Vocab 13

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holocaust

n. great or complete destruction of life

embroil

v. to draw into a conflict or fight
syn. entangle

anachronism

n. something or someone existing outside its proper time

denigrate

v. to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of
syn. defame; belittle
ant. praise; promote

humane

adj. kind; compassionate
syn. kindly; benevolent; considerate
ant. inhumane; cruel

effusive

adj. emotionally excessive; overly demonstrative
syn. gushing
ant. reserved; restrained

defunct

adj. no longer in existence
syn. invalid; extinct

lackey

n. a slavish follower
syn. minion

envisage

v. to form a mental picture
syn. imagine; visualize

lament

v. to mourn
syn. grieve
ant. rejoice

gape

v. to stare with an open mouth

impertinent

adj. rude and disrespectful
syn. insolent; impolite
ant. polite; courteous

haughty

adj. arrogant; proud
syn. arrogant
ant. humble; shy

nemesis

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

lethal

adj. deadly; fatal
syn. mortal
ant. harmless

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