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SSAT ASC List 5Ca

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abhor
to hate, to loathe
admonish
to warn or caution against something; t scold or criticize in a mild way
advocate
to plad in favor of; to recmmend publicly (n.) a gloss or polish
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity; probably not true
audacious
bold; daring; too daring, insolent. Spirited and original
autocrat
a ruler or any person with unlimited power or authority
bicker
to argue over insignificant mattersa
brusque
abrupt or rude in manner or speech; blunt
burnish
to polish, to make shiny by rubbing (n.) a gloss or polish
collateral
property given as security for the repayment of a loan
comprehend
to understand
corpulence
excessive fatness; obesity
denounce
to speak against publicly; to accuse
derive
to get or receive from a source
dichotomy
division into tow parts or opinions that are usually contradictory
dictate
to say or read aloud to be recorded by anther; to command
disapprobation
disapproval; condemanation
disparage
to belittle; decry; to lower in reputation; discredit
efficacy
power to prodcue the desired results; effectiveness
endemic
prevalent in or restricted to a particular place or people
exotic
foreign; strangely beautiful or fascinationg
feisty
ill-tempered; touch; quarrelsome; spirited, frisky
forswear
to give up or reject seriously
fusillade
a rapid and continuous outburst; a rapid and continuous firing from a number of firearms
germinate
to start or cause to start to grow or develp; sprout