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Word: impuissance

Definition: powerlessness; feebleness


More Vocab Words

::: superimpose - place over something else
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
::: loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
::: transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
::: incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
::: rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
::: servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
::: rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
::: forgo - (forego) give up; do without