Lesson 7 SAT vocab*

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Mrs. Crow

abhor

to regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe

accolade

praise, an award

ascetic

One who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury

bequeath

to hand down, to give or to leave in a will

charlatan

one who claims to know something that he does not, a quack

conflagration

a large fire

dearth

a lack, a scarcity

diffidence

shyness, reserve, unassertiveness

effervescent

showing high spirits

ethreal

heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible

expunge

to remove, to erase

guile

deceitfulness, duplicity

implausible

not believable

incongruity

nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility

insularity

qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness of opinion

morose

being sullen or gloomy

placate

to appease or to pacify by making concessions

poignant

piercing, incisive, and keen

provincial

lacking sophistication, narrow-minded

reiterate

to repeat

spontaneous

having no external cause, acting on impulse

synthesis

combining parts into a whole

toxic

poisonous

vigilant

very alert, watchful

voluble

ability to use words easily, fluent and glib

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