Word list: Lesson 8

Lesson 8

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 8

SAT Word Skills 2
to expostulate
to expostulateverb

reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

exposure
exposurenoun

vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain

to expound
to expoundverb

add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

precipice
precipicenoun

a very steep cliff

precipitant
precipitantadjective

done with very great haste and without due deliberation

precipitous
precipitousadjective

done with very great haste and without due deliberation

theoretical
theoreticaladjective

concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

theorist
theoristnoun

someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

to theorize
to theorizeverb

to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

thesis
thesisnoun

a statement that is used as a premise in logical argumentation

ironic
ironicadjective

containing or expressing irony, meaning the opposite of what is said

irony
ironynoun

a form of humor in which the words that someone says mean the opposite, producing an emphatic effect

to botanize
to botanizeverb

collect and study plants

botany
botanynoun

the branch of biology that studies plants

to entreat
to entreatverb

ask for or request earnestly

entreaty
entreatynoun

earnest or urgent request

inborn
inbornadjective

normally existing at birth

inbred
inbredadjective

produced by inbreeding

nebula
nebulanoun

(pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

nebulous
nebulousadjective

of or relating to or resembling a nebula