SAT Must-Know Vocab Lesson 1.8

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favorable; giving an advantage

advantageous

land surrounded by body of water; a group of many islands in a large body of water

archipelago

kind; intending or showing kindness

benevolent

mourning; state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

bereavement

definite; forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question

conclusive

excuse; excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

condone

expert; an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

connoisseur

friendly; diffusing warmth and friendliness

cordial

doubtful; fraught with uncertainty or doubt

dubious

escaping; difficult to describe

elusive

humiliation; the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

embarrassment

decorate; add details to

embellish

establish; fix firmly or securely

entrench

destroy; kill in large numbers

eradicate

mystery; confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

esoteric

make worse

exacerbate

end; an external body part that projects from the body

extremity

modesty; a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride

humility

precise; marked by precise accordance with details

meticulous

ordinary; found in the ordinary course of events

mundane

organized; a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

orderly

intricate; marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

ornate

dilemma; a situation from which extrication is difficult, especially an unpleasant one

plight

fondness; an inclination to do something

propensity

having an open attitude; open to arguments, ideas, or change

receptive

irony; witty language used to convey insults or scorn

sarcasm

examine; to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

scrutinize

isolate; lee[ away from others

seclude

exciting; causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion

sensational

confirm; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

substantiate

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