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30 terms

Vocabulary 11 & 12

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impotent
powerless; lacking strength
imprecation
a curse
jocular
humorous, lighthearted
juxtapose
to place side by side for comparison
kinetic
pertaining to motion
kismet
destiny; fate; fortune (one's lot in life)
knell
a sound made by a bell rung slowly for a death or funeral
labyrinth
a complicated network of winding passages; a maze
lachrymose
tearful, weepy
laconic
using few words; short; concise
lambent
softly bright or radiant; running or moving lightly over a surface
languid
sluggish; drooping from weakness
lascivious
lustful or lewes; inciting sexual desire
legerdemain
sleight of hand; deception
libertine
one who leads an immoral life
machination
an evil design or plan
macroscopic
visible to the naked eye
maelstrom
whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind
malapropism
a word humorously misused
malleable
capable of being changed; easily shaped
martinet
a strict disciplinarian; taskmaster
masochist
one who enjoys his or her own pain and suffering
mendacious
lying; false; deceitful
meretricious
attractive in a cheap, flashy way
milieu
environment, setting
miscreant
a vicious person
nebulous
hazy, vague, uncertain
necromancy
magic, especially that practiced by a witch
neologism
use of a new word; making up a new word or definition
nihilism
a total rejection of established laws