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Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: lesson 8

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pander
to exploit weaknesses of others; to cater to the vices of others
otiose
useless
puerile
childish
asperity
harshness of manner
renunciation
rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
unimpeachable
unquestionable; beyond doubt
inveigh (against)
to protest; to disapprove angrily
lionize
treat as highly important
allay
calm; pacify
vitiate
take away the legal force of or render ineffective
recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
exegesis
an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
ameliorate
to make better
profligate
immorally wasteful
nat
to be born
nasc
to be born
viv
to live
mort
to die
con
together
pre
before
fy
to make