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SAT Words Unit 9

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aplomb
a handling of something with confidence and composure; self assurance
Byzantine
complicated, devious
chicanery
unethical methods, trickery
circuitous
indirect, roundabout
concerted
in agreement; performed in unison
discord
lack of agreement, tension, strife
entrench
to fix firmly; to encroach
forte
a strong point of a person; that in which one excels
moratorium
a suspension of activity
mundane
ordinary, commonplace
ominous
threatening
periphery
the edge; the relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of the subject in question
poignant
piercing, incisive, and keen
sophomoric
immature and poorly informed
soporific
something that tends to cause sleep and to dull awareness or alertness
stark
harsh, grim, or desolate; extremely simple or severe
sunder
to break or to pull apart; to become parted or disunited
synthetic
made by humans; not real or genuine
transgression
violation of a law or command; sin
unkempt
disheveled in appearance