Word list: Lesson 38

Lesson 38

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 38

SAT Word Skills 2
bole
bolenoun

the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

bolero
boleronoun

a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanets

boll
bollnoun

the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

to bolster
to bolsterverb

support and strengthen

to levy
to levyverb

impose and collect

levity
levitynoun

a manner lacking seriousness

to levitate
to levitateverb

be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity

leviathan
leviathannoun

the largest or most massive thing of its kind

doleful
dolefuladjective

filled with or evoking sadness

grantor
grantornoun

a person who makes a grant in legal form

grantee
granteenoun

a recipient of a grant

to mistrust
to mistrustverb

regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

to misrepresent
to misrepresentverb

represent falsely

misrepresentation
misrepresentationnoun

a misleading falsehood

to misplace
to misplaceverb

place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position

misrule
misrulenoun

government that is inefficient or dishonest

to misuse
to misuseverb

apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly

to mismanage
to mismanageverb

manage badly or incompetently