Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT Book I — Unit #3

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licentious

morally unrestrained

numismatist

a coin collector

paucity

a scarcity, lack

fatalistic

believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate

obtrude

to force onself into a situation

pensive

dreamily thoughtful

lackadaisical

uninterested, listless

alienate

to turn away feelings or affections

elated

in high spirits; exltantly proud ad joyful

epigram

a witty saying expressing a single thought or observations

amalgamate

to combine

demented

mentally ill; insane

hone

to sharpen

beleaguer

to besiege by encircling (as with an army); to harass

gorge

to eat or swallow greedily

antiquated

no longer used or useful; very old

opiate

a narcotic used to caused sleep or bring relief from pain

caricature

an exaggerated portrayal of one's features

dally

to waste time; to dawdle

felonious

pertainimg tp pr constituting a major crime

edifice

a large, elaborate structure; an imposign building

ambidextrous

equally skillful with either hand

belated

delayed

animate

to give life or motion to

knead

to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture

chauvinist

one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, with concepts for other contries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs

egalitarian

promoting equal rights for all people

berserk

in a state of violent or destructive rage

ostentatious

marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display

delude

to mislead; to fool

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