Word list: Lesson 5

Lesson 5

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 5

SAT Word Skills 2
to discountenance
to discountenanceverb

show disapproval by discouraging

to discourse
to discourseverb

talk at length and formally about a topic

discourteous
discourteousadjective

showing no courtesy; rude

to discover
to discoververb

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

to discredit
to discreditverb

cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

to collate
to collateverb

compare critically; of texts

collateral
collateraladjective

situated or running side by side

proletarian
proletarianadjective

belonging to or characteristic of the proletariat

proletariat
proletariatnoun

a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

to gyrate
to gyrateverb

to wind or move in a spiral course

gyroscope
gyroscopenoun

rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction

boor
boornoun

a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

boorish
boorishadjective

ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

exorbitance
exorbitancenoun

excessive excess

exorbitant
exorbitantadjective

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

mystic
mysticadjective

having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

mystification
mystificationnoun

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

mystique
mystiquenoun

an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

to expedite
to expediteverb

speed up the progress of; facilitate

expeditious
expeditiousadjective

marked by speed and efficiency