Dr. Jack SAT Words WC

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secular

worldly; non-religious

schism

a split or division

envoy

official messenger

compunction

remorse; regret

cataracts

waterfalls

entreat

beg; plead; implore; beseech

provincial

backward, unsophisticated

utilitarian

useful, purposeful, practical

cosmopolitan

sophisticated, worldly

monolithic

totally uniform; made of one stone

loquacious

talkative

neophyte

beginner; novice

archipelago

string of islands

arable

farmable; able to crow crops

homogenous

all alike

myriad

many

paternalistic

fatherly; rules like a father would rule a family

expiate

to get rid of; atone for

aesthetic

the sense of what is beautiful or artistic

tryst

a meeting between lovers; a romantic rendezvous

omnivore

an animal that eats both plants and animals

carnivore

an animal that eats only flesh

herbivore

an animal that eats only plants

extant

existing

enmity

animosity; hatred

degenerate

to decline; to lessen

encompass

to enclose or encircle

self-sufficient

able to care for oneself

bellicose

warlike

proverbial

a common or well-known idea

heresy

ideas that go against established doctrine

animosity

hatred

dormant

inactive; resting

monopoly

government control over a product or business

sedentary

settled; staying in one place

animism

a belief in a large number of animal gods

fecund

bountiful; fertile

placate

to appease; satisfy

infallible

perfect; incapable of mistakes

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