Test Prep Vocabulary – baneful

Traffic leaving in an approaching storm
The storm was baneful; many people were forced to evacuate.

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: ┬ábaneful

causing ruin, harmful, pernicious

Word Building:

bane – thought to be from bana meaning to slay, murder

-ful – suffix meaning “full of,” “to have a tendency toward,” “able to”

Sample Sentence:

Hurricane Sandy is having a baneful effect on much of the Northeast.

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