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Word: impuissance

Definition: powerlessness; feebleness


More Vocab Words

::: tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
::: petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
::: plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
::: drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
::: sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.