20 terms

McMaster Power Words set 20

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belittle
lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
austere
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
dissent
a difference of opinion
impecunious
not having enough money to pay for necessities
prevaricate
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
incorrigible
impervious to correction by punishment
bellicose
having or showing a ready disposition to fight
glib
having only superficial plausibility
chagrin
strong feelings of embarrassment
insular
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
extol
praise, glorify, or honor
paucity
an insufficient quantity or number
fledgling
young and inexperienced
disseminate
cause to become widely known
xenophobia
an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers
schism
division of a group into opposing factions
temerity
fearless daring
bourgeois
a member of the middle class
magnate
a very wealthy or powerful businessman
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