VOCAB 17

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VOCAB 17
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  1. Autocratic
    • Exercising sole or complete control; dictatorial.
    • One who exercises total control; a domineering person.
    • Absolute rule by a single person.
  2. Caustic
    • Capable of destroying tissue by chemical action; corrosive.
    • Very sarcastic; sharp or biting.
  3. Debilitate
    To impair the strength of; to enfeeble.
  4. Duplicitous
    Marked by deception.
  5. Emissary
    A representative sent on a special errand.
  6. Felicitous
    • Happy suited to an occasion or situation; appropriate and graceful.
    • Marked by happiness or good fortune; pleasant; charming.
  7. Forthright
    Direct; straightforward; frank.
  8. Impecunious
    Being habitually without money; poor.
  9. Jaundiced
    • Of an unhealthy yellow appearance.
    • Affected by jealousy, resentment, or hostility
  10. Mercenary
    • Serving merely for money or gain; greedy.
    • A soldier who fights for whoever pays him.
  11. Notorious
    Well known for a particular quality or trait, often an unfavorable one.
  12. Oust
    To eject from a position or place; to drive out of use.
  13. Parsimonious
    Excessively sparing or frugal; penurious
  14. Pejorative
    Having negative or unpleasant associations; belittling
  15. Precept
    A general principle or rule of action.

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