2011 English 2: Lesson 2

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parable

a short narrative designed to teach a moral lesson

squander

to spend foolishly, waste

retort

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

prodigal

wasteful; reckless with money; wastefully extravagant; one who is wasteful

class

a collection of things sharing a common attribute

Talmud

a collection of authoritative Jewish writings that comment and interpret biblical laws; collection of Jewish laws

persevere

to refuse to give up despite difficulties

Kabbalah

Jewish mysticism, which teaches that God can best be known with the heart

holocaust

a large-scale destruction; a vast slaughter

genocide

systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

insidious

intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

indifferent

not caring one way or the other

abhorrent

very repugnant; hateful

sublime

exalted, noble, uplifting, inspiring awe

illusion

(n) misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief

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