This week's topic is: Pickup Artists
cavalry: (n.) soldiers mounted on horses
engage: (v.) (in this case) to begin battle with a target
coercion: (n.) the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats
nefarious: (adj.) evil
dispiriting: (adj.) causing someone to lose enthusiasm or hope.
emerge from: (v.) come from; be born from
precept: (n.) general rule that is the basis of a system or philosophy
rooted in (something): (v.) having something as a basis
disarm: (v.) make someone lose access to a weapon or tool they have
egotistical: (adj.) selfish or self-centred
be off the table: (idiom) not available as an option
attainable: (adj.) can be obtained
menacing: (adj.) threatening or scary
degrading: (adj.) insults someone’s worth
(it all) boils down to: (idiom) used when summarizing or pointing out the most crucial/central point of something.