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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 16

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SAT Word Skills 2
recluse
[noun]
an individual who lives by themselves and avoids all sorts of contact with other people
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reclusive
[adjective]
(of a place) very isolated and remote, situated far from populated areas or access to the outside world
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animadversion
[noun]
a severe critical comment or formal disapproval, often in an official or public manner
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animalcule
[noun]
a tiny animal, typically visible only under a microscope
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to animate
[verb]
to invoke emotions, enthusiasm, or energy in people
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animosity
[noun]
strong hostility, opposition, or anger
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animus
[noun]
a deep-seated feeling of hostility and ill will directed at someone or something
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presentiment
[noun]
a feeling or suspicion that something, particularly something unpleasant, is about to take place
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presentment
[noun]
a statement about an offense made by a jury based on their own knowledge
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vehemence
[noun]
a loud, forceful, and emphatic speech, often in an angry or aggressive tone
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vehement
[adjective]
expressing strong emotions, typically anger
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to tremor
[verb]
to make a slight shaking movement, often as a result of external factors such as wind, movement, or vibrations
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tremulous
[adjective]
(of the voice) shaking in a slight, fragile manner, often due to nerves, fear, age or illness
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to extort
[verb]
to twist or manipulate someone's words or actions in a dishonest or unfair way
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extortion
[noun]
a crime where someone forces another person to give them money or valuable things by threatening or intimidating them
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misadventure
[noun]
an event or experience that is unfortunate, unsuccessful, or troublesome, often due to poor planning, bad judgment, or unforeseen circumstances
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misanthrope
[noun]
someone who dislikes, distrusts, or hates other human beings
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to misapprehend
[verb]
to fail to understand the full or true meaning, intention, or scope of a situation, idea, or statement
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