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SAT wk 4 Definition matching

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buttress
2. to support, to prop up
credulity
2. belief, but too easily
extant
2. still in existance, not destroyed or lost
furtive
2. surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky
illusory
2. not real, deceptive
pious
2. devout, religious
redundant
2. repetitious, being in excess in words
rudimentary
2. basic, elementary, not developed
vindicate
2. to clear from charges or blame
disseminate
2. to spread, scatter, distribute
insipid
2. dull, lacking flavor
officious
2. offering help or services in a pushy way
pragmatic
2. concerned with practical consequences or outcomes
relegate
2. to assign to a lower class, to banish to an inferior position
sedentary
2. characterized by sitting a lot
volatile
2. quickly changing, explosive
acquiesce
2. to assent, agree
amorphous
2. lacking shape, formless
astute
2. wise, shrewd
conflagration
2. great fire
detrimental
2. harmful, damaging
espouse ,
2. adopt, support
extricate
2. free from a trap, get out of
guile
2. deceit, duplicity, cunning
indubitable
2. unable to be doubted, unquestionable
irresolute
2. uncertain how to act, confused
malign
2. speak evil, bad mouth
mollify
2. soothe, satisfy
pungent
2. stinging, sharp smell or taste
reticent
2. reserved, inclined to be silent
spontaneity
2. spur of the moment, not premeditated
supercilious
2. arrogant, patronizing, condesending
tantamount
2. equivalent in effect or value, equally important
trite
2. hackneyed, commonplace
virulent
2. poisonous, hostile, bitter