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SAT/ACT: Unit 6 Vocabulary

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Abashed
Embarrassed or ashamed
Aloof
Withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
Anguish
Great suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
Articulate
To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
Bask
To be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure or derive enjoyment from
Defect
An imperfection or flaw of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization
Finesse
Delicate skill; tact and cleverness; (v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment, or skillful evasion
Flaunt
To wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
Forthright
Frank, direct, straightforward
Genial
Cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
Instill
To add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
Ostracize
To exclude from a group, banish, send away
Premonition
A forewarning or foreboding of a future event
Pseudonym
A pen name, name assumed by a writer
Purge
To wash away impurities, clean up (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
Rehabilitate
To make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
Repercussion
An effect or consequence of some action or event; an echo or reverberation
Resolute
Bold, determined; firm
Retentive
Able to hold or keep; retaining knowledge easily
Scapegoat
A person or thing carrying the blame for others