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22 terms

Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: lesson 3

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scapegoat
one who bears the blame for others
peremptory
not allowing refusal or delay; imperative
atelier
an artist's or a designer's workshop
axiom
a universal truth; an established rule
dulcet
melodious; pleasing to the ear
usurp
to take over; to seize power
patronizing
treating with condescension; acting superior
iniquity
an evil or wicked act
archaic
no longer current or applicable; antiquated
vacillate
to waver; to sway indecisively
perspicacious
keen; mentally sharp
abstemious
using or consuming sparingly
talisman
a magic charm or superstitious object for protection or luck
expurgate
to remove vulgar or objectionable material
pellucid
transparent; clear
ratio
reason
ment
mind
gno
knowledge
de
away
ir
not
a
without
pro
before or in advance