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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 34

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SAT Word Skills 2
to dissect
[verb]
to carefully cut apart the body or one of its parts to display internal structures for scientific examination or instruction
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dissection
[noun]
the act of cutting apart or separation of tissues, organs, etc. during anatomical study or investigation
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epicycle
[noun]
(astronomy) a secondary circular orbit embedded within a primary circular orbit
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epicycloid
[noun]
a curve created by tracing the path of a point on a small rolling circle as it revolves around the edge of a larger circle
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to contuse
[verb]
to cause a bruise or injury to the body, typically by blunt force or impact
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contusion
[noun]
an injury that leaves a bruise and causes extreme pain but doesn't break the skin tissue
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to superintend
[verb]
to oversee or manage a process or operation, especially in an administrative or executive role
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superlative
[adjective]
of the highest or best kind possible within a field or industry
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supernumerary
[adjective]
over and above what is required or expected
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to supersede
[verb]
to take something or someone's position or place, particularly due to being more effective or up to date
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to supervene
[verb]
to occur as an additional or unexpected development
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to accord
[verb]
to grant permission or approval for someone to possess or have something
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centenary
[adjective]
relating to or occurring once every hundred years
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centurion
[noun]
a professional soldier in the Roman army who commanded 100 men
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populace
[noun]
the collective body or masses of people inhabiting a particular locality or jurisdiction
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populous
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having a large number of inhabitants relative to its size or area
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population
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the number of people who live in a particular city or country
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centiliter
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a metric unit equal to 1/100th of a liter
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