Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT/ACT Book III — Lesson Three

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pedestrian

ordinary or dull

bona fide

in good faith

adventitious

accidental; nonessential

fecund

fertile, productive

deviate

to turn aside from a course; to stray

obfuscate

to confuse; to bewilder

impale

to pierce with a sharp stake through the body

extenuate

to lessen seriousness by providing partial excuses

parochial

local; narrow; limited

glower

to stare angrily

edify

to improve someone morally

ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

cataclysm

a violent change

optimum

best; most favorable; ideal

importune

to ask persistently; to beg

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