Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT/ACT Book IV — Lesson Eleven

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canard

a deliberately misleading story

wont

likely

etymology

the history of a word; the study of word origins

cortege

a group of attendants; a retinue

solecism

a deviation or error in speech, manners, or deeds

demotic

relating to ordinary people

simian

related to or resembling an ape or monkey

impresario

an entertainment producer or manager

requisite

required; necessary

bulwark

a defensive wall or embankment

malaise

vague bodily or emotional discomfort or uneasiness

disingenuous

insincere; calculating

crescendo

a gradual increase in intensity, force, or volume

intransigent

uncompromising; refusing to moderate

dogged

unrelenting; persistent

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