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Power Plus Book One Lesson One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight

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Licentious
Morally unrestrained
Numismatist
A coin collector
Paucity
A scarcity; lack
Fatalistic
Believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate
Obtrude
To force oneself into a situation uninvited
Pensive
Dreamily thoughtful
Lackadaisical
Uninterested; listless
Alienate
To turn away feelings or affections
Elated
In high spirits; Exultantly proud and joyful
Epigram
A witty saying expressing a single thought or observation
Amalgamate
To combine
Demented
Mentally ill; Insane
Hone
To sharpen
Beleaguer
To besiege by encircling ( as with an army); to harass
Gorge
to eat or swallow greedily
Antiquated
no longer used or useful; very old
Opiate
A narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from pain
Caricature
an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
Dally
To waste time; To dawdle
Felonious
Pertaining to or constituting a major crime
Edifice
Alarge, elaborate structure; An imposing building
Ambidextrous
Equally skillful with either hand
Belated
Delayed
Animate
To give life or motion to
Knead
To work dough or clay into a uniform mixture
Chauvinist
one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gendor, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex or other beliefs
Egalitarian
Promoting equal rights for all people
Berserk
In a state of violent or destructive rage
Ostentatious
Marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display
Delude
To mislead
Elude
To escape notice; To get away from
Fallow
Inactive; Unproductive
Blight
Anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation
Obsequy
A funeral rite or ceremony.
Denizen
An inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
Fealty
The loyalty that citizens owe to their country
Entice
To attract, tempt
Gratify
To please
Laggard
A slow person, especially one who falls behind
Gambit
Maneuver or action used to gain an advantage
Jaded
Worn out; Dulled, as from overindulgence
Gist
The main point
Advocate
To recommend; To speak in favor of
Efface
To wipe out; To keep oneself from being noticed
Charisma
Personal appeal or attraction; Magnetism
Ogre
A brute; A large monster; A frightful giant
Mesmerize
To hypnotize
Entity
Anything having existence, either physical or mystical
Bandy
To exchange words; To discuss casually
Dastardly
Cowardly and treacherous
Nepotism
Favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
Begrudge
To resent another's success; To envy
Mandarin
A member of an elite intellectual or cultural group
Glutinous
Gluey; Sticky
Enmity
A state of deep-seated ill-will
Declaim
To speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner
Imbue
To inspire or influence; To saturate
Gaff
A pole with a large hook on one end
Quaff
To drink in large quantities; To gulp
Bibliophile
A book lover
Gird
To prepare for an event or an action
Daunt
To overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
Flux
In constant change
Hovel
A wretched living place; an open shed
Cadaverous
Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
Gothic
Of the middle ages; of or relating to a mysterious, grotesque, and desolate style of fiction
Penury
Extreme poverty
Egress
An exit; a means of going out
Felicity
Happiness; bliss
Despot
A dictator with absolute power
Beget
To produce; to make happen
Educe
To draw or bring out
Glean
To gather bit by bit
Chafe
To wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction
Effrontery
Shameless boldness
Imbibe
To drink (especially alcohol)
Feign
To pretend
Desist
To stop; discontinue
Allude
To hint at, to refer to indirectly
Elite
The choice members or best of a group