Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: lesson 3

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scapegoat

one who bears the blame for others

peremptory

not allowing refusal or delay; imperative

atelier

an artist's or a designer's workshop

axiom

a universal truth; an established rule

dulcet

melodious; pleasing to the ear

usurp

to take over; to seize power

patronizing

treating with condescension; acting superior

iniquity

an evil or wicked act

archaic

no longer current or applicable; antiquated

vacillate

to waver; to sway indecisively

perspicacious

keen; mentally sharp

abstemious

using or consuming sparingly

talisman

a magic charm or superstitious object for protection or luck

expurgate

to remove vulgar or objectionable material

pellucid

transparent; clear

ratio

reason

gno

knowledge

pro

before or in advance

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