Word list: Lesson 6

Lesson 6

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 6

SAT Word Skills 2
outbreak
outbreaknoun

a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

outcry
outcrynoun

a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

to outlast
to outlastverb

live longer than

outlaw
outlawnoun

someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

outpost
outpostnoun

a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

tyrannical
tyrannicaladjective

marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

tyranny
tyrannynoun

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

to exasperate
to exasperateverb

exasperate or irritate

exasperation
exasperationnoun

an exasperated feeling of annoyance

criterion
criterionnoun

a principle or standard by which something is judged or decided

critical
criticaladjective

characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

to critique
to critiqueverb

appraise critically

patriarch
patriarchnoun

the male head of family or tribe

paternal
paternaladjective

characteristic of a father

patrician
patriciannoun

a member of the aristocracy

patrimony
patrimonynoun

an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)

patriotism
patriotismnoun

love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

patron
patronnoun

a regular customer

to patronize
to patronizeverb

treat condescendingly

patronymic
patronymicadjective

of or derived from a personal or family name