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33 terms

Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: Lesson 10

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idolatry
n. excessive or blind adoration; worship of an object
adulterate
v. to make impure; to contaminate
adulterate
(syn) taint, corrupt
adulterate
(ant) refine; refined
emanate
v. to come forth; to send forth
emanate
(syn) rise; emerge
garish
adj. tastelessly gaudy
garish
(syn) showy; glaring; flashy
garish
(ant) sedate; conservative
immutable
adj. unchangeable; fixed
immutable
(syn) enduring
immutable
(ant) flexible; changeable
diadem
n. a crown
bucolic
adj. pertaining to the countryside; rural; rustic
bucolic
(syn) pastoral
bucolic
(ant) urban
redolent
adj. having a pleasant odor; suggestive or evocative
redolent
(syn) aromatic
redolent
(ant) acrid
impecunious
adj. without money; penniless
impecunious
(syn) destitute; indigent
impecunious
(ant) affluent; prosperous
sedition
n. rebellion or resistance against the government
sedition
(syn) treachery; disloyalty
defile
v. to pollute; to corrupt
gratituitous
adj. unnecessary or uncalled for
onus
n. a burden; a responsibility
onus
(syn) obligation
impious
adj. disrespectful toward God
impious
(syn) irreligious; profane
impious
(ant) devout; pious
caveat
n. a warning
caveat
(syn) admonition; caution