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Quiz B: More Hot Words for the SAT

Hot Words for the SAT, 3rd Ed., Linda Carnevale (Barrons) - Lessons 34 and 35
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aggregate
n: a sum total or mixture
audacious
adj: very bold
aviary
n: an enclosed space for birds
complementary
adj: serving to complete another
complimentary
adj: given freely to repay a favor or as a courtesy
debunk
v: to prove wrong or false
discrepancy
n: a difference
eclectic
adj: taken from many different sources
excerpt
n: a portion of a text or musical piece that is taken, or extracted, from the whole
glacial
adj: very cold or very slow moving (in both cases, like a glacier)
insuperable
adj: unable to be overcome
insufferable
adj: difficult or impossible to endure; intolerable
lithe
adj: nimble and flexible; agile; supple
misanthrope
n: someone who dislikes all people
pitfall
n: an unseen danger, risk, or drawback
raze
v: to tear down; to destroy
replete
adj: filled-up; overflowing
respite
n: period of inactivity; a lull; a reprieve
spurious
adj: false; counterfeit; lacking logic; specious
vaporize
v: to turn to vapor, foam, or mist