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SAT vocab part 5 of 104

SAT vocab part 5
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inevitable
adj. incapable of being avoided or prevented
operate
verb. handle and cause to function
restore
verb. bring back into original existence, use, function, or position
transition
verb. make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another)
subtle
adj. difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
consecutive
adj. one after the other
script
noun. a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
predict
verb. make a prediction about; tell in advance
investor
noun. someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns
procedure
noun. a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
profession
noun. an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
regime
noun. the government or governing authority of a political unit
advocate
verb. speak, plead, or argue in favor of
triple
verb. increase threefold
generate
verb. bring into existence
resistance
noun. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
ambitious
adj. having a strong desire for success or achievement
partisan
noun. an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
monopoly
noun. (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller
convenience
noun. the quality of being useful and convenient
tactics
noun. the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy
defensive
adj. attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
outrage
noun. a feeling of righteous anger
reluctant
adj. not eager
physics
noun. the science of matter and energy and their interactions
premise
verb. set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
tendency
noun. a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
desperate
adj. showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
exposure
noun. vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
myth
noun. a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
orthodox
adj. adhering to what is commonly accepted
rhetoric
noun. using language effectively to please or persuade
denominator
noun. the divisor of a fraction
involve
verb. engage as a participant
marine
adj. native to or inhabiting the sea
depth
noun. the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense
wherever
adv. where in the world
diplomatic
adj. using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
absurd
adj. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
relevant
adj. having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
distinction
noun. a distinguishing difference
apology
noun. an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
refer
verb. send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
irony
noun. incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
progressive
adj. favoring or promoting progress
notorious
adj. known widely and usually unfavorably
extension
noun. an addition to the length of something
embrace
noun. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
employer
noun. a person or firm that employs workers
insight
noun. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation