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McMaster Power Words list 2

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veracity
adherence to the truth; truthfulness
paean
a formal expression of praise
adulterate
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
benevolent
having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others
trenchant
characterized by or full of force and vigor
boon
blessing; benefit; something very helpful
indigent
poor enough to need help from others
effigy
a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
vex
cause annoyance in
dearth
an insufficient quantity or number
exacerbate
make worse
nefarious
extremely wicked
impolitic
imprudent; unwise
engender
to cause, to produce, to create
euphoric
exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
deleterious
harmful to living things
animus
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
intrepid
fearless
indomitable
impossible to subdue or defeat
obliterate
to destroy completely