Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT/ACT Book II — Lesson Twelve

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altercation

a heated argument

lexicon

a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place

hue

a particular shade of a given color

galvanize

to startle into sudden activity

sanction

permission; support

hyperbole

extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally

ominous

threatening; foreboding evil

audacity

rude boldness; nerve

evince

to demonstrate clearly; to prove

implacable

unable to be appeased or pacified

exhort

to urge on with stirring words

incarcerate

to put in prison; to confine

incisive

sharp; keen; cutting straight to the heart of the matter

expedient

practical; providing an immediate advantage (especially when serving one's self-interest)

pertinent

having to do with the subject at hand

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