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1.Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: book 3 chapter 2

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impotent
adj. powerless; lacking strength
antithesis
n. an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
maelstrom
n. shirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind
emendation
n. a correction
chagrin
n. embarrassment; a complete loss of courage
bauble
n. a showy but useless thing
diaphanous
adj. very sheer and light
labyrinth
n. a complicated network of winding passages; a maze
gloat
v. to look at or thing about with great satisfaction
impediment
n. a barrier; obstruction
bestial
adj. savage; brutal
effete
adj. worn out; barren
shard
n. a fragment
bland
adj. mild; tasteless; dull
nihilism
n. a total rejection of established laws