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MajorTests SAT Words Week7 Friday

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belie
v. to contradict
consensus
n. general agreement
eloquent
adj. fluent and persuasive in speech
gratuitous
adj. unwarranted
jaded
adj. tired; bored; worn out
negligence
n. carelessness
petrify
v. to terrify; turn to stone
receptacle
n. container; vessel; holder
suffragist
n. someone who campaigns for voting rights
weighty
adj. serious
belittle
v. to demean
conspicuous
adj. easily seen; prominent
elucidate
v. to make clear
gravity
n. seriousness
jargon
n. specialized language used by experts
neologism
n. newly coined word
petulant
adj. sulky; peevish
recluse
n. someone who cuts himself off from life
supercilious
adj. proud and haughty
whelp
n. young dog