SAT Hot Words Lesson 10

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adversity

great trouble or difficulty

conflagration

a huge fire, an inferno

confounding

puzzling; baffling

cryptic

hidden; hard to understand; mysterious; obscure

debacle

a failure or breakdown; a collapse that is often nonsensical

enigma

a riddle or mystery; a puzzling or baffling matter or person

labyrinth

a maze from which it is very hard to extricate or free oneself

precarious

dangerous or risky; uncertain

quagmire

a difficult or troubling situation; a swampy ground, bog, mire

quandary

a dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situation

turbulence

great unrest; turmoil or disorder

turmoil

a turbulent scenario or situation; tumult

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