SSAT Set 2

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trifle

something of small importance (noun), or verb- to deal with lightly/toy with

repugnant

offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

mollify

make more acceptable, or suitable by adding something else, or to make softer

placate

to stop from being angry; to calm (could do this by mollifying)

appease

make peace with, placate

truculent

aggressively hostile, belligerent

acute

sharp in anyway, literally/intellectually

adage

an old saying, syn: proverb

adhere

stick to, hold on

adjourn

to postpone, to suspend

adjunct

something or someone associated w/ another but in a secondary position: ex: additional, supporting, assisting, acessory ADJ

admonish

to scold, somethings benignly, to urge to duty, remind, advise against something

benefactor

someone giving financial/general assistance (patron, donor)

benevolence

inclination to do good deeds, goodness

cantankerous

quarrelsome and grouchy, ill-tempered, argumentative

caprice

noun- sudden, unpredictable change, impulse, whim

cascade

waterfall

celestial

relating to heavens, heavenly, divine, spiritual

censor

to remove material from books, plays, magazines for moral/political/religious reasons. (delete/suppress, they "censored the dirty parts from the book)

chasm

gorge/deep canyon, ravine, canyon, abyss

deceit

noun- deception/tricky falseness

declamation

exercise in speech-giving, attack/protest (candidate made a declamation OR LONG SPEECH against new tax)

eddy

small whirlpool/similar current

effect

n/v- verb- to produce, make/bring about- produce/cause

felicity

happiness, bliss

imminent

likely to happen soon, on the verge of occurring

nauseous

adj. describing how you feel- or how something else is. syn: revolting, disgusting, nauseating

nebulous

hazy, not well-defined, cloudy, unclear, vague, unspecific

corpulent

excessively fat, portly

obnoxious

offensive, repugnant, repellant

obscure

verb/adj- verb- to hide/make difficult to find- confuse, adj- hard to see

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