SAT Vocabulary C
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The beautiful harmony of the symphony was well enjoyed after the cacophony coming from the stage as the orchestra warmed up.
The amateur band created more cacophony than beautiful sound.
unpleasant mixture of sounds; harsh noise; discord
To cajole the disgruntled employee, Rima coaxed him with lies and sweet talk
The salesman will cajole the couple into buying the stereo.
to deceive by flattery; to coax
In each he makes his points politely but with utter candor.
openness; straight forwardness
Argus Filch is the cantankerous caretaker at Hogwarts.
hard or irritating to deal with
The capacious Great Hall housed all the students and teachers for meals.
able to hold much
The Twinstead innings quickly capitulated with the two youngsters bowling at the end.
surrender; yield to an enemy on conditions agreed upon
The capricious bride-to-be has a different church in mind for her wedding every few days.
unpredictable; controlled by whims
The mayor castigated the police chief for the rash of robberies.
punish severly; criticize severely
The celerity of the concord makes it an exciting ride.
His remarks drew the censure of his employers.
A censure of Al Hekma upset Rima.
disapprove; criticize; fault-finding
Thecharlatan deceived the townspeople.
It was finally discovered that the charlatan sitting on the throne was not the real king.
a person who pretends to have knowledge; an impostor; fake
Be chary when driving at night.
The chary man had few friends.
cautious; being sparing in giving
Nava chastened Armin when he crossed the road himself and went home.
to discipline or punish for the puerpose of making better
The dean chastised the first-year student for cheating on the exam.
to punish; discipline; admonish
Rima was trained in chicanery.
A news broadcast is no place for chicanery.
trickery or deception
The choleric baby was tinted yellow.
anger or ill humor; yellow bile
Even for adult heads of households, freedom was carefully circumscribed.
draw a line around; to confine
A circumspect decision must be made when so many people are involved.
cautious; considering all circumstances
Sirius was granted clemency too late, as he was already dead.
The Malfoy's were granted clemency for their part in helping Harry during the Final Battle.
mercy; pity; kindness
Al Hekma's cliques start forming already in KG.
small exclusive group of people
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