Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT Book II Lesson 16

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Pique

To cause resentment; to provoke

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Linguistics

The scientific study of the structure, sounds, and meaning of language

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Plebeian

N. A commoner; one from the lower classes Adj. common or vulgar

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Precocious

Showing early development, especially mental

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Predatory

Inclined to prey on others

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Prowess

Superior skill or ability

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Pugnacious

Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome

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Purloin

To steal

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Pusillanimous

Cowardly; fearful

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Quell

To put an end to; to allay or quiet

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Quixotic

Very idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions

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Rabble

A disorderly crowd, a mob

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Rabid

Raging; fanatical

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Raconteur

A person skilled at telling stories

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Vindictive

Seeking revenge; bearing a grudge

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