Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: lesson 8

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pander

to exploit weaknesses of others; to cater to the vices of others

otiose

useless

puerile

childish

asperity

harshness of manner

renunciation

rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

unimpeachable

unquestionable; beyond doubt

inveigh (against)

to protest; to disapprove angrily

lionize

treat as highly important

allay

calm; pacify

vitiate

take away the legal force of or render ineffective

recalcitrant

marked by stubborn resistance to authority

exegesis

an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)

ameliorate

to make better

profligate

immorally wasteful

nat

to be born

nasc

to be born

viv

to live

mort

to die

con

together

pre

before

fy

to make

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