Unit 4 SAT Vocabulary

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aesthetic

Relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art

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aloof

Apart, indifferent

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archaic

Antiquated, old, out of use

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assuage

To ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome, to calm

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belie

To contradict, to give a false impression

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contentious

Quarrelsome, stirring controversy

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daunt

To intimidate, to dismay

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debilitate

To weaken, to enfeeble

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discord

Spreading chaos and disharmony

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dissemination

The act of spreading widely; Scattering

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dogmatic

Strongly opinionated in an unwarranted manner

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duplicity

Double-dealing, hypocrisy

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egocentric

Self-centered, selfish

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euphemism

Substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is offensive

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gluttonous

Greedy for food drink

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mundane

Ordinary, commonplace

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ominous

Threatening

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petulance

Unreasonable touchiness or irritability

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pompous

Exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance, bombastic

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precocious

Exceptionally early in development or occurrence

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slothful

Lazy, indolent

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trivia

Insignificant matters

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verbose

Wordy, very talkative

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virulent

Extremely poisonous; Hateful

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volatile

Quickly changeable, easily vaporized

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