Vocabulary Power Plus, Book One: Lesson 9

words and definitions from: Reed, Daniel A. Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for High Scores, Book One. Clayton, DE: Prestwick House, Inc, 2012.
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aghast
adj: feeling great dismay or horror ; terrified, horrified, shocked
bilk
v: to cheat or swindle; to thwart ; defraud, con
choleric
adj: easily angered ; irascible, cantankerous
decadence
n: moral deterioration ; decay, corruption, debauchery
demise
n: death; a ceasing to exist ; termination, conclusion
emit
v: to send out; to give forth, as in sound or light ; produce, discharge, release
eradicate
v: to wipe out; to destroy ; eliminate
fabricate
v: to concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive; forge, fake
ghastly
adj: horrible; frightful ; dreadful, hideous
granary
n: a storehouse for grain
homily
n: a sermon ; lecture, speech
impede
v: to hinder; to obstruct ; delay
lampoon
n: a written satire used to ridicule or attack someone ; parody, caricature
narcissistic
adj: conceited; having excessive self-love or admiration ; vain, egotistic
qualm
n: a feeling of uneasiness ; misgiving