PSAT Lesson 9

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Ambiguous

Having more than one meaning; (Finding an _________ test question is frustrating, since more than one answer can be correct.)

Amiable

Friendly, sociable, and congeniable, civil and urbane; (She was blessed with having such an ___________ friend who was almost always good natured and obliging.)

Crass

Coarse, crude, and underfined; (Using foul language in front of your mother is ________)

Discursive

Rambling, moving from one topic to another ramdomly; (His ________ speech was hard to follow.)

Docile

Easily managed, obediant, passive; (The dog was ________ until the doorbell rang.)

Estrange

To alienate, or seperate; (The neccessity to travel in his business may _________ him from his family for a short period of time.)

Exonerate

To free from blame, obligation, or responsibility to exculpate; (I need your testimony to __________ me from this charge.)

Gratuitous

Givin freely, unwarented; (I resent your _________ comments becouse no one asked for them.)

Hypothesize

To reach a conclusion based on an assumption, or something not proven; (Before you begin your eperiments you should __________ about the possible outcomes.)

Indignation

Anger as a result of something; (I have much _________ about the light sentence given to the drunk driver who ran over my chid.)

Induce

To bring on or to bring about; (His personality changes were ___________ by his drugs.)

Intractable

Stubborn, difficult to manage; (The _________ child was a discipline problem in every class.)

Introspective

The quality of examining ones own mind or thoughts; (I must be very _____________ before I make my decision.)

Lucid

Easily understood, mentally sound; (His __________ remarks helped everyone understand the new tax code.)

Meticulous

Taking great care, (I am usually very _________ in completing my assignments.)

Misanthrope

A hater of man kind; (Hopefully, nuclear weapons will never fall into the hands of ______________.)

Munificent

Very generous; (The ___________ gift to the store was appreciated by all of the students.)

Plagiarize

To steal and to use anothers writing as ones own; (English teachers are always on the lookout for materials in themes that are ___________________.)

Profuse

Extravagantly abundent, flowingfreely; (Cutting that artery will cause _____________ bleeding.)

Recluse

A person who lives in solitude, a hermit; (Howard Hughs is the most famous ____________ of the century.)

Sated

Satisfied fully, indulged to excess; (He was quite _________ over finishing the 7-course meal.)

Stupefy

To dull the senses, as to put into a stupor; (That boring lecture would ____________ anyone with any intelligence.)

Terse

Concise; (The president gave a __________ statement dismissing the charges of the opposing party.)

Transient

Quickly passing, fleeting; (The moment of happiness she enjoyed was merely __________; soon she was depressed.)

Virtuouso

One skilled in the fine arts as an accomplished muscian, a savant; (And then having played with some of the greatest symphonies of the world, he was known as a _______________)

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