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Vocabulary Energizers Chapter 4

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odyssey
long, adventurous journey; peregrination
protean
readily changing form or character; capitulate
fiasco
complete or ridiculous failure; debacle
idiosyncrasy
personal peculiarity; eccentricity
quintessence
most essential part or quality; perfect example; paragon
rankle
cause bitterness, hatred, resentment, exasperate
decimate
destroy or kill a large part of; ravage
narcissism
extreme self-love or self-admiration; egoism
incumbent
(noun) holder of an office or position; (adjective) holding an office or position; resting as a duty or obligation; required; obligatory
succumb
give in, give up, yield; die; capitulate
malady
disease, disorder
malice
ill will, desire to harm others
malinger
pretend illness or injury to avoid work, chores, duty
malefactor
evildoer, criminal
malpractice
failure of professional duty or professional misconduct