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some dictators could be considered _______ rulers
Omnipotent (ADJ) (OMNIPOTENCE, THE OMNIPOTENNT)
all-powerful, having unlimited power or influence
The omnipotent ruler passed _______ laws based on whim alone.
Arbitray (ADJ) (ARBITRARILY)
dictatiorial or characterized by absolute power or authroity
He may _______ his fear of flying by ifnally getting on an airplane.
Vanquish (V)
conquer, overpower, defeat completely; gain mastery or control over
the omnipotent ruler used arbitrary laws to _______ the legal system
override (V) (OVERRIDING)
to dominate, suppress, or prevail over; veto
the omnipotent ruler has the power to ______ people arbitrarily.
Constrain (V) (CONSTRAINING, CONSTRAINT)
to force or compel; to restrain
shouting imprecations at someone might be considered _______.
Porvocation (N) (PROVOCATIVE, PROVOKE, PROVOKING)
something that irritates, incites, angers, or excites
the imprecations of the Cyclops _______ against Odysseus's homecoming.
Militate (V)
to have weight or effect or to operated against or in favor of.
After the accident, the two drivers became ______ in a heated discussion.
Embroil (V) (EMBROILMENT)
to involve in a quarrel, conflict, problem; thrown into confusion
Odysseus ______ to defeat the Trojans through the use of the wooden horse.
Contrive (V) (CONTRIVED, CONTRIVANCE)
to scheme or plan, invent or design; to manage to do
studying is certanily _______ to good grades
Conduce (V) (CONDUCIVE)
to contribute toward, further, promote; lead toward a desirable result
the employee tried to _______ himself with his boss through compliments.
Ingratiate (V) (INGRATIATING, INGRATIATION, INGRATE)
to bring oneself into another's favor or good graces - to attempt to get on the "good side"
abracadabra is perhaps the most famoush _______
Incantation (N) (INCANTORY)
the use of magical words to cast a spell: magic
The owners attempted to ________ the players by offering higher salaries.
Conciliate (V) (CONCILIATION, CONCILIAITOR, CONCILIATORY)
to pacify or soothe the anger of; to win goodwill by friendly acts.
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Mollify (V) (MOLLIFICATION, MOLLIFIER, MOLLIFYING
to pacify, soothe, or soften in intensity
In the Land of the Dead, Odysseus ________ the dead by offering a sacrifice
Assuage (V)
To pacify, calm, or satisfy to make less severe
Turning the other cheek is an example of _______
Sufferance (N)
patient endurance, the ability to bear or endure pain, distress; toleration or permission implied by failure to interference
Despite his tribulations, Odyssus did not _______ to despondencey
Succumb (V)
to yield or give way to a superior force; to die (usually followed by TO)