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

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deride
to ridicule; to mock
censure
to criticize sharply
gambol
to frolic; to romp about playfully
immolate
to kill someone as a sacrificial victim, usually by fire
recondite
difficult to understand; profound
martinet
a strict disciplinarian; taskmaster
quagmire
a swamp; a difficult or inextricable situation
gibe
to scoff; to ridicule
agape
open-mouthed; surprised; agog
carcinogen
causing cancer
olfactory
pertaining to smell
imperious
domineering; haughty
grotesque
absurd; distorted
neologism
a new word or expression
hackneyed
commonplace; overused