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MajorTests SAT Words Week5 Wednesday

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archives
n. collection of old records; place of storage of old documents
cliche
n. overused expression; something unoriginal
disparage
v. to criticize; belittle
flustered
adj. worked-up; not calm
ingrate
n. ungrateful person
mercenary
adj. concerned only with money
peccadillo
n. minor weakness; trivial offense
protege
n. person under protection of, or guided by another
soporific
adj. inducing sleep
veneer
n. surface coating
articulate
adj. clear; lucid; eloquent
clientele
n. customers
disparity
n. an inequality
fly by night
adj. unreliable; disreputable
inimical
adj. hostile
mercurial
adj. volatile; changeable
pedant
n. person who insists on strict adherence to rules or narrow learning
protocol
n. procedure; code of behavior
sparse
adj. spare; bare; meager
venerate
v. to revere; worship
artifice
n. deception; trickery
coalesce
v. to come together; merge
dispassionate
adj. neutral; objective
forensic
adj. concerned with argument or debate
innate
adj. inherited; inborn
merge
v. to come together
pedestrian
adj. common; mundane; banal
provincial
adj. unsophisticated; narrow-minded
specious
adj. false
venial
adj. minor; unimportant