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Vocabulary Power Plusfor the New SAT: Book 3: Lesson 14

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Bombast
Impressive but meaningless language
Orthography
Corrct spelling
Paleontology
A science dealing with prehistoric life through the study of fossils
Recoil
To retreat; to draw back
Panache
Self-confidence; a showy manner
Saturnine
Gloomy; sluggish
Endemic
Confined to a particular country or area
Mendatious
Lying; false; deceitful
Obviate
To prevent; to get around
Paroxysm
A sudden outburst; a fit
Aggrandize
To increase the range of; to expand; to make appear large
Deign
To lower oneself before and inferior
Flaunt
To show off
Shibboleth
A word or pronunciation that distinguishes someone as of a particular group
Elicit
To draw forth; to call forth