SAT Word Skills 1

SAT Word Skills 1 - Lesson 9

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eccentric
eccentricadjective

behaving in a manner that is considered different and strange

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eccentricitynoun

strange and unconventional behavior

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gullibilitynoun

tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived

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gullibleadjective

(of a person) quick to believe or trust without questioning or doubting the truthfulness or reliability of something

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venturesome
venturesomeadjective

disposed to venture or take risks

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to barrageverb

address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

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barrenadjective

providing no shelter or sustenance

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barrister
barristernoun

a lawyer in the UK, Australia, and some other countries entitled to argue cases in the higher courts of law

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indicantnoun

something that serves to indicate or suggest

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indicatornoun

something that is used to measure a particular condition or value

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to indictverb

accuse formally of a crime

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indictmentnoun

a formal accusation of a crime

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to obfuscateverb

make obscure or unclear

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obfuscationnoun

the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered

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wilenoun

the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

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wilyadjective

skillful in achieving what one desires, especially through deceptive means

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to abortverb

to terminate an undesired pregnancy before the fetus reaches a viable age

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abortiveadjective

failing to produce or accomplish the desired outcome

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jeremiadnoun

a long and mournful complaint

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