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25 terms

SAT Vocabulary Lesson 20

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affluent
abounding in wealth; prosperous; flowing freely
antiquity
the quality of being ancient; ancient times
blandishment
flattery
chasten
to discipline, to use punishment to correct behavior
civility
polite and courteous behavior
congenial
characterized by friendly sociability
deft
skillful, adroit
dispatch
to send away with promptness or speed; speed, quickness
embroil
to entangle, to throw into confusion or strife
expurgate
to remove obscene or objectionable material usually before publication
garner
to gather together, to store up
heretical
contrary to church doctrine or accepted beliefs or standards
iconoclast
one who attacks established beliefs or institutions
irreproachable
faultless, not discreditable
mercurial
changing unpredictably, fickle
nuance
a subtle distinction or difference
partisan
one who exhibits extreme or possibly blind allegiance to a group or cause
pious
marked by showing zealous devotion to the rites of religion
raucous
loud and boisterous, harsh, disorderly
repugnant
disgusting, offensive
satiric
characterized by satire (a branch of literature ridiculing vice or folly)
sporadic
occasionally occurring
succulent
very juicy
terrestrial
of the earth or pertaining to the earth
ungainly
awkward