15 terms

Lesson 13 Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT Book One

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holocaust
noun
a great or complete destruction of life
embroil
verb
to draw into a conflict or fight
syn: entangle
anachronism
noun
something or someone existing outside of its proper time
denigrate
verb
to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of
syn: defame; belitte
ant: praise; promote
humane
adjective
kind; compassionate
syn: kindly; benevolent; considerate
ant: inhumane; cruel
effusive
adjective
emotionally excessive; overly demonstrative
syn: gushing
ant: reserved; restrained
defunct
adjective
no longer in existance
syn: invalid; extinct
lackey
noun
a slavish follower
syn: minion
envisage
verb
to form a mental picture
syn: imagine; visualize
lament
verb
to mourn
syn: grieve
ant: rejoice
gape
verb
to stare with an open mouth
impertinent
adjective
rude and disrespectful
syn: insolent; impolite
ant: polite; courteous
haughty
adjective
arrogant; proud
syn: arrogant
ant: humble; shy
nemesis
noun
someone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve; a hated enemy
syn: rival; adversary
ant: collaborator; friend
lethal
adjective
deadly; fatal
syn: mortal
ant: harmless