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powerless

adjective     /ˈpaʊə.ləs/ US  /ˈpaʊɚ-/
having no power: The villagers are powerless against the armed invaders. The police seem to be powerless (= unable) to prevent these attacks.Weakness and vulnerability powerlessness     /-nəs/ noun [U] A significant cause of stress in the workplace is a sense of powerlessness and lack of control.Weakness and vulnerability
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