SAT Master Word List #20

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foreshadow

V. give an indication beforehand; portend; prefigure.

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foresight

N. ability to foresee future happenings; prudence.

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forestall

V. prevent by taking action in advance.

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forgo

V. give up; do without.

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formality

N. ceremonious quality; something done just for form’s sake.

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formidable

ADJ. inspiring fear or apprehension; difficult; awe inspiring.

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forsake

V. desert; abandon; renounce.

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forte

N. strong point or special talent.

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forthright

ADJ. outspoken; straightforward; frank.

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fortitude

N. bravery; courage.

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forum

N. place of assembly to discuss public concerns; meeting for discussion.

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foster

V. rear; encourage.

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founder

V. (1) fail completely; (2) sink.

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founder

N. person who establishes (an organization, business).

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frail

ADJ. weak.

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franchise

N. (1) right granted by authority; (2) right to vote; (3) business licensed to sell a product in a particular territory.

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frantic

ADJ. wild.

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fraternize

V. associate in a friendly way.

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fraudulent

ADJ. cheating; deceitful.

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fret

V. to be annoyed or vexed.

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friction

N. (1) rubbing against; (2) clash of wills.

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frigid

ADJ. intensely cold.

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frivolous

ADJ. lacking in seriousness; self-indulgently carefree; relatively unimportant.

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frugality

N. thrift; economy.

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fruition

N. bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization.

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frustrate

V. thwart; defeat.

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fugitive

ADJ. fleeting or transitory; roving.

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fundamental

ADJ. basic; primary; essential.

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furor

N. frenzy; great excitement.

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furtive

ADJ. stealthy; sneaky.

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fusion

N. union; blending; synthesis.

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futile

ADJ. useless; hopeless; ineffectual.

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gainsay

V. deny.

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galvanize

V. stimulate by shock; stir up; revitalize.

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gamut

N. entire range.

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garbled

ADJ. mixed up; jumbled; distorted.

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garner

V. gather; store up.

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garrulous

ADJ. loquacious; wordy; talkative.

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gauche

ADJ. clumsy; coarse and uncouth.

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gaudy

ADJ. flashy; showy.

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generality

N. vague statement.

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generalization

N. (1) broad, general statement derived from specific instances; (2) vague, indefinite statement.

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generate

V. cause; produce; create.

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generic

ADJ. characteristic of an entire class or species.

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genesis

N. beginning; origin.

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geniality

N. cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy.

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genre

N. particular variety of art or literature.

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germane

ADJ. pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand.

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germinal

ADJ. pertaining to a germ; creative.

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