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SAT lesson 9

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douse
drench
cumbersome
hard to manage
illegible
undecipherable
stupefy
stun; amaze
musky
having the odor of musk
tract
region of land; pamphlet
precedent
earlier example of a similar situation
seclude
sequester; cloister
willful
intentional
crafty
devious
frenetic
frenzied
vocation
an occupation or profession
conserve
use sparingly
recalcitrant
obstinate
redeem
to make up for
obsolete
no longer useful; antiquated
surveillance
watching; guarding
fickle
changeable
rakish
dashing
sybarite
lover of luxury
eloquence
persuasive speech
resurrection
revival
herbivorous
grain-eating
punitive
intended as a punishment
marshal
to assemble for the purpose of doing something
broach
introduce
reticulate
cover with a network
orientation
act of finding oneself in society
rout
to drive or force out
gravity
seriousness
contrived
forced
astral
relating to the stars
auroral
pertaining to the aurora borealis
vindicated
freed from blame
vituperative
full of angry and cruel criticism
belie
give a false impression
infiltrate
penetrate sneakily
impropriety
improperness
mutter
to grumble or complain
exhilarating
invigorating and refreshing
cosmopolitan
pertinent to the whole world
infraction
violation
procure
to acquire, obtain
machination
covert plot
monarchy
government under a single ruler
behemoth
monstrous animal
grill
to query, to question aggressively
accelerate
to develop or progress more quickly
voracious
ravenous
sheaf
any bundle of things tied together