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36 terms

SAT prep lesson 2

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bellicose
warlike (adj)
benevolent
charitable (adj)
cacophony
harsh sound or combination of sounds (noun)
capitulate
to surrender (verb)
capricious
tending to change abruptly (adj)
circumspect
showing watchfulness (adj)
clemency
leniency or mercy towards an enemy (noun)
coalesce
to unite or merge into a single body (verb)
cognizant
taking notice (adj)
coherent
capable of logical, intelligible speech (adj)
colloquial
having to do with common or informal conversation (adj)
conflagration
a great fire (noun)
confound
to make feel confused (verb)
congeal
to thicken (verb)
connoisseur
a person who has expert knowledge (noun)
contemporaneous
occurring at the same time (adj)
convivial
sociable (adj)
copious
plenteous (adj)
corroborate
to confirm or support (verb)
cursory
rapid and superficial (adj)
debilitate
to make weak (verb)
declension
a falling off or away (noun)
deleterious
harmful to health (adj)
denouement
the outcome of a plot (noun)
didactic
used for teaching or instruction (adj)
diffidence
lack of confidence in oneself (noun)
disconsolate
so unhappy that nothing will comfort (adj)
dubious
doubtful (adj)
efface
to obliterate (verb)
effervesce
to bubble up (verb)
effervescent
giving off bubbles of gas (adj)
enigmatic
perplexing (adj)
ephemeral
short-lived (adj)
equilibrium
a state of balance (noun)
euphonious
having a pleasant sound (adj)
euphony
the quality of a pleasant sound (noun)