Vocabulary Power Plus Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for Higher Achievement — Book H, Lesson Fifteen

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analogous

similar or parallel in certain ways

cleave

to split with a sharp instrument; to cling together

derogatory

belittling; disparaging

distraught

extremely troubled or agitated; worried

exemplary

worthy of imitation; setting a good example

homogeneous

having or consisting of similar parts throughout

inadvertent

accidental; unintentional

muddle

to make confusing or unclear; to bungle

onomatopoeia

the use of a word that imitates the sound to which it refers

pompous

showing excessive self-esteem or vanity

prowl

to move about stealthily, as though hunting or quietly searching

raze

to destroy so as to make level with the ground

stealthy

acting with silence, caution, and secrecy

throng

a crowded group of people or things

vex

to annoy or disturb; to agitate mentally; to worry

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