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20 terms

SAT Set 4

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gratuitous
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
superfluous
extra; unnecessary
alleviate
to ease a pain or a burden
asylum
a place of retreat or security
auspicious
favorable; promising
benevolent
well-meaning; generous
benign
kind and gentle
emollient
(adj.) softening and soothing (n.) something that softens or soothes
mollify
to calm or soothe
reclamation
the act of making something useful again
sanction
to give official authorization or approval
dubious
doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
fabricated
made; concocted in order to deceive
hypocrisy
the practice of pretending to be something one is not; insincerity
slander
false charges and malicious oral statements about someone
spurious
not genuine; false, counterfeit
astute
shrewd; clever
camouflage
to hide by blending in with surroundings
clandestine
secretive
coup
a brilliantly executed plan