Word list: Lesson 9

Lesson 9

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 9

SAT Word Skills 2
thermal
thermaladjective

relating to or associated with heat

thermoelectric
thermoelectricadjective

involving or resulting from thermoelectricity

thermoelectricity
thermoelectricitynoun

electricity produced by heat (as in a thermocouple)

insurgence
insurgencenoun

an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict

insurgent
insurgentadjective

in opposition to a civil authority or government

insurgency
insurgencynoun

an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict

apartheid
apartheidnoun

a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa

apathetic
apatheticadjective

showing little or no emotion or animation

dissertation
dissertationnoun

a long piece of writing on a particular subject that a university student presents in order to get an advanced degree

disservice
disservicenoun

an act intended to help that turns out badly

to dissever
to disseververb

separate into parts or portions

genesis
genesisnoun

a coming into being

genital
genitaladjective

of or relating to the external sex organs

genitive
genitiveadjective

(grammar)(in some languages) relating to or being a grammatical case of a noun or pronoun that is used to indicate possession or close connection

exemplar
exemplarnoun

something to be imitated

exemplary
exemplaryadjective

being or serving as an illustration of a type

to exemplify
to exemplifyverb

clarify by giving an example of

ignoble
ignobleadjective

completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose

ignominious
ignominiousadjective

(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

ignominy
ignominynoun

a state of dishonor