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Vocabulary Power Plus Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for Higher Achievement — Book H, Lesson Fifteen

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analogous
similar or parallel in certain ways
cleave
to split with a sharp instrument; to cling together
derogatory
belittling; disparaging
distraught
extremely troubled or agitated; worried
exemplary
worthy of imitation; setting a good example
homogeneous
having or consisting of similar parts throughout
inadvertent
accidental; unintentional
muddle
to make confusing or unclear; to bungle
onomatopoeia
the use of a word that imitates the sound to which it refers
pompous
showing excessive self-esteem or vanity
prowl
to move about stealthily, as though hunting or quietly searching
raze
to destroy so as to make level with the ground
stealthy
acting with silence, caution, and secrecy
throng
a crowded group of people or things
vex
to annoy or disturb; to agitate mentally; to worry