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25 terms

Lesson 7 SAT vocab*

Mrs. Crow
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abhor
to regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe
accolade
praise, an award
ascetic
One who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury
bequeath
to hand down, to give or to leave in a will
charlatan
one who claims to know something that he does not, a quack
conflagration
a large fire
dearth
a lack, a scarcity
diffidence
shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
effervescent
showing high spirits
ethreal
heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible
expunge
to remove, to erase
guile
deceitfulness, duplicity
implausible
not believable
incongruity
nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility
insularity
qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness of opinion
morose
being sullen or gloomy
placate
to appease or to pacify by making concessions
poignant
piercing, incisive, and keen
provincial
lacking sophistication, narrow-minded
reiterate
to repeat
spontaneous
having no external cause, acting on impulse
synthesis
combining parts into a whole
toxic
poisonous
vigilant
very alert, watchful
voluble
ability to use words easily, fluent and glib