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2Word: charisma Definition: the quality of a leader which captures great populardevotion; personal magnetism;charmPart of Speech: nounDerivatives: charismaticLink: BubbaSentence: Bubba became the mayor due to his charisma.
3Word: contemporary Definition: modern; up-to-date Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: contemporariesLink: sanctuarySentence: This contemporary window belongs in the sanctuary.
4Word: contend Definition: to state to be so; claim; affirm Part of Speech: verbLink: can mendDerivatives: contends;contended, contendingSentence: I contend that love and time can mend a broken heart.
5Word: conversely Definition: in an opposite manner; in an altogether different wayPart of Speech: adverbLink: Nurse LeeSentence: Nurse Lee works with babies; conversely, her friends work in a nursing home with old people.
6Word: extrovert Definition: an outgoing, sociable person Part of Speech: nounLink: Bert, the flirtSentence: Bert, the flirt, is an extrovert who enjoys going to parties and chatting with anyone wearing a skirt.
7Word: poignant Definition: emotionally moving; touching Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: poignantlyLink: boy sentSentence: The boy sent a poignant letter to Santa asking for a pair of shoes.
8Word: prevalent Definition: widespread; common Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: prevalence,prevalentlyLink: fender bentSentence: Accidents are prevalent during rush hour, so try not to get your fender bent.
9Word: proponent Definition: someone who supports a cause, a supporter Part of Speech: nounLink: in a momentSentence: In a moment, we will hear from a proponent of free speech.
10Word: quest Definition: a search; pursuit Part of Speech: noun Link: best nestSentence: The bird was on a quest for the best nest to lay her eggs and did not rest until she found it.
11Word: traumatic Definition: causing painful emotions, with possible long-lasting psychological effectsPart of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: traumaticallyLink: automaticSentence: War memories were traumatic for the soldiers who experienced automatic flashbacks for many years.