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Word Smart Lesson 13

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Abstract
adj. theoretical, impersonal
hegemony
noun. the domination of one state over its allies
fortuitous
adj. occurring by happy chance
euphemism
noun. an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
desiccate
verb. remove water from
dexterous
adj. skillful in physical movements
flaunt
verb. to display proudly
culpable
adj. deserving blame; guilty
chicanery
noun. trickery
charisma
noun. a magical-seeming ability to attract followers or inspire loyalty
bourgeois
adj. belonging to the middle class
antecedent
noun. a preceding occurrence or cause or event
inane
adj. silly; senseless
lugubrious
adj. excessively mournful
incense
verb. to make furious