“Simon’s Saga,” Vocabulary from Episode 33 – 25 Words

enhance

increase

These changes have greatly enhanced your intuition and your ability to understand and empathize with others of your kind.
faculty

an inherent cognitive or perceptual power of the mind

They have also awakened your dormant telepathic faculties.
nascent

being born or beginning

To allow your nascent abilities in this area to develop, they had to be protected from the Observer.
engrossed

giving or marked by complete attention to

“We must have gotten really engrossed in our discussion,” Jaz said.
expeditiously

with efficiency; in an efficient manner

“I mean, I feel there is a definite threat that must be countered expeditiously and decisively.”
decisive

characterized by resoluteness and firmness

“I mean, I feel there is a definite threat that must be countered expeditiously and decisively.”
resolute

firm in purpose or belief

“You seem so certain—so resolute.”
sacrosanct

treated as if holy and kept free from violation or criticism

Your hunches are sacrosanct. If you’re that sure something is true, it’s true.
imminent

close in time; about to occur

He must convince all these big shots that the threat is imminent, and that immediate, drastic steps must be taken.
tutelary

providing protective supervision

“You’d better hope you have a guardian angel, or some sort of tutelary spirit, shielding your Seminar from observers,” Xela said.
tyro

someone new to a field or activity

“I am very happy to announce, however, that I have made excellent progress in developing my latent telepathic abilities over the last few months. I must say, I am no longer a tyro.”
augment

grow or intensify

My family has a long line of psychics, clairvoyants, and yogis. I just augmented it with some modern science.
keynote

the principal theme in a speech or literary work

See him as getting things off to a wonderful start with that speech. Setting the keynote. Saying exactly the right things in precisely the right way to motivate people.
extemporaneous

with little or no preparation or forethought

“I heard that you’re very good at extemporaneous speaking.”
apex

the highest point of something

“And all those groupies chasing after him at the apex of the power hierarchy,” Xela said.
hierarchy

a series of ordered groupings within a system

“And all those groupies chasing after him at the apex of the power hierarchy,” Xela said.
gamut

a complete extent or range

We’ve brought together all their expertise representing the gamut of human knowledge: politics, economics, law, business, science.
bedevil

treat cruelly

We want to find ways to end poverty, war, racism, all the social ills that have bedeviled humanity for so long.
exploit

use or manipulate to one’s advantage

Announce to the Seminar that key people in the world are being controlled telepathically by aliens, messing everything up, siphoning off vast wealth, exploiting our species and our planet—and that we’d better get hopping to put a stop to it?
neutralize

oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

We find the central controlling agency and neutralize it.
complacent

contented to a fault with oneself or one’s actions

It’s just a hunch, but these guys seem a little complacent. I don’t think they’re sitting around worrying, expecting Earth to counterattack any time soon.
indigenous

originating where it is found

Just sit on this planet forever, sucking practically everything out of it and its indigenous inhabitants.
annihilate

kill in large numbers

We find them and try to destroy them. If we take them by surprise and annihilate them, great.
avenge

take action in return for a perceived wrong

“I’ve always liked the sheriffs in those Westerns. Kind of like avenging angels.”
procrastinate

postpone doing what one should be doing

Yeah, I’ve procrastinated a long time about doing Miss Bridget’s assignment.

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