Lesson 21

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 21

SAT Word Skills 2
conscience
consciencenoun

motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

conscientious
conscientiousadjective

characterized by extreme care and great effort

to fluster
to flusterverb

be flustered; behave in a confused manner

flustered
flusteredadjective

thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)

magnanimous
magnanimousadjective

generous and understanding and tolerant

magnate
magnatenoun

a very wealthy or powerful businessman

magnet
magnetnoun

(physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field

to magnetize
to magnetizeverb

make magnetic

magnificence
magnificencenoun

splendid or imposing in size or appearance

magniloquent
magniloquentadjective

lofty in style

magnitude
magnitudenoun

the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

to stupefy
to stupefyverb

make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

stupefying
stupefyingadjective

so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

to excoriate
to excoriateverb

express strong disapproval of

excoriation
excoriationnoun

severe censure

irreverent
irreverentadjective

showing lack of due respect or veneration

irreversible
irreversibleadjective

incapable of being reversed

irrevocable
irrevocableadjective

incapable of being retracted or revoked

to prostrate
to prostrateverb

render helpless or defenseless

prostration
prostrationnoun

the act of assuming a prostrate position