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Week 20

1

inveterate

long established; deep-rooted; habitual

Stan has always had trouble telling the truth; in fact, he’s an inveterate liar.

2

omnipotent

all-powerful

He liked to think that he was an omnipotent manager, but he really had very little control over anything.

3

proximity

closeness

I try to sit far away from Roxy—I don’t like sitting in proximity to her because she wears too much perfume.

4

elusive

difficult to capture, as in something actually fleeting

The girl’s expression was elusive; the painter had a hard time recreating it on the canvas.

5

emigrate /immigrate

to leave one’s country or region and settle in another

Many Jews left Russia and immigrated to Israel after it was founded in 1948.

6

transient

passing away with time; passing from one place to another

Jack Dawson enjoyed his transient lifestyle; with nothing but the clothes on his back and the air in his lungs, he was free to travel wherever he wanted.

7

transitory

short-lived or temporary

The sadness she felt was only transitory; the next day her mood improved.

8

affable

easy-going; friendly

We enjoyed spending time with Mr. Lee because he was such a pleasant, affable man.