SAT Vocat Units 4-6

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askew

to one side; crooked; awry; sidelong look of contempt

aspire

to seek, attain, or achieve a goal

assuage

to soothe; to make less severe; to satisfy, ease, lessen

astute

quick in discernment; shrewd, clever, keen

asunder

in separate parts; apart from each other in position

atrophy

to wither away

atypical

not typical, abnormal

austere

stern, as in manner; without excess, unadorned, severely simple and plain

badger

to tease, annoy, harass persistently

ballistics

the study of the dynamics or flight characteristics of projectiles

balm

something that heals or comforts; soothing; an oil or ointment

beget

to give birth; to create

beleaguer

to besiege; beset, surround, harass

bereave

suffering the death of a loved one; left alone

beset

to harass; to surround

bizarre

extremely unconventional or far-fetched

blather

to talk nonsensically

bleak

depressing, discouraging, harsh, cold, barren, raw

bludgeon

to hit or attack with heavy impact; a short, heavy thick club that has one end larger than the other

bucolic

rural or rustic in nature, country-like

bulwark

a defensive wall; something serving as a principal defense

cache

a hiding place, or the objects hidden in a hiding place

cacophony

harsh sounds

cajole

to wheedle, coax, or persuade someone to do something they didn't want to

callous

unfeeling, insensitive

callow

immature and inexperienced

candor

truthfulness, sincere honesty

capacious

roomy, able to hold much

castigate

to criticize harshly, usually with the intention of correcting wrongdoing

catapult

to launch; a device for hurling objects, a slingshot

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