Vocabulary 11 & 12

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impotent

powerless; lacking strength

imprecation

a curse

jocular

humorous, lighthearted

juxtapose

to place side by side for comparison

kinetic

pertaining to motion

kismet

destiny; fate; fortune (one's lot in life)

knell

a sound made by a bell rung slowly for a death or funeral

labyrinth

a complicated network of winding passages; a maze

lachrymose

tearful, weepy

laconic

using few words; short; concise

lambent

softly bright or radiant; running or moving lightly over a surface

languid

sluggish; drooping from weakness

lascivious

lustful or lewes; inciting sexual desire

legerdemain

sleight of hand; deception

libertine

one who leads an immoral life

machination

an evil design or plan

macroscopic

visible to the naked eye

maelstrom

whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind

malapropism

a word humorously misused

malleable

capable of being changed; easily shaped

martinet

a strict disciplinarian; taskmaster

masochist

one who enjoys his or her own pain and suffering

mendacious

lying; false; deceitful

meretricious

attractive in a cheap, flashy way

milieu

environment, setting

miscreant

a vicious person

nebulous

hazy, vague, uncertain

necromancy

magic, especially that practiced by a witch

neologism

use of a new word; making up a new word or definition

nihilism

a total rejection of established laws

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