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Unit 20 - Power


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aggression
(n) an angry feeling that makes you want to attack or defeat someone else
authority
(n) the power to make decisions or tell people what to do
benign
(adj) kind and nice
bully
1. (v) to frighten or hurt someone who is smaller or weaker than you 2. (n) someone who frightens or hurts someone who is smaller oweaker than they are
command
1. (v) to officially order someone to do something 2. (n) an offical order
conquer
(v) 1. to take control of land or people using soldiers 2. to gain control of a situation or emotion by making a great physical or mental effort
consent
1. (v) to give approval for something 2. (n) permission to do something
controversy
(n) a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
dictator
(n) someone who uses force to take and keep power in a country
dominate
(v) to control something or someone, often in a negative way, because you have more power or influence
eliminate
(v) to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
enforce
(v) to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
entitled
(adj) having the riht to do something
exempt
(adj) allowed to ignore something such as a rule, obligation or payment
former
(adj) used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status, etc in the past, but not now
impose
(v) to introduce something such as a new law or new system and force people to accept it
inferior
(adj) not as good as something else
intimidate
(v) to deliberately make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want
label
1. (v) to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, especially one that is not completely fair or true 2. (n) a word or phrase that is used to describe someone or something, especially one that is not completely fair or true 3. (n) a piece of paper or material fastened to an object that gives information about it
liberate
(v) to give someone the freedom to do what they want, for example by taking them out of a situation in which their behaviour is controlled
mainstream
1. (n) ideas, ethods or people that are considered ordinary or normal and accepted by most people 2. (adj) considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
master
1. (v) to learn something thoroughly so that you know it or can do it very well 2. (n) a man who has control over servants or other people who work for him
minister
(n) an official in charge of a government department in the UK and other countries
monarch
(n) a king or queen
prohibit
(v) to offically stop something from being done, especially by making it illegal
reign
1. (v) if a king or queen reigns, they offically rule a country 2. (n) the period of time when a king or queen rules a country
reinforce
(v) to make an idea, belief or feeling stronger
reluctant
(adj) not willing to do something
resist
(v) 1. to oppose or fight against someone or something 2. to stop yourself from doing something that you would very much like to do
restrict
(v) to keep something within strict limits
society
(n) people in general living together in organised communities, with laws and traditions controlling the way they behave towards one another
subject
1. (v) to make someone experience something unpleasant 2. (n) an idea, problem, situation, etc that you discuss or write about 3. (n) someone who lives in a country that is controlled by a king or queen
subjective
(adj) based on your own feelings and ideas and not on fact
submit
(v) to accept that someone has defeated you or has power over you
summon
(v) to officially order someone to come to a place, especially a court of law
superior
(adj) better than someone or something else in quality or skill
undermine
(v) to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident or successful
unrest
(n) angry or violent behaviour by people who are protesting against something
victimise
(v) to treat someone in a deliberately unfair way
vulnerable
(adj) someone who is vulnerable is weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
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