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Word: impuissance

Definition: powerlessness; feebleness


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::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
::: prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
::: unanimity - complete agreement; ADJ. unanimous
::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
::: advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
::: loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell