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MajorTests SAT Words Week5 Thursday

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artisan
n. craftsman
coddle
v. to pamper; fuss over; indulge
disseminating
adj. circulating; broadcasting; spreading
fortitude
n. bravery
innocuous
adj. harmless; inoffensive
metaphorically
adj. symbolically; figuratively
peerless
adj. without equal
prudent
adj. cautious; wise
speckled
adj. spotted; freckled; dotted
veracity
n. truthfulness
ascetic
adj. without luxuries; severely simple
coercion
n. force
diurnal
adj. active in daytime
fortuitous
adj. happening by chance
innovate
v. to create; introduce something new
meticulous
adj. very careful; painstaking
pejorative
adj. derogatory
puerile
adj. childish
sporadic
adj. not continuous; intermittent
verbose
adj. talkative; long-winded; rambling
assiduous
adj. thorough; diligent
cogent
adj. lucid; well argued
divert
v. to entertain, distract, cause a detour
fractious
adj. irritable; difficult to control
inscrutable
adj. mysterious; impenetrable
mettle
n. courage, bravery; valor
pellucid
adj. transparently clear
punctilious
adj. paying attention to small details
spurious
adj. false
verbosity
n. using too many words