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Vocabulary CH. 3 and 4

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chimerical
given to wildly impossible plans, unrealistic, fantastic, impractical
asinine
stupid or silly
bellwether
leader
limbo
place or state of neglect; period awaiting change; in between state
plagiarize
use ideas or writings of another and present them as one's own
titanic
enormous in size or strength
irony
expression that means the opposite of what is stated; event or result the opposite of what is expected
effete
worn out, unproductive, barren
hyperbole
obviously extravagant statement or assertion
diabolic
wicked, cruel, devilish
dunce
stupid person
charlatan
deceiver who falsely claims to have knowledge or skill, impostor
sycophant
sickeningly humble self seeking flatterer
anachronism
something out of it's proper time period, error of putting something in the wrong historical time
draconian
severe, harsh, cruel
plummet
fall rapidly straight down
fatal
causing or capable of causing death and destruction
nefarious
extremely wicked
vindicate
clear from blame, charges, criticism, justify
vindictive
revengeful