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30 terms

SAT Prep Set 7

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dispassionate
unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
willful
by conscious design or purpose
dissonance
disagreeable sounds
preclude
keep from happening or arising
skeptical
marked by or given to doubt
saccharine
overly sweet
bungler
someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
distend
swell from or as if from internal pressure
sureptitious
done or acting in a secert or sly manner
predilection
a predisposition in favor of something
plagiarism
a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
brusque
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
debase
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
confound
mistake one thing for another
molify
to calm or soothe
strident
unpleasantly loud and harsh
antagonistic
opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action
relevant
having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
accessible
capable of being reached
aversion
the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
conviction
(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
rancor
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
surly
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
audible
heard or perceptible by the ear
erudite
having or showing profound knowledge
tangible
possible to be treated as fact
consequence
having important effects or influence
banal
obvious and dull
emaciated
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
stagnate
stand still