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SAT Vocat Units 4-6

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askew
to one side; crooked; awry; sidelong look of contempt
aspire
to seek, attain, or achieve a goal
assuage
to soothe; to make less severe; to satisfy, ease, lessen
astute
quick in discernment; shrewd, clever, keen
asunder
in separate parts; apart from each other in position
atrophy
to wither away
atypical
not typical, abnormal
austere
stern, as in manner; without excess, unadorned, severely simple and plain
badger
to tease, annoy, harass persistently
ballistics
the study of the dynamics or flight characteristics of projectiles
balm
something that heals or comforts; soothing; an oil or ointment
beget
to give birth; to create
beleaguer
to besiege; beset, surround, harass
bereave
suffering the death of a loved one; left alone
beset
to harass; to surround
bizarre
extremely unconventional or far-fetched
blather
to talk nonsensically
bleak
depressing, discouraging, harsh, cold, barren, raw
bludgeon
to hit or attack with heavy impact; a short, heavy thick club that has one end larger than the other
bucolic
rural or rustic in nature, country-like
bulwark
a defensive wall; something serving as a principal defense
cache
a hiding place, or the objects hidden in a hiding place
cacophony
harsh sounds
cajole
to wheedle, coax, or persuade someone to do something they didn't want to
callous
unfeeling, insensitive
callow
immature and inexperienced
candor
truthfulness, sincere honesty
capacious
roomy, able to hold much
castigate
to criticize harshly, usually with the intention of correcting wrongdoing
catapult
to launch; a device for hurling objects, a slingshot