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potentate
a ruler who has a lot of power, especially one whose power is not limited, for example by the existence of a parliament
autodidact
a person who teaches himself or herself, rather than being taught by a teacher
renegade
having treacherously changed allegiance, apostate
coterminous
having the same boundaries or extent in space, time, or meaning
spate
a larger number of events than usual, especially unpleasant ones, happening at about the same time
insinuate
to suggest, without being direct, that something unpleasant is true
intuit
understand or work out by instinct
synopsis
a summary of a larger work
rehash
writing or speech that uses old ideas as if they were new
manifesto
a written statement of the beliefs, aims, and policies of an organization, especially a political party
précis
a short form of a text that gives only the important parts
tentative
test, unconfirmed, provisional, indefinite
ineffable
too great for descriptionو cannot be described
visage
the face
diminutive
extremely small
overbearing
unpleasantly or arrogantly domineering.
earnest
seroius and determined
ardor
strong emotion, or great enthusiasm or excitement
celerity
swiftness ; quickness speed
deliberation
slow and careful movement or thought
huffy
annoyed or irritated and quick to take offense at petty things
labored
done with great effort and difficulty
eponym
a person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc., is named or thought to be named.
trope
a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression
avuncular
friendly, kind, helpful
affinity
a liking or sympathy for someone or something; a close similarity between two things
overarching
most important, because of including or affecting all other areas
veritable
used for emphasis, often to qualify a metaphor.
annex
to take possession of an area of land or a country, usually by force or without permissioد
jarring
have an unpleasant, annoying, or disturbing effect
tantalize
To tease or torment by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach.
neophyte
a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief.
sate
to satisfy fully or to excess
capitulation
the action of surrendering or ceasing to resist an opponent or demand.
apt
to be likely to do something
at one's disposal
available for one to use whenever or however one wishes.
dispensation
exemption from a rule or usual requirement.
plight
a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation, predicament
opt
make a choice from a range of possibilities.
forgo
go without; omit or decline to take (something pleasant or valuable
tempestuous
stormy;Characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion.
doting
extremely and uncritically fond of someone; adoring.
imminent
coming or likely to happen very soon; impending
heresy
belief or opinion contrary to orthodox
drone on
to talk for a long time in a boring way
extol
to praise something or someone very much
toil
hard work, especially work that makes you feel physically tired
obtuse
stupid and slow to understand, or unwilling to try to understand
wily
skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
outright
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