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Omnipotent
(adj) (omnipotence, the omnipotent)

Some dictators could be considered OMNIPOTENT rulers

- all-powerful, having unlimited power or infuluence

ex: dictators, leader of a country, Zeus, supterintandent,
arbitrary
(adj) (arbitrarily)

The omnipotent ruler passes ARBITRARY laws based on whim alone.

- dictatorial or characterized by absolute power or authority; random or based on whim rather than rule or law

ex: like chewing gums to class (it doesn't affect ur way of learning)
vanquish
(v)

He may VANQUISH his fear of flying by finally getting on an airplane.

- conquer, overpower, defaet completely; gain mastery or control over (physically or emotionally)(you don't have the power; you gain the power) (has the fear and get rid of it)

ex: fear of height, anxiety
Override
(v) (overriding)

the omnipotent ruler used arbitrary laws to OVERRIDE the legal system.

- to dominate, suppress, or prevail over; to disregard or annul (you already have the power)

ex: the congress overrides presidential election
Constrain
(v) (constraining, constraint)

The omnipotent ruler has the power to CONTSTRAIN people arbitrarily.

- to force or compel; to restrain, confine or stifle (fighting the force)

ex: rebellion, war
Provocation
(noun) (provocation, provoke, provoking)

Shouting imprecations at someone might be considered PROVOCATION.

-something that irritates, incites, angers or excites

Ex. madonna and her videos want men to attract
Militate
(verb)

The imprecations of the Cyclops MILITATED against Odysseus's homecoming.

-to have weight or effect or to operated against or in favor of (usually against)

Ex. adultry, drugs
Embroil
(verb) (embroilment)

After the accident, the two drivers became EMBROILED in a heated discussion.

-to involve in a quarrel, conflict, problem; thrown into confusion

Ex. parents in a fight, divorse is a result
Contrive
(verb) (contrived, contrivance)

Odysseus CONTRIVED to defeat the Trojans through the use of the wooden horse.

-to scheme or plan, invent or design; to manage to do (must often ideas- nonmaterial)

Ex. jim carey over acts in his movies, or overplan
conduce
(verb) (conducive)

Studying is certainly CONDUCIVE to good grades.

-to contribute toward, further, promote; lead toward a desirable result

Ex. eating healthy, the classroom is good for studying
Ingratiate
(verb) (ingratiating, ingratiation, ingrate)

The employee tried to INGRATIATE himself with his boss through comliments.

-to bring oneself into another's favor or good grace- to attempt to get on the "good side"

Ex. giving a teacher an apple
Incantation
(verb)(incantory)

Abracadabra is perhaps the most famous INCANTATION.

-the use of magical words to cast a spell; magic

Ex. harry potter, "open sesame"
Conciliate
(verb)(conciliation, concliliator, conciliatory)

The owners attempted to CONCILIATE the players by offering higher salaries.

-to pacify or soothe the anger of; to win goodwill by friendly acts

Ex. osoma trying to do a favor to win bush
Mollify
(verb) (mollification, mollifier, mollifying)

My anger was MOLLIFIED when he agreed to pay for the damages.

-to pacify, soothe or soften; to reduce in intensity

Ex.pacifier to a baby or a bottle of milk to a baby
Assuage
(verb)

In the Land of the Dead, Odysseus ASSUAGED the dead by offering a sacrifice.

-to pacify, calm, or satisfy; to make less severe

Ex. time heals all wounds
Sufferance
(noun)

Turning the other cheek is an example of SUFFERANCE.

-toleration or permission implied by failure to interfere;
patient endurance, the ability to bear or endure pain, distress

Ex. Muhammad Ali, lance Armstrong
Succumb
(verb)

Despite his tribulations, Odysseus did not SUCCUMB to despondency.

-to yield or give way to a superior force; to die (usually followed by TO)

Ex. stop fighting cancer, to just stop the arguing and give in
Susceptible
(adjective)(susceptibility)

Her parents worried about her since she was SUSCEPTIBLE to peer pressure.

-Easily influenced or impressionable; subject to, prone to , or sensitive to

Ex. atheletes to injury