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PSAT Lesson 16

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acclaim
praise, approval; to salute; to hail (He recieved a great _____ for discovering a polio vaccine.)
amass
to collect, to gather, to accumulate (He _____ a fortune as a result of the oil strike.)
anarchist
one who believes in the absence of government or law (When the government fell and there was a total state of disorder, the _____ was happy.)
banter
to speak in a witty or teasing manner (The opposing coaches, who were old friends, _____ back and forth before the game.)
blithe
lighthearted, joyous, glad, cheerful, free of spirit (Her ____ spirit provided an air of gaiety at the meeting.)
cacophonus
harsh sounding, having dissonance (An orchestra is _____ when it is tuning up.)
commensurate
equal (i hope that i get this reward that is _____ with what we have found)
complacency
the state of being self-satisfied (Considering that he is failing, it is curious to see his sense of _____.)
desiccate
to dry up (When traveling _____ milk or soup is easy to carry.)
diminution
diminishment, reduction (The _____ of the nuclear weapon is the goal of arms control.)
elicit
to bring out a response, to evoke (I would like to _____ your participation in the blood drive.)
incessant
uninterrupted (The dog's _____ barking caused he an to have difficulty falling asleep.)
jollity
merriment, state of being jolly (There was much good feeling and _____ at the Christmas party.)
kindle
to start a fire, to stir up (The boys were taught to ____ a fire.)
parisomy
stinginess, frugality; excessive economy (His family suffered from his _____ as he refused to spend adequate money even on the necessities of life.)
penury
extreme poverty (There's much _____ in central Africa.)
perspicacious
having clear insight, shrewd, very perseptive (The _____ detective was able to determine the perpatrator of the crime.)
pliable
easily manipulated or able to bend freely withot breaking (The diplomat's insructions from his country left him no room to be ____. He could make no comprimises.)
quell
to quiet or put down a disturbance (Fortunately, the principal was able to ____ the food fight in the cafeteria.)
rectify
to set right or correct (The school board has decided to increase funding for femle athletic teams to _____ past imbalances.)
rue
to be sorry for, to regret (He will ____ the day that he tangles with me.)
sluggard
a person who is lazy (Let's fire him. Not only is he slovenly but he is also a _____.)
stealthy
acting in a secret and sneaky way (The secret organization moves by ______ to gather information on its enemies.)
succint
brief, compact (Because her comment were _____ and to the point the ceremony was brief.)
voluminous
marked by great volume or size (There are _____ writings about most of our presidents.)