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SAT #3

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Bucolic
ADJ.
relating to or typical of rural life;pastoral;provincial
Churlish
ADJ.
ill mannered;boorish;loutish;uncouth;surly
Depravity
N.
moral corruption or degradation;degeneracy;turpitude
Disingenuous
ADJ.
not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating;pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated
Philistine
N. or ADJ.
a smug, ignorant, especially middle-class person who is regarded as being indifferent or antagonistic to artistic and cultural values
Erudite
ADJ.
having or showing profound knowledge;learned;scholarly
Flotsam
N.
wreckage pr debris that remains afloat after a ship has sunk
Jettison
V.
to cast overboard
Jetsam
N.
debris thrown overboard to lighten a ship in distress
Irascible
ADJ.
easily angered;irritable
Ineffable
ADJ.
incapable of being expressed; indescribable
Lassitude
N.
a state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness; lethargy;hebetude;torpor
Paucity
N.
smallness of quantity;scantiness;scarcity;dearth
Phlegmatic
ADJ.
not easily excited to action or display of emotion
Pretentious
ADJ.
characterized by assumption of dignity or importance;showy
Prolific
ADJ.
characterized by abundant production;highly productive
Sundry
ADJ.
various,diverse,misc., assorted, motley
Nascent
ADJ.
beginning to exist or develop;emerging
Asper
N.
1) a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism;slander
2) the act of slandering;vilification;defamation
Bombastic
ADJ.
high sounding, high flown, inflated, pretentious, pompous
Detritus
N.
disintegrated material;debris
Mendicant
N.
depending on aims for a living;the practicing of begging
Visceral
ADJ.
characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect;intuitive
Dispassionate
ADJ.
free from or unaffected by passion;devoid of personal feeling or bias;impartial;calm
Capricous
ADJ.
subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice; mercurial;fickle
Cryptic
ADJ.
mysterious in meaning, enigmatic;puzzling;terse
Equivocate
V.
to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead