SAT 2b

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liberated

adj.) (of a person) showing freedom from social conventions or traditional ideas, esp. to sexual roles; (of a place or people) freed from enemy occupation

notorious

adj.) famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed

obsolete

adj.) outdated
v.) caused something to be outdated by replacing it with something new

oppress

v.) persecute; depress

overwhelming

adj.) very large or strong
v.) engulf; defeat; overcome

partisan

adj.) biased
n.) a strong supporter of a party

perplex

v.) puzzle, bewilder

petty

adj.) trivial, of little importance; mean

prominent

adj.) famous, important; noticeable, eye-catching

propaganda

n.) information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view

reiterate

v.) say something again for emphasis or clarity

scrupulous

adj.) diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details

smug

adj.) showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements

subsequent

adj.) coming after something in time; following

superfluous

adj.) unnecessary, being more than enough

sustain

v.) strengthen or support physically or mentally; continue

venerate

v.) regard with great respect; revere

vigor

n.) physical strength and good health; legal or binding force; validity

wary

adj.) feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problem

zealous

adj.) fervent, passionate

abhor

v.) hate, detest

adhere

v.) stick fast to a surface; follow the practice of

alienate

v.) cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged; transfer ownership to another person

animate

v.) bring to life

archaic

adj.) very old or old-fashioned

ardor

n.) enthusiasm or passion

atypical

adj.) not representative of a type; unusual

censure

v.) express severe disapproval of something in a formal statement

commemorate

v.) recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony

conscientious

adj.) wishing to do what is right, esp. to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly

console

v.) comfort at a time of grief
n.) control panel

conspire

v.) make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act

cunning

adj.) showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit
n.) deceitfulness

deliberate

adj.) done consciously and intentionally; calculated
v.) think over

denounce

v.) condemn; publicly declare to be wrong or evil

derivative

adj.) imitative of someone's work
n.) by-product

didactic

adj.) instructive, particularly in having moral instruction as an underlying motive

diplomatic

adj.) managing international relations; dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way; reproducing an original version

discreet

adj.) careful in one's speech or actions, esp. in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage

divert

v.) reroute; distract; amuse

eclectic

adj.) wide-ranging

egotist

n.) egoist, self-centered person

empirical

adj.) based on observation or experience rather than theory

fabricate

v.) invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent

glutton

n.) overeater; person who is excessively fond of something

inconsequential

adj.) insignificant, unimportant

inconsolable

adj.) heartbroken; not able to be comforted or alleviated

indigenous

adj.) native; originating or occurring naturally in a particular place

ingenious

adj.) clever, original, and inventive

innocuous

adj.) harmless; inoffensive

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