Word list: Lesson 23

Lesson 23

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 23

SAT Word Skills 2
parsimony
parsimonynoun

extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

parsimonious
parsimoniousadjective

excessively unwilling to spend

to explicate
to explicateverb

make plain and comprehensible

explicit
explicitadjective

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication

to carp
to carpverb

raise trivial objections

carping
carpingnoun

persistent petty and unjustified criticism

ferocity
ferocitynoun

the property of being wild or turbulent

ferocious
ferociousadjective

marked by extreme and violent energy

to parch
to parchverb

cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

parched
parchedadjective

dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

lithe
litheadjective

being flexible and moving in an attractive way

lithesome
lithesomeadjective

gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease

epitaph
epitaphnoun

an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

epithet
epithetnoun

a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

epitome
epitomenoun

a standard or typical example

to epitomize
to epitomizeverb

embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of

amateur
amateuradjective

not skilled or professional

amatory
amatoryadjective

expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

curt
curtadjective

brief and to the point; effectively cut short

to curtail
to curtailverb

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent