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SAT Vocabulary Words - Group 2

Set 2 of the SAT words amidnightblog.wordpress.com
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PLAY
baffle
to bewilder, to puzzle
baffling
frustrating, bewildering
cinema
movies, motion picture industry
cinematography
art of making motion pictures
despise
to look down on with contempt or disgust; to loathe
despicable
worthy of contempt
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant
ebullience
exuberance
exaggerate
to overstate, to go beyond limits of actual truth
exaggeration
overstatement
exhort
to arouse by words; to urge
exhortation
urgent recommendation or advice
expertise
specialized skill or technical knowledge
finicky
excessively concerned with trifles or details; fussy
gall
1.to make sore, to annoy, to irritate mentally, to vex (v.)
2.brazen boldness; nerve (n.)
inane
lacking significance or sense; pointless
inanity
foolishness
indemnify
to compensate for loss, damage, or injury
Occident
west; countries of America and Europe
occidental
western
peruse
to read; to look at attentively; to study
perusal
reading; study
scuffle
1. to struggle at close quarters in a rough and confused manner; to wrestle; to grapple (v.)
2. brawl; fight (n.)
spurn
to thrust aside with disdain or contempt; to reject
stipend
fixed pay for services; salary; regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner
surveillance
close watch over a person, a group, or area; supervision
tepid
moderately warm; lukewarm
tepidly
lukewarmly
wager
1. to risk something on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; to gamble; to bet (v.)
2. bet (n.)
wane
to decrease in size or power; to dwindle; to decline