Word list: Lesson 12

Lesson 12

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 12

SAT Word Skills 2
terminal
terminaladjective

causing or ending in or approaching death

to terminate
to terminateverb

bring to an end or halt

terminus
terminusnoun

either end of a railroad or bus route

catholic
catholicadjective

free from provincial prejudices or attachments

catholicism
catholicismnoun

the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church

to incise
to inciseverb

make an incision into by carving or cutting

incisive
incisiveadjective

having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

incisor
incisornoun

any of the narrow-edged teeth at the front of the mouth that are used for biting

to prescribe
to prescribeverb

(medicine) to tell someone what drug or treatment they should get

prescript
prescriptnoun

prescribed guide for conduct or action

prescription
prescriptionadjective

available only with a doctor's written prescription

untimely
untimelyadjective

badly timed

unwieldy
unwieldyadjective

difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape

venerable
venerableadjective

profoundly honored

to venerate
to venerateverb

regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

antiphon
antiphonnoun

a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response

antiphony
antiphonynoun

alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts

idolatrous
idolatrousadjective

relating to or practicing idolatry

idolatry
idolatrynoun

the worship of idols; the worship of physical objects or images as gods

to idolize
to idolizeverb

love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol