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2011 English 2: Lesson 2

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parable
a short narrative designed to teach a moral lesson
squander
to spend foolishly, waste
retort
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
prodigal
wasteful; reckless with money; wastefully extravagant; one who is wasteful
class
a collection of things sharing a common attribute
Talmud
a collection of authoritative Jewish writings that comment and interpret biblical laws; collection of Jewish laws
persevere
to refuse to give up despite difficulties
Kabbalah
Jewish mysticism, which teaches that God can best be known with the heart
holocaust
a large-scale destruction; a vast slaughter
genocide
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
indifferent
not caring one way or the other
abhorrent
very repugnant; hateful
sublime
exalted, noble, uplifting, inspiring awe
illusion
(n) misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief