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Week 5: Vocabulary Energizers

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large, strong, aggressive woman
iconoclast
attacker of traditional or cherished beliefs, institutions, ideas
sardonic
mockingly bitter or scornful; sarcastic
supercilious
scornfully looking down on others; disdainfully superior
nemesis
agent of revenge, punishment; difficult or unbeatable opponent; something capable of being achieved or overcome; cause of one's downfall or doing
procrastinate
to put off till later
panacea
remedy for all desires, suffering, troubles
capricious
unpredictable; impulsive
introvert
one who is concerned mainly with self-examination and one's own inner life rather than with others
extrovert
one whose interests and thoughts are mainly with other people and things outside oneself rather than with one's own inner life
erotic
pertaining to or arousing sexual love and desire
machiavellian
unprincipled and crafty
mesmerize
to hypnotize, fascinate
odyssey
a long, adventurous journey
laconic
brief, concise
rankle
to cause bitterness, hatred, resentment
tantalize
to arouse hopes that will be frustrated
succumb
to give in, give up, yield; die
catholic
broad-minded, universal
idiosyncrasy
personal peculiarity
forte
strong point
narcissism
extreme self-love or self-admiration
jeopardize
to put in danger
impede
to hinder, obstruct, slow down the process of
fiasco
a complete or ridiculous failure
cupidity
greed