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holocaust

(n.) a great or complete destruction of life

2

embroil

(v.) to draw into a conflict or fight

Syn: entangle

3

anachronism

(n.) something existing outside of its proper time

4

denigrate

(v.) to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of

Syn: defame; belittle

Ant: praise; promote

5

humane

(adj.) kind; compassionate

Syn: kindly; benevolent; considerate

Ant: inhumane; cruel

6

effusive

(adj.) emotionally excessive; overly demonstrative

Syn: gushing

Ant: reserved; restrained

7

defunct

(adj.) no longer in existence

Syn: invalid; extinct

8

lackey

(n.) a slavish follower

Syn: minion

9

envisage

(v.) to form a mental picture

Syn: imagine; visualize

10

lament

(v.) to mourn

Syn: grieve

Ant: rejoice

11

gape

(v.) to stare with an open mouth

 

12

impertinent

(adj.) rude and disrespectful

Syn: insolent; impolite

Ant: polite; courteous

13

haughty

(adj.) arrogant; proud

Syn: arrogant

Ant: humble; shy

14

nemesis

(n.) someone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve; a hated enemy

Syn: rival; adversary

Ant: collaborator; friend

15

lethal

(adj.) deadly; fatal

Syn: mortal

Ant: harmless

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roots pot and poss

to be able

17

prefix psych

mind

18

root arm

tools or arms(weapons)