Vocabulary Power Plus for SAT/ACT - Book 3 - Lesson Two

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impotent
powerless; lacking strength
antithesis
an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
maelstrom
a whirlpool; turbulence; an agitated state of mind
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; a maze
gloat
to look at or think about with great satisfaction
impediment
a barrier; an obstruction
bestial
savage; brutal
effete
worn out; barren
shard
a fragment
bland
mild; tasteless; dull
nihilism
a total rejection of established laws