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McMaster Power Words set 15

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impecunious
not having enough money to pay for necessities
fulminate
criticize severely
inure
cause to accept or become hardened to
reprobate
a person without moral scruples
venerable
profoundly honored
nascent
coming into existence
lassitude
a feeling of lack of interest or energy
untenable
(of theories) incapable of being defended or justified
platitude
a trite or obvious remark
desultory
marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose
inimical
not friendly
contentious
inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
refractory
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
approbation
official recognition or approval
temerity
fearless daring
posthumous
after death
voracious
devouring or craving food in great quantities
cathartic
emotionally or physically purging
mundane
found in the ordinary course of events
penury
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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