Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: Lesson 10

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idolatry

n. excessive or blind adoration; worship of an object

adulterate

v. to make impure; to contaminate

adulterate

(syn) taint, corrupt

adulterate

(ant) refine; refined

emanate

v. to come forth; to send forth

emanate

(syn) rise; emerge

garish

adj. tastelessly gaudy

garish

(syn) showy; glaring; flashy

garish

(ant) sedate; conservative

immutable

adj. unchangeable; fixed

immutable

(syn) enduring

immutable

(ant) flexible; changeable

diadem

n. a crown

bucolic

adj. pertaining to the countryside; rural; rustic

bucolic

(syn) pastoral

bucolic

(ant) urban

redolent

adj. having a pleasant odor; suggestive or evocative

redolent

(syn) aromatic

redolent

(ant) acrid

impecunious

adj. without money; penniless

impecunious

(syn) destitute; indigent

impecunious

(ant) affluent; prosperous

sedition

n. rebellion or resistance against the government

sedition

(syn) treachery; disloyalty

defile

v. to pollute; to corrupt

gratituitous

adj. unnecessary or uncalled for

onus

n. a burden; a responsibility

onus

(syn) obligation

impious

adj. disrespectful toward God

impious

(syn) irreligious; profane

impious

(ant) devout; pious

caveat

n. a warning

caveat

(syn) admonition; caution

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