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39 terms

Dr. Jack SAT Words WC

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secular
worldly; non-religious
schism
a split or division
envoy
official messenger
compunction
remorse; regret
cataracts
waterfalls
entreat
beg; plead; implore; beseech
provincial
backward, unsophisticated
utilitarian
useful, purposeful, practical
cosmopolitan
sophisticated, worldly
monolithic
totally uniform; made of one stone
loquacious
talkative
neophyte
beginner; novice
archipelago
string of islands
arable
farmable; able to crow crops
homogenous
all alike
myriad
many
paternalistic
fatherly; rules like a father would rule a family
expiate
to get rid of; atone for
aesthetic
the sense of what is beautiful or artistic
tryst
a meeting between lovers; a romantic rendezvous
omnivore
an animal that eats both plants and animals
carnivore
an animal that eats only flesh
herbivore
an animal that eats only plants
extant
existing
enmity
animosity; hatred
degenerate
to decline; to lessen
encompass
to enclose or encircle
self-sufficient
able to care for oneself
bellicose
warlike
proverbial
a common or well-known idea
heresy
ideas that go against established doctrine
animosity
hatred
dormant
inactive; resting
monopoly
government control over a product or business
sedentary
settled; staying in one place
animism
a belief in a large number of animal gods
fecund
bountiful; fertile
placate
to appease; satisfy
infallible
perfect; incapable of mistakes