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SAT vocab part 5

inevitable

adj. incapable of being avoided or prevented

operate

verb. handle and cause to function

restore

verb. bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

transition

verb. make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another)

subtle

adj. difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

consecutive

adj. one after the other

script

noun. a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

predict

verb. make a prediction about; tell in advance

investor

noun. someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns

procedure

noun. a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work

profession

noun. an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

regime

noun. the government or governing authority of a political unit

advocate

verb. speak, plead, or argue in favor of

triple

verb. increase threefold

generate

verb. bring into existence

resistance

noun. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

ambitious

adj. having a strong desire for success or achievement

partisan

noun. an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

monopoly

noun. (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller

convenience

noun. the quality of being useful and convenient

tactics

noun. the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy

defensive

adj. attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

outrage

noun. a feeling of righteous anger

reluctant

adj. not eager

physics

noun. the science of matter and energy and their interactions

premise

verb. set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

tendency

noun. a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

desperate

adj. showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire

exposure

noun. vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain

myth

noun. a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

orthodox

adj. adhering to what is commonly accepted

rhetoric

noun. using language effectively to please or persuade

denominator

noun. the divisor of a fraction

involve

verb. engage as a participant

marine

adj. native to or inhabiting the sea

depth

noun. the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense

wherever

adv. where in the world

diplomatic

adj. using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people

absurd

adj. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

relevant

adj. having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

distinction

noun. a distinguishing difference

apology

noun. an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

refer

verb. send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision

irony

noun. incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

progressive

adj. favoring or promoting progress

notorious

adj. known widely and usually unfavorably

extension

noun. an addition to the length of something

embrace

noun. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

employer

noun. a person or firm that employs workers

insight

noun. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

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