Word list: Lesson 30

Lesson 30

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 30

SAT Word Skills 2
premature
prematureadjective

born after a gestation period of less than the normal time

premeditated
premeditatedadjective

characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning

to preoccupy
to preoccupyverb

engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

to preordain
to preordainverb

foreordain or determine beforehand

to deform
to deformverb

become misshapen

deformity
deformitynoun

an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen

absolute
absoluteadjective

complete and total, or free from any imperfection

absolution
absolutionnoun

the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

to digress
to digressverb

lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

digression
digressionnoun

a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

frontal
frontaladjective

belonging to the front part

frontier
frontiernoun

a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

scintilla
scintillanoun

a sparkling glittering particle

scintillating
scintillatingadjective

having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

execrable
execrableadjective

deserving a curse

execration
execrationnoun

the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated

intoxicant
intoxicantadjective

causing intoxication

to intoxicate
to intoxicateverb

have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug

to profess
to professverb

admit (to a wrongdoing)

professor
professornoun

a university or college teacher; an associate or an assistant professor