Word list: Lesson 17

Lesson 17

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 17

SAT Word Skills 2
cataclysm
cataclysmnoun

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

catalyst
catalystnoun

something that causes an important event to happen

catapult
catapultnoun

an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

cataract
cataractnoun

a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

sphericity
sphericitynoun

the roundness of a 3-dimensional object

spheroid
spheroidnoun

(geometry) a solid shape obtained by half-rotating an ellipse around one of its axis

spherometer
spherometernoun

a measuring instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface

emigrant
emigrantnoun

someone who leaves one country to settle in another

to emigrate
to emigrateverb

to leave one's own country in order to live in a foreign country

to perturb
to perturbverb

disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

perturbation
perturbationnoun

an unhappy and worried mental state

to baste
to basteverb

sew together loosely, with large stitches

bastion
bastionnoun

projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

prodigal
prodigalnoun

a recklessly extravagant consumer

prodigious
prodigiousadjective

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

prodigy
prodigynoun

an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

epitome
epitomenoun

a standard or typical example

to epitomize
to epitomizeverb

embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of

lawgiver
lawgivernoun

a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws

lawmaker
lawmakernoun

a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws