Word list: Lesson 18

Lesson 18

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 18

SAT Word Skills 2
viol
violnoun

an early string instrument like a violin with six strings that is played by a bow

viola
violanoun

a string instrument that is slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower and producing deeper sounds

to nullify
to nullifyverb

show to be invalid

nullity
nullitynoun

something that is null (especially an enactment that has no legal validity)

anomaly
anomalynoun

a thing, situation, etc. that differs from what is usual or standard

anomalous
anomalousadjective

deviating from the general or common order or type

frivolity
frivolitynoun

acting like a clown or buffoon

frivolous
frivolousadjective

not serious in content or attitude or behavior

ostensible
ostensibleadjective

represented or appearing as such; pretended

ostentatious
ostentatiousadjective

intended to attract notice and impress others

to excel
to excelverb

distinguish oneself

excellence
excellencenoun

the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

utopia
utopianoun

an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal

utopian
utopianadjective

of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia

to ponder
to ponderverb

reflect deeply on a subject

ponderous
ponderousadjective

slow and laborious because of weight

baton
batonnoun

a slender stick used by a conductor while leading an orchestra

battalion
battalionnoun

an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies

foreign
foreignadjective

of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

foreigner
foreignernoun

someone who comes from a foreign country