Word list: Lesson 16

Lesson 16

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 16

SAT Word Skills 2
recluse
reclusenoun

one who lives in solitude

reclusive
reclusiveadjective

providing privacy or seclusion

animadversion
animadversionnoun

harsh criticism or disapproval

animalcule
animalculenoun

microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium

to animate
to animateverb

heighten or intensify

animosity
animositynoun

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

animus
animusnoun

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

presentiment
presentimentnoun

a feeling of evil to come

presentment
presentmentnoun

an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative

vehemence
vehemencenoun

intensity or forcefulness of expression

vehement
vehementadjective

marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

to tremor
to tremorverb

shake with seismic vibrations

tremulous
tremulousadjective

(of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear

to extort
to extortverb

get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

extortion
extortionnoun

the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

misadventure
misadventurenoun

an instance of misfortune

misanthrope
misanthropenoun

someone who dislikes people in general

to misapprehend
to misapprehendverb

interpret in the wrong way