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15 terms

WW 17

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autocratic
exercising sole or complete control, dictatorial; one who exercises total control; a domineering person; absolute rule by a single person
caustic
capable of destroying tissue by chemical action; corrosive; Very sarcastic, sharp or biting.
debilitate
to impair the strength of; to enfeeble
duplicitous
marked by deception; deceit in speech or actions; deliberate deception
emissary
a representative sent on a special errand
felicitous
happily suited to an occasion or situation, appropriate and graceful. Marked by happiness or good fortune; pleasant; charming.
forthright
direct; straightforward; frank
impecunious
being habitually without money; poor
jaundiced
of an unhealthy yellow appearance. Affected by jealousy, resentment, or hostility.
mercenary
serving merely for money or gain; greedy. A soldier who fights for whoever pays him.
notorious
well known for a particular quality or trait, often an unfavorable one
oust
to eject from a position or place; to drive out of use. Dismissal from a position
parsimonious
excessively sparing or frugal; penurious.
pejorative
having negative or unpleasant associations, belittling.
precept
a general principle or rule of action