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Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: Lesson 4

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celibate
adj. abstaining from intercourse; unmarried
fortuitous
adj. happening by chance or accident
syn. of fortuitous
accidental; unexpected
ant. of fortuitous
premeditated; intentional
recapitulate
v. to summarize; to repeat briefly
perfunctory
adj. done without care; in a routine fashion
syn. of perfunctory
indifferent,offhand
ant. of perfunctory
diligent; attentive
baroque
v. overly decorated
syn. of baroque
ornate
ant. of baroque
simple
hedonism
n. pursuit of pleasure, especially of the senses
obloquy
n. strong disapproval; a bad reputation resulting from public criticism
debacle
n. a complete failure; a total collapse
syn. of obloquy
censure; rebuke
ant. of obloquy
acclaim; praise
syn. of debacle
calamity; catastrophe
ant. of debacle
success; triumph
quasi-
adj. resembling; seeming; half
besmirch
v. to make dirty; to stain
syn. of besmirch
soil; sully; smear
ant. of besmirch
cleanse
imperative
adj. extremely necessary; vitally important
sacrosanct
adj. extremely holy
syn. of sacrosanct
divine; angelic
sadistic
adj. deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others
syn. of sadistic
barbarous; perverse
ant. of sadistic
civilized; humane
demeanor
n. behavior; manner of conducting oneself
syn. of demeanor
deportment
facetious
adj. comical; jocular; flippant
syn. of facetious
joking; witty; jocose
ant. of facetious
solemn; serious