Word list: Lesson 39

Lesson 39

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 39

SAT Word Skills 2
marine
marineadjective

of or relating to the sea

maritime
maritimeadjective

relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen

contumacious
contumaciousadjective

wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient

contumacy
contumacynoun

willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court

contumelious
contumeliousadjective

arrogantly insolent

contumely
contumelynoun

a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

neolithic
neolithicadjective

of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic)

neologism
neologismnoun

the process of inventing a word

neology
neologynoun

the act of inventing a word or phrase

neonate
neonatenoun

a baby from birth to four weeks

neophyte
neophytenoun

any new participant in some activity

rhetoric
rhetoricnoun

study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

rhetorician
rhetoriciannoun

a person who delivers a speech or oration

to annihilate
to annihilateverb

kill in large numbers

to annul
to annulverb

to officially cancel a marriage

annunciation
annunciationnoun

a formal public statement

to defile
to defileverb

spot, stain, or pollute

to defraud
to defraudverb

deprive of by deceit