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MajorTests SAT Words Week5 Tuesday

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arcane
adj. obscure; known only to a few people
clamor
n. shout; scream
discursiveness
n. long-windedness; indirectness
flaunt
v. to show off; display in a showy manner
infamous
adj. famous for something bad
mellow
adj. soft; melodious; ripe
patron
n. one who gives support
prostration
n. lying face down; be overcome with extreme weakness
somnambulist
n. sleepwalker
vehemence
n. violence; fervor; forcefulness
archaic
adj. ancient; outdated; old-fashioned
clandestine
adj. secret; covert; stealthy
disdain
n. contempt; strong dislike
flippant
adj. making jokes about serious matters
infer
v. to deduce; conclude
menagerie
n. collection of animals
patronize
v. to condescend to; behave in an arrogant manner towards
protagonist
n. main character in film, book, or play
soothsayer
n. fortune teller
vehement
adj. forceful
archetype
n. classic example of
clemency
n. mercy
disinterested
adj. unbiased
flout
v. to defy; reject
ingenue
n. naive, unsophisticated person
mendacious
adj. not telling the truth; lying
paucity
n. shortage
protean
adj. changeable
sophomoric
adj. juvenile; immature
venal
adj. corrupt; can be bribed