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SAT Must-Know Vocab Lesson 1.8

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favorable; giving an advantage
advantageous
land surrounded by body of water; a group of many islands in a large body of water
archipelago
kind; intending or showing kindness
benevolent
mourning; state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
bereavement
definite; forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question
conclusive
excuse; excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
condone
expert; an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
connoisseur
friendly; diffusing warmth and friendliness
cordial
doubtful; fraught with uncertainty or doubt
dubious
escaping; difficult to describe
elusive
humiliation; the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
embarrassment
decorate; add details to
embellish
establish; fix firmly or securely
entrench
destroy; kill in large numbers
eradicate
mystery; confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
esoteric
make worse
exacerbate
end; an external body part that projects from the body
extremity
modesty; a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
humility
precise; marked by precise accordance with details
meticulous
ordinary; found in the ordinary course of events
mundane
organized; a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
orderly
intricate; marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
ornate
dilemma; a situation from which extrication is difficult, especially an unpleasant one
plight
fondness; an inclination to do something
propensity
having an open attitude; open to arguments, ideas, or change
receptive
irony; witty language used to convey insults or scorn
sarcasm
examine; to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
scrutinize
isolate; lee[ away from others
seclude
exciting; causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
sensational
confirm; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
substantiate