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Sat words for 10/6/10

Indigenous

originating in a region (some fear that these plants, which are not indigenous to the region, may choke out the vegetation that is native to the area)

Lithe

graceful, flexible, supple (although the dances were all outstanding, jar sun's control of her lithe body was particularly impressive)

Platitude

an uninspired remark, cliché (after reading over her paper, Helene concluded that what she thought were profound insights were actually just platitudes)

Poignant

deeply affecting, moving (my teacher actually cried after reading to us the poignant final chapter of where the red fern grows)

Plethora

an abundance, excess (The wedding banquet included a plethora of shrimp piled three feet high)

Sagacity

shrewdness, soundness of perspective

Judicious

having or exercising sound judgment

Kudos

praise for an achievement

Languid

sluggish fatigue or weakness

Nocturnal

relating to or occurring during the night

Putrid

rotten, foul

Zenith

the highest point, cumulating point

Whimsical

fanciful, make believe

Laudatory

expressing admiration or praise

Juxtaposition

the act if placing two things next to each other for implicit comparison

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