Power Words

Power Words


bellicose -warlike, aggressive
enamored -charmed or fascinated
inimical -hostile, unfriendly
probity -absolute honesty,uprightness
reprobate -of thouroughly bad character
spartan -simplicity, self denial
sybaritic -luxurious sensual way of life
prodigal -recklessly extravagant
protracted -drawn out
obsequious -excessively submissive
apollonian -harmonious,ordered,rational
delphic -unclear ambiguous
mercurial -rapid changes in mood
ambivalent -havving opposing feelings at same time
ephemeral -lasting a day, or short time
malevolent -having intense ill will or hatred
rectitude -moral integrity,correctness of procedure
abrogate -to abolish or annul, to ignore
auspicious -promising success, fortunate prosperous
perspicacious -acute or shrewd mental vision/judgement
eqivocate -to avoid givang a direct answer
sophistry -cleverly deceptive reasoning/argument
sophomoric -overly impressed with ones own knowledge but undereducated & immature
draconian -extremely severe or cruel
contentious -picker of fights; quarrelsome
tendentious -leaning to a point of view; biased
propensity -intense inclination or preference
panacea -remedy for ills or difficulties, cure all
elucidate -to clarify by explaining
pernicious -extremely harmfull or destructive
omniscience -infinite awareness
disputatious -inclined to argue or debate
narcissism -extreme self centeredness,self fascination
adumbrate -to hint at, fortell
endemic -found only in a given place or region
pandemic -widespread affecting a large portionof the people
circuitous -not forthright or direct in action
circumspect -cautious
discordant -being at odds, conflicting, non harmoneous
decadent -self indulging
recidivism -to fall back to earlier habits
apocryphal -doubtfull genuineness or authenticity
abstruse -deep or complex


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