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Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT/ACT Book III — Lesson Three

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pedestrian
ordinary or dull
bona fide
in good faith
adventitious
accidental; nonessential
fecund
fertile, productive
deviate
to turn aside from a course; to stray
obfuscate
to confuse; to bewilder
impale
to pierce with a sharp stake through the body
extenuate
to lessen seriousness by providing partial excuses
parochial
local; narrow; limited
glower
to stare angrily
edify
to improve someone morally
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
cataclysm
a violent change
optimum
best; most favorable; ideal
importune
to ask persistently; to beg