English II SAT wk 4

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SAT Vocabulary List for Ms. Medley's week four test.

abate

v. - to subside; to reduce

bane

n. - poison; torment; cause of harm

cadence

n. - rhythm; the rise and fall of sounds

dearth

n. - lack; scarcity

eccentric

adj. - not conventional; a little kooky; irregular

facetious

adj. - humorous; not serious; clumsily humorous

genre

n. - type or category, esp. of art or writing

hapless

adj. - unlucky

ideology

n. - a system of social or political ideas

juxtapose

v. - to place side-to-side

laconic

adj. - using few words, esp. to the point of seeming rude

magnanimous

adj. - forgiving; unresentful; noble in spirit; generous

nebulous

adj. - vague; hazy; indistinct

obfuscate

v. - to darken; to confuse; to make confusing

painstaking

adj. - extremely careful; taking pains

qualitative

adj. - having to do with the quality or qualities of something (as opposed to quantity)

ubiquitous

adj. - being everywhere at the same time

vacillate

v. - to be indecisive; to waver

wanton

adj. - malicious; unjustifiable; unprovoked; egregious

zealous

adj. - enthusiastically devoted to something; fervant

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