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Colin Powell Vocab

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Schlepper someone who carries things that are clumsy or difficult to move
Riding shotgun sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle, next to the driver; term comes from the early 1900s and refers to armed guards, often carrying shotguns, who would protect the cargo and the driver of a vehicle
Claustrophobic a claustrophobic place feels uncomfortably closed or crowded
Precarious if something is done in a precarious manner, it is done in a dangerously unstable or insecure way
Prestigious if something is prestigious, it has a greater level of people’s respect or honor than others like it
Mouthing off a slang term meaning to express opinions or complaints in a loud, rude manner
Priority a priority is the thing that is most important to a person in a particular situation or relationship
Capabilities the things one is able to do or the talents one is able to develop
Noble having or showing qualities of honor
Degrading lowering or reducing rank, dignity, respect, quality, or value
Congested overcrowded
Prosperous successful; well-to-do
Allure an allure is a power of attraction, an ability to interest or entice others
Ravage destroy in a severe, drastic way
Deteriorate to fall apart; to break down in quality or value
Perseverance to have perseverance is to stay focused on a plan, a belief, or a purpose
Instilled introduced slowly and with consistent, constant effort
Lackluster lacking brightness and energy; dull
Indifferently without interest or feeling; either for or against
Commission the act of granting an individual certain powers or authority to carry out a particular duty; also, an official document from a government granting a particular rank in the armed forces.
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