Word list: Lesson 22

Lesson 22

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 22

SAT Word Skills 2
flora
floranoun

(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

floral
floraladjective

resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers

to assail
to assailverb

attack someone physically or emotionally

assailant
assailantnoun

someone who attacks

destitute
destituteadjective

completely wanting or lacking

destitution
destitutionnoun

a state without friends or money or prospects

stoic
stoicadjective

seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

stoicism
stoicismnoun

an indifference to pleasure or pain

lingo
lingonoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

lingua
linguanoun

a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

lingual
lingualadjective

consisting of or related to language

contemporaneous
contemporaneousadjective

of the same period

contemporary
contemporaryadjective

characteristic of the present

vitriol
vitriolnoun

abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

vitriolic
vitriolicadjective

of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

extempore
extemporeadverb

without prior preparation

extemporaneous
extemporaneousadjective

with little or no preparation or forethought

to intermit
to intermitverb

cease an action temporarily

intermittent
intermittentadjective

stopping and starting at irregular intervals

intermittency
intermittencynoun

the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping