Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT Book II Lesson 17

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Circumspect

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Circumspect

Careful; heedful; attentive to all points

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Zephyr

A gentle breeze (sometimes specifically the West Wind)

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Renegade

One who deserts one side in favor of another; traitor; outlaw

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Retribution

Something justly deserved, especially a punishment

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Hurtle

To move or to fling swiftly and with great force

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Scourge

A person or thing that causes great trouble or misfortune

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Caustic

Biting; stingingly sharp or sarcastic

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Taciturn

Not fond of talking; usually silent

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Agnostic

One who believes that the existence of God can neither be proved nor disproved

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Terse

Brief and to the point

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Uncanny

Weird; strange; so keen or acute as to seem bizarre

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Exodus

A mass departure or emigration

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Penitent

Remorseful; sorry for having done wrong

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Vindicate

To clear of suspicion or accusations

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Raillery

Good-humored ridicule or teasing

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