SAT lesson 15

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  1. abate
    to reduce in intensity or amount
  2. antecedent
    preceding a cause
  3. arid
    very dry
  4. baneful
    a source of harm or destruction; harmful, destructive
  5. beleaguer
    to harass
  6. contempt
    scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
  7. cynical
    given to faultfinding, sneering, and sarcasm; exhibiting mocking disbelief
  8. dexterous
    skillful and active with the hands; manually adroit and skillful
  9. dour
    sullen, stern, harsh
  10. exalt
    to glorify, to praise, to raise in rank
  11. felicitous
    happy or delightful
  12. impeccable
    free from fault or blame
  13. imperturbable
    marked by extreme calm, impassivity, assrance and steadiness
  14. malleable
    capable of being shaped, influenced, or altered; tractable
  15. mortify
    to humilate, to wound pride, to experience shame
  16. obdurate
    extemely stubborn, unwilling to accept advice
  17. platitude
    trite remark, banal statement
  18. profligate
    a wasteful person; extremely wasteful, given to licentiousness
  19. pugnacious
    looking for a fight, combative, belligerent
  20. savory
  21. spurn
    to reject or to refuse with hostility
  22. supercilious
    haughty, vain and arrogant
  23. trite
    overused, commonplace, hackneyed
  24. vociferous
    clamorous; boisterous (suggests a vehement outcry)
  25. vulgarity
    something offensive to good taste and refinement
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SAT lesson 15
SAT lesson 15
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