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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 8

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SAT Word Skills 2
to expostulate
[verb]
to strongly argue, disapprove, or disagree with someone or something
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exposure
[noun]
the state of being open to harm or risk as a result of lacking adequate safety or preventative measures
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to expound
[verb]
to give an explanation of something by talking about it in great detail
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precipice
[noun]
a steep cliff or edge of a rock face, often with a significant drop
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precipitant
[adjective]
happening more quickly than normal circumstances, especially without required preparation
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precipitous
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being made or carried out in a hurrying way that lacked thoughtful consideration
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theoretical
[adjective]
relating to or based on theory or logical reasoning rather than practical experience or application
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theorist
[noun]
someone who formulates general principles to explain specific events or phenomena
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to theorize
[verb]
to express various scenarios about something without necessarily basing it on evidence or facts
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thesis
[noun]
a statement that someone presents as a topic to be argued or examined
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ironic
[adjective]
using statements that mean the opposite of what is stated, often to convey criticism or humor through an implied second meaning
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irony
[noun]
a form of humor in which the words that someone says mean the opposite, producing an emphatic effect
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to botanize
[verb]
to study or collect plants in a scientific or systematic manner, often in their natural environments
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botany
[noun]
the scientific study of plants, their structure, genetics, classification, etc.
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to entreat
[verb]
to ask someone in an emotional or urgent way to do something
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entreaty
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a sincere request for something, often conveying a sense of urgency or importance
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inborn
[adjective]
referring to traits that are present from birth and are influenced by genetic inheritance, such as medical conditions or physical features
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inbred
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born or developed as a result of reproduction between closely related members within a group of animals, plants, or people
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nebula
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(pathology) a cloudy area in the cornea of the eye
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nebulous
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relating to or resembling a vast cloud of dust and gas in space
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