Word list: Lesson 14

Lesson 14

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 14

SAT Word Skills 2
circumference
circumferencenoun

the distance around the external boundary of something

circumlocution
circumlocutionnoun

the use of many words that are unnecessary, in a deliberate attempt to be evasive or ambiguous

to circumnavigate
to circumnavigateverb

travel around, either by plane or ship

to circumscribe
to circumscribeverb

restrict or confine within limits

circumspect
circumspectadjective

heedful of potential consequences

to circumvent
to circumventverb

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

necrology
necrologynoun

a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography

necromancy
necromancynoun

conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying

necropolis
necropolisnoun

a tract of land used for burials

necrosis
necrosisnoun

the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

necrobiosis
necrobiosisnoun

(physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)

complicity
complicitynoun

guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense

granular
granularadjective

composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

to granulate
to granulateverb

form granulating tissue

granule
granulenoun

a tiny grain

regal
regaladjective

belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

to regale
to regaleverb

provide with choice or abundant food or drink

regalia
regalianoun

paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)