15 terms

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