Pre AP English 11 SAT Word Study Unit VI

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  1. atone
    • (v) to make up for
    • s: expiate, make amends for
  2. bondage
    • (n) slavery; any state of being bound or held down
    • s: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence
    • a: freedom, liberty, independence
  3. credible
    • (adj) believable
    • s: plausible, acceptable, likely
    • a: unbelievable, improbable
  4. defray
    • (v) to pay for
    • s: settle, bear the cost, foot the bill
  5. diligent
    • (adj) hardworking, industrious, not lazy
    • s: assiduous, sedulous
    • a: lazy, indolent, cursory, perfunctory
  6. doleful
    • (adj) sad; dreary
    • s: sorrowful, mournful, melancholy, dolorous
    • a: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant
  7. ghastly
    • (adj) frightful, horrible; deathly pale
    • s: dreadful, appaling, gruesome, grisly
    • a: pleasant, agreeable, attractive, delightful
  8. hamper
    • (v) to hold back
    • s: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit
    • a: facilitate, ease, smooth the way
  9. hew
    • (v) to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to
    • s: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
  10. impoverished
    • (adj) poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
    • s: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent
    • a: rich, wealthy, affluent, prosperous
  11. incessant
    • (adj) never stopping, going on all the time
    • s: ceaseless, constant, ininterrupted
    • a: occasional, sporadic, intermittent
  12. intricate
    • (adj) complicated; difficult to understand
    • s: complex, convoluted
    • a: simple, uninvolved, uncomplicated
  13. lucid
    • (adj) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
    • s: limpid, intelligible
    • a: murcky, muddy, obscure, unintelligible
  14. posthumous
    • (adj) occurrung or published after death
    • s: postmortem
    • a: prenatal
  15. prim
    • (adj) overly neat, precise, proper or formal; prudish
    • s: fussy, fastidious, squeamish
    • a: dowdy, frumpy, sloppy, untidy, loose, lax
  16. sardonic
    • (adj) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
    • s: caustic, mordant, acerbic, wry
    • a: bland, mild, saccharine, god-natured
  17. supplant
    • (v) to take the place of, supersede
    • s: replace, displace, oust
  18. taunt
    • (v) to jeer at, mock; (n) an insulting or mocking remark
    • s:(v) ridicule, deride
    • a: (v) cheer, applaud, acclaim
  19. superfluous
    • (adj) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
    • s: surplus, supererogatory
    • a: necessary, essential, vital, indispensable
  20. tenacious
    • (adj) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent
    • s: obstinate, stubborn, dogged
    • a: yielding, weak, gentle, lax, slack
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Pre AP English 11 SAT Word Study Unit VI
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