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Official SAT Study Guide Test 2 Words

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blanched
adj. turned pale
bucolic
adj. concerned with the countryside and farming
callous
adj. cruel and unfeeling
cantankerous
adj. bad tempered
churlish
adj. ill-mannered
decimation
n. extensive destruction
disingenuous
adj. crafty; dishonest; untruthful
effusive
adj. overly expressive of emotions
erudition
n. great knowledge or learning
facetious
adj. cheeky; not to be taken seriously
flotsam
n. floating rubbish
hodgepodge
n. strange mixture
impetuous
adj. impulsive
implacable
adj. cannot be appeased; relentless
impugned
adj. challenged; attacked in words
incorrigible
adj. cannot be corrected (of behavior)
irascible
adj. easily angered
lugubrious
adj. mournful; very sad
mollified
adj. calmed; pacified
multifaceted
adj. having many aspects
pedagogy
n. science of teaching
phlegmatic
adj. calm
preeminence
n. fame; top position
prognosis
n. outlook
raiment
n. clothes; garments
retrenchment
n. reducing staff or forces; conserving resources
succinct
adj. clear, short and well-expressed
sundry
adj. miscellaneous
tenuous
adj. shaky; not firm
torrid
adj. hot and steamy