SAT/ACT: Unit 6 Vocabulary

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Abashed

Embarrassed or ashamed

Aloof

Withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)

Anguish

Great suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow

Articulate

To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully

Bask

To be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure or derive enjoyment from

Defect

An imperfection or flaw of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization

Finesse

Delicate skill; tact and cleverness; (v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment, or skillful evasion

Flaunt

To wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way

Forthright

Frank, direct, straightforward

Genial

Cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm

Instill

To add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in

Ostracize

To exclude from a group, banish, send away

Premonition

A forewarning or foreboding of a future event

Pseudonym

A pen name, name assumed by a writer

Purge

To wash away impurities, clean up (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively

Rehabilitate

To make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position

Repercussion

An effect or consequence of some action or event; an echo or reverberation

Resolute

Bold, determined; firm

Retentive

Able to hold or keep; retaining knowledge easily

Scapegoat

A person or thing carrying the blame for others

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