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SAT 9

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apparition
an unusual or unexpected sight; a ghostly figure
conscientious
meticulous, careful
affectation
the act of taking on or displaying an attitude or behavior not natural to oneself or not genuinely felt
subterfuge
an artifice or stratagem used to conceal, escape, or evade
insolent
insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct
cardinal
of basic importance, primary
punctilious
marked by precise exact accordance with the details of codes or conventions
elicit
to draw or bring out (something latent or potential)
notoriety
the condition or state of being widely and unfavorably known, usually for something scandalous or for some negative quality or trait
meretricious
based on pretense or insincerity; cheaply ornamental, deceptively attractive
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable to someone, often insincerely
incredulous
unwilling to admit or accept what is related as true; disbelieving
precipitately
suddenly; hastily, rashly
scrutiny
a searching study or inquiry; close inspection
commensurate
equal in measure or extent; equivalent