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30 terms

SAT Must-Know Vocab Lesson 1.7

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skillful; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
adept
unclear; open to two or more interpretations
ambiguous
amaze; affect with wonder
astound
support; support and strengthen
bolster
worldwide; a sophisticated person who has traveled in many countries
cosmopolitan
spread out; move outward
diffuse
articulate; expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
eloquent
wrong; containing or characterized by error
erroneous
thrive; grow vigorously
flourish
various; consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
heterogeneous
simulation; something copied or derived from an original
imitation
apathy; unbiased impartial unconcern
indifference
treat; give free reign to
indulge
poor; of or characteristic of low rank or importance
inferior
abundant; expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
lavish
release; give equal rights to; of women and minorities
liberate
clear; (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
lucid
rebel; someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
maverick
comfort; remedy that alleviates pain without curing
palliative
calm; (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy ways
placid
practical; concerned with practical matters
pragmatic
prevent; keep from happening or arising; make impossible
preclude
change the arrangement of; put into a new order or arrangement
rearrange
cancellation; a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
retraction
applying to the past; affecting things past
retroactive
save; save from ruin, destruction, or harm
salvage
suppose; to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
speculate
persistent; good at remembering
tenacious
belief; a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
tenet
rough; not even or uniform as in shape or texture
uneven