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15 terms

Lesson Two

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impotent
powerless; lacking strength, ineffective, helpless
antithesis
an exact opposite an opposite extreme, converse
maelstrom
whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind
emendation
a correctiom, improvement, amendment
chargin
embarrassment; complete loss of courage
bauble
a showy but useless thing, trinket
diaphanous
very sheer and light, transparent, gossamer
labyrinth
a complicated network of winding passages; a maze
gloat
to look at or think about with great satisfaction, revel; crow
impediment
a barrier; obstruction, obstacle; hindrance
bestial
savage; brutal, brutish; vile; cruel
effete
worn out; barren, exhausted; spent and sterile
shard
a fragment
bland
mild; tasteless; dull, smooth; agreeable
nihilism
atotal rejection of established laws