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SAT vocab. unit 3 English 4
Terms in this set (20)
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Seems serious, but isn't.
causing or tending to cause sadness or depression of mind or spirit
pressing or urging with irritating persistence
something given freely to help the poor, charity
extraordinary in size, quantity, or degree
lamentable; deserving censure or contempt; wretched, gross in character or completely lacking character or morality
standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted; conspicuous; jutting out; projecting; exhibiting eminence esp. on standing above others in some quality or position; prominent (often describes someone famous for being the best at something or in a professional field)
respect and esteem due a superior or elder; affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes (as in: to defer to someone [verb form])
having moral integrity; acting in strict regard for what in considered right or proper; exact; painstaking. The opposite of deplorable.
judgment involving condemnation; the act of blaming or condemning sternly; an official reprimand
Incapable of being injured or disturbed.
Discord, a lack of harmony
Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence. Pushy.
Fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking. Usually associated with food.
any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure. Often used in regards to hotels or resorts
capable of change or of being changed in form, quality, or nature .
Lacking foresight or thrift. Can't see the possible fall out from a decision or act.
Hole. Most commonly used in regards to a camera. The aperture is how big the hole is which allows light into the lens of your camera.
A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt. Exaggerated hand gestures and or how a person talks, "put on.
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