Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT/ACT Book III — Lesson Eight

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deride

to ridicule; to mock

censure

to criticize sharply

gambol

to frolic; to romp about playfully

immolate

to kill someone as a sacrificial victim, usually by fire

recondite

difficult to understand; profound

martinet

a strict disciplinarian; taskmaster

quagmire

a swamp; a difficult or inextricable situation

gibe

to scoff, to ridicule

agape

open-mouthed, surprised, agog

carcinogen

causing cancer

olfactory

pertaining to smell

imperious

domineering; haughty

grotesque

absurd; distorted

neologism

a new word or expression

hackneyed

commonplace; overused

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