Lesson 3 SAT PowerPlus Book 1 Vocabulary

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SAT Lesson 3 words, prefixes, roots, suffixes

edifice

n. a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building

SYN - edifice

fortress

ANT - edifice

hovel; shack

ambidextrous

adj. equally skillful with either hand

belated

adj. delayed

SYN - belated

tardy; late

ANT - belated

timely

animate

v. to give life or motion to

SYN - animate

enliven; encourage; excite

ANT - animate

quell

knead

v. to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture

SYN - knead

squeeze; rub; press

chauvinist

n. one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs

egalitarian

adj. promoting equal rights for all people

ANT - egalitarian

elitist

berserk

adj. in a state of violent or destructive rage

SYN - berserk

frenzied

ANT - berserk

placid; complacent

ostentatious

adj. marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display

SYN - ostentatious

grandiose

ANT - ostentatious

unobtrusive; bland

delude

v. to mislead; to fool

SYN - delude

deceive; trick

ANT - delude

enlighten

ROOT - mater

mother

ROOT - matr

mother

ROOT - micro

small

ROOT - meter

measure

ROOT - aut

self

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