Jr. SAT Week 2 Day 3

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contiguous

sharing an edge or boundary; touching

disparate

distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar

pivotal

of central importance; crucial

importune

to harass with persistent demands or entreaties

preeminent

superior or notable above all others

tangential

merely touching or slightly connected; only superficially relevant; divergent

paramount

of chief concern or importance

inscrutably

in an incomprehensible or mysterious manner

unctuous

oily; exaggerated and false sincerity

histrionically

in an excessively dramatic or emotional manner

lewd

characterized by lust or lasciviousness

meticulousness

strict attention to details

apathy

lack of interest or concern; indifference

austerity

severity in manner

resignation

giving up one's job, quitting; unresisting acceptance, submission

remorse

a feeling of regret for one's sins or misdeeds

stark

bare or blunt

ethereal

extremely delicate and refined, almost heavenly

evanescent

vanishing, fading quickly, short-lived

excerpt

passage or quotation taken from a book; an extract

explicate

to explain in detail

expository

serving to expound or explain

fable

a legend or myth, not based upon fact, sometimes using animals to convey a moral

facile

quick and easy, but often superficial and lazy

falter

to hesitate, waver, or pause in uncertainty

ferocious

fierce, savage and cruel

flippant

lacking respect and seriousness, humorous in a disrespectful way

florid

reddish, rosy, especially in complection or skin tone

fluent

smooth, graceful, flowing

fodder

food for livestock, such as horses and cows

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