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Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT Book III — Unit #2

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Impotent
powerless; lacking strength
Antithesis
an exact opposite
Maelstrom
whirlpool; turbulence
Emendation
a correction
Chagrin
embarrassment; a complete loss of courage
Bauble
a showy but useless thing
Diaphanous
very sheer and light
Labyrinth
a complicated network of winding passages
Gloat
to look or think with great satisfaction
Impediment
a barrier; obstruction
Bestial
savage; brutal
Effete
worn out; barren
Shard
a fragment
Bland
mild; tasteless; dull
Nihilism
a total rejection of establsihed laws
factious
causing disagreement
ignoble
dishonorable; shameful
boor
a rude or impolite person
aegis
a shield; protection
perspicacity
keenness of judgment
fervent
eager; earnest
rectify
to correct; make right
enervate
to weaken
besiege
to overwhelm; to surround and atack
ephemeral
lasting only a brief time; short-lived
altruism
a concern for others; generosity
carrion
decaying flesh
erotic
pertaining to sexual love
amorphous
shapeless, formless, vague
opulent
rich, luxurious; wealthy