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Omnipotent
*All powerful
*unlimited power
Children think of their parents as Omnipotent.
Arbitrary
*Selected at random
He made an arbitrary division of his studies.
Vanquish
*To conquer,
*To gain control
Helen Keller, by her determination Vanquished great obsticles.
Override
*To dominate
Our desires at times override the laws of justice.
Constrain
*To force or compel
*To restrain
Fear of punishment often constrains us to act honestly and justly
Provocation
*irritates, excites or angers
*The speakers attack on his opponent served as a provocation to get us involved in the political debate.
*His every movement was a provocation to a fight.
Militate
*To operate against or in favor of something.
*The facts of the case militate against his opinion.
Embroil
*To envolve in a quarrel
The small country wished to stay neutral rather than to become embroiled in the international conflict.
Contrive
*To scheme or plan
Polonius contrived a meeting between Hamlet and Ophelia.
Conduce
*To contribute toward
She has many qualities that conduce to academic success.
Ingratiate
*to get on someones good side
*The merchants felt that their good manners would ingratiate them with their customers.
Incantation
*The use of magical words to cast a spell
The goddess muttered some incantations to transform the tree into a deer.
Conciliate
*to pacify or sooth anger
After wrecking the car, he found it hard to concilate his father.
Mollify
*To soothe, pacify, soften, or reduce in intensity
*Their thoughtfullness mullified my ager.
Assauge
*To calm, make less severe.
He assauged his thirst by taking a drink at the brook.
Sufferance
the ability to bear or endure pain.
She remained calm and resolute in the sufferance of hardships.
Succumb
*to die
Hunger forced the city to succumb.
Susceptible
*Easily influenced or impressionable
Almost everyone is susceptible to flattery.