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Flashcards in Lesson 2 Deck (15)
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impotent (adj)

powerless; lacking strength

2

antithesis (n)

an exact opposite; an opposite extreme

3

maelstrom (n)

whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind

4

emendation (n)

a correction

5

chagrin (n)

embarrassment; a complete loss of courage

6

bauble (n)

a showy but useless thing

7

diaphanous (adj)

very sheer and light

8

labyrinth (n)

a complicated network or winding passages; a maze

9

gloat (v)

to look at or think about with great satisfaction

10

impediment (n)

a barrier; obstruction

11

bestial (adj)

savage; brutal

12

effete (adj)

worn out; barren

13

shard (n)

a fragment

14

bland (adj)

mild; tasteless; dull

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nihilism (n)

a total rejection of established laws