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Power Words 5. adulation. (n) extreme praise (Though the book was pretty good, Marcy did not believe it deserved the adulation it received.) ______________ deserves all the adulation he/she gets. Benign (buh NINE). (adj.) not threatening, mild, harmless

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Power words 5

Power Words 5


Adulation

adulation

  • (n) extreme praise

  • (Though the book was pretty good, Marcy did not believe it deserved the adulation it received.)

  • ______________ deserves all the adulation he/she gets.


Benign buh nine

Benign (buh NINE)

  • (adj.) not threatening, mild, harmless

  • (We were all relieved to hear that the medical tests determined her tumor to be benign.)

  • Though many people think he/she/it is dangerous, ___________ is really benign.


Capitulate cap it choo late

Capitulate (cap IT choo late)

  • (v.) to surrender, to give in

  • (The army finally capitulated after fighting a long costly battle.)

  • The only way I can get my parents to capitulate to my demands is to ________.


Deride

deride

  • (v.) to laugh at mockingly

  • (adj.) derisive; (n.) derision

  • (The bullies derided the foreign student’s accent.)

  • Though many people deride him/her, _________ does not deserve the derision she receives.


Emulate

emulate

  • (v.) to imitate

  • (I idolized Jimmy Page as a teenager, so I sought to emulate him by buying a Les Paul guitar.)

  • ________ would be a good person to emulate because _____________.


Fa ade fuss odd

Façade (fuss ODD)

  • (n.) a deceptive appearance or attitude

    • (Despite my smiling façade, I am feeling melancholy.)

  • Whenever I __________ I feel like I have to hide behind a façade.


Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition

  • (n.) the act of placing two things next to each other for comparison; (v.) juxtapose

  • (The interior designer admired my juxtaposition of the yellow couch and green table.)

  • When I juxtapose _____ and _______ I have a hard time deciding between the two.


Malevolent mal eh vol uhnt

Malevolent (mal EH vol uhnt)

  • (adj.) wanting harm to befall others

  • (The malevolent old man sat in the park all day, tripping unsuspecting passersby with his cane.)

  • I have never felt malevolent toward _____.


Panacea pan uh see uh

Panacea (pan uh SEE uh)

  • (n.) a remedy for all ills or difficulties (Doctors wish there was a single panacea for every disease, but sadly there is not.)

  • Sometimes it seems the only panacea for my problems is ___________.


Respite ress pit

Respite (RESS pit)

  • (n.) a break, a rest

  • (Justin left the pub to gain a brief respite from the smoke and noise.)

  • When I need a respite from my problems, I like to ___________________.


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