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encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win