SAT vocab. 12
|deluge|| (noun) |
An overwhelming rush
The new amusement park experienced a deluge of visitors on opening day.
|catholic|| (adj.) |
His catholic interests made him quite knowledgeable in many subjects.
strange and frightening
No one accepted the dare to stay in the eerie old mansion for one night.
|martial|| (adj.) |
A state of martial law was declared in the small country after the government was overthrown.
|anthropomorphic|| (adj.) attributing human characteristics or qualities to objects, animals or gods|
Anthropomorphic stories might feature pigs and rabbits walking, wearing clothes, and speaking human languages, such as in the novel, Animal Farm.
|beneficiary|| (noun) |
one who receives benefits
John was the sole beneficiary of his Uncle Martin's vast estate.
To swerve or lurch from side to side while in motion
The winding road caused the car to careen.
The aplomb of the young dancer astonished the veterans of the troupe.
slyness and cunning in dealing with others
Donald Trump's guile contributed to his wealth, but it also created enemies.
a small amount
The sudden rain shower gave us a modicum of relief from the heat and humidity.
to grow embittered over time;
If allowed to fester, a feeling of dislike can turn into bitter hatred.
to become weak or feeble;
to lose strength
The businessman languished at the thought of all the work he had to do after work.
something that covers or conceals
A pall of gloom descended over the crowd at the thought of being arrested.
The hurricane wreaked havoc throughout the area.
having a bad taste or smell;
The rancid fruit was very unappealing to look at.