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Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: book 3 chapter 20

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intractable
adj. difficult to manipulate or govern.
disseminate
v. to disperse or scatter.
sinecure
n. a job that provides income but requires little or no work.
tendentious
adj. biased in perspective; preferring one view over another.
politic
adj. prudent or shrewdly tactful.
extemporaneous
adj. done without planning; spur of the moment; unexpected; makeshift.
discursive
adj. jumping from one topic to another with out any order or reason.
diaspora
n. a dispersion of people from their homeland.
requiem
n. a religious service or song for the deceased
traduce
v. to slander someone's reputation.
acerbic
adj. sarcastic in mood, tone, or temper; harsh
beatitude
n. a state of happiness or joy.
maladroit
adj. not resourceful or cunning; inept
androgynous
adj. having features of both sexes; suitable for both male and female.
augur
n. someone who predicts future events according to omens.