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Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT Book I — Unit #3

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licentious
morally unrestrained
numismatist
a coin collector
paucity
a scarcity, lack
fatalistic
believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate
obtrude
to force onself into a situation
pensive
dreamily thoughtful
lackadaisical
uninterested, listless
alienate
to turn away feelings or affections
elated
in high spirits; exltantly proud ad joyful
epigram
a witty saying expressing a single thought or observations
amalgamate
to combine
demented
mentally ill; insane
hone
to sharpen
beleaguer
to besiege by encircling (as with an army); to harass
gorge
to eat or swallow greedily
antiquated
no longer used or useful; very old
opiate
a narcotic used to caused sleep or bring relief from pain
caricature
an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
dally
to waste time; to dawdle
felonious
pertainimg tp pr constituting a major crime
edifice
a large, elaborate structure; an imposign building
ambidextrous
equally skillful with either hand
belated
delayed
animate
to give life or motion to
knead
to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture
chauvinist
one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, with concepts for other contries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs
egalitarian
promoting equal rights for all people
berserk
in a state of violent or destructive rage
ostentatious
marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display
delude
to mislead; to fool