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English II SAT wk 4

SAT Vocabulary List for Ms. Medley's week four test.
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abate
v. - to subside; to reduce
bane
n. - poison; torment; cause of harm
cadence
n. - rhythm; the rise and fall of sounds
dearth
n. - lack; scarcity
eccentric
adj. - not conventional; a little kooky; irregular
facetious
adj. - humorous; not serious; clumsily humorous
genre
n. - type or category, esp. of art or writing
hapless
adj. - unlucky
ideology
n. - a system of social or political ideas
juxtapose
v. - to place side-to-side
laconic
adj. - using few words, esp. to the point of seeming rude
magnanimous
adj. - forgiving; unresentful; noble in spirit; generous
nebulous
adj. - vague; hazy; indistinct
obfuscate
v. - to darken; to confuse; to make confusing
painstaking
adj. - extremely careful; taking pains
qualitative
adj. - having to do with the quality or qualities of something (as opposed to quantity)
ubiquitous
adj. - being everywhere at the same time
vacillate
v. - to be indecisive; to waver
wanton
adj. - malicious; unjustifiable; unprovoked; egregious
zealous
adj. - enthusiastically devoted to something; fervant