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25 terms

sat lesson 8,9

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abate
to lessen in violence
decorum
conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior
abhor
to detest; to hate strongly
dole
to distribute; to give out sparingly
gamute
the whole range or extent
extrovert
one who is outgoing; one who is energized rather than drained by interactions with others
droll
amusing in an odd or whimsical way
duplicity
intentional deceit in speech or conduct
effigy
a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group
austere
stern; severe; plain
emulate
to strive to be equal to; to imitate
sere
dry and withered
enhance
to increase the value or beauty of something
contrite
feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing
magnanimous
noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts
enunciate
to state clearly and distinctly; to pronounce
collaborate
to work with another toward a goal
impeceable
faultless, beyond criticism or blame
impound
to confine; to retain in legal custody
evoke
to summon forth
inane
without sense or meaning; silly
unctuous
exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
expatriate
someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounce, his or her native country
frowzy
unkempt
heinous
hatefully or shockingly evil