Lesson 13 Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT Book One

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holocaust
noun

a great or complete destruction of life

embroil
verb

to draw into a conflict or fight
syn: entangle

anachronism
noun

something or someone existing outside of its proper time

denigrate
verb

to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of
syn: defame; belitte
ant: praise; promote

humane
adjective

kind; compassionate
syn: kindly; benevolent; considerate
ant: inhumane; cruel

effusive
adjective

emotionally excessive; overly demonstrative
syn: gushing
ant: reserved; restrained

defunct
adjective

no longer in existance
syn: invalid; extinct

lackey
noun

a slavish follower
syn: minion

envisage
verb

to form a mental picture
syn: imagine; visualize

lament
verb

to mourn
syn: grieve
ant: rejoice

gape
verb

to stare with an open mouth

impertinent
adjective

rude and disrespectful
syn: insolent; impolite
ant: polite; courteous

haughty
adjective

arrogant; proud
syn: arrogant
ant: humble; shy

nemesis
noun

someone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve; a hated enemy
syn: rival; adversary
ant: collaborator; friend

lethal
adjective

deadly; fatal
syn: mortal
ant: harmless

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