SAT book 2 lesson 17

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SAT book 2 lesson 17

circumspect

careful; heedful; attentive to all points

zephyr

a gentle breeze (sometimes specifically the West Wind)

renegade

one who deserts one side in favor of another; traitor; outlaw

retribution

something justly deserved, especially a punishment

hurtle

to move or fling swiftly and with great force

scourge

a person or thing which causes great trouble or misfortune

caustic

biting; stingingly sharp or sarcastic

taciturn

not fond of talking; usually silent

agnostic

one who believes that he existence of God can neither be proved or disproved

terse

brief and to the point

uncanny

weird; strange; so keen or acute as to seem bizarre

exodus

a departure, especially of a large group

penitent

remorseful; sorry for having done wrong

vindicate

to clear of suspicion or accusations

raillery

good-humored ridicule or teasing

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