VCR Lesson 4

Emma Love

Fill in the Blank

The _______________ ruler had complete control over his people and held almost all authority in the country.
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What's the word?

puissant (adj.)

-having great power or influence

Other Parts of Speech

puissance (n.)

-power, might, or force

Roots

possum, posse, potui (L.) "to be able," "to have power"

Synonyms

-mighty

-powerful

-forceful

-invincible

Antonyms

-helpless

-powerless

-insignificant

-weak

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Practice

Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.


a) The puissant citizens disliked the harshness of their ruler but did not speak out against him.


b) President Barrack Obama is a puissant man who leads the United States of America.


c) The teacher had puissance over her classroom, and the students always obeyed her.


d) The puissant mother held complete control over her household.