MajorTests SAT Words Week5 Tuesday

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arcane

adj. obscure; known only to a few people

clamor

n. shout; scream

discursiveness

n. long-windedness; indirectness

flaunt

v. to show off; display in a showy manner

infamous

adj. famous for something bad

mellow

adj. soft; melodious; ripe

patron

n. one who gives support

prostration

n. lying face down; be overcome with extreme weakness

somnambulist

n. sleepwalker

vehemence

n. violence; fervor; forcefulness

archaic

adj. ancient; outdated; old-fashioned

clandestine

adj. secret; covert; stealthy

disdain

n. contempt; strong dislike

flippant

adj. making jokes about serious matters

infer

v. to deduce; conclude

menagerie

n. collection of animals

patronize

v. to condescend to; behave in an arrogant manner towards

protagonist

n. main character in film, book, or play

soothsayer

n. fortune teller

vehement

adj. forceful

archetype

n. classic example of

clemency

n. mercy

disinterested

adj. unbiased

flout

v. to defy; reject

ingenue

n. naive, unsophisticated person

mendacious

adj. not telling the truth; lying

paucity

n. shortage

protean

adj. changeable

sophomoric

adj. juvenile; immature

venal

adj. corrupt; can be bribed

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