Word list: Lesson 27

Lesson 27

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 27

SAT Word Skills 2
radiance
radiancenoun

an attractive combination of good health and happiness

to radiate
to radiateverb

extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

forensic
forensicadjective

of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument

forensics
forensicsnoun

scientific tests or techniques used in the investigation of crimes

prophecy
prophecynoun

knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

to prophesy
to prophesyverb

predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

benign
benignadjective

pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

benignity
benignitynoun

a kind act

to esteem
to esteemverb

regard highly; think much of

estimable
estimableadjective

deserving of respect or high regard

oral
oraladjective

connected with the mouth or the surface where the mouth is located

to orate
to orateverb

talk pompously

oratorio
oratorionoun

a lengthy musical composition with a religious theme based on the Bible written for orchestra, choirs and singers without using costumes, action or any scenery

oratory
oratorynoun

addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)

oracle
oraclenoun

a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

oracular
oracularadjective

of or relating to an oracle

to effervesce
to effervesceverb

become bubbly or frothy or foaming

effervescent
effervescentadjective

(of a liquid) giving off bubbles

confluence
confluencenoun

a coming together of people

confluent
confluentadjective

flowing together