Word list: Lesson 42

Lesson 42

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 42

SAT Word Skills 2
dilettante
dilettantenoun

an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

diligence
diligencenoun

conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation

diligent
diligentadjective

quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness

energetic
energeticadjective

possessing or exerting or displaying energy

to enervate
to enervateverb

weaken mentally or morally

to enfeeble
to enfeebleverb

make weak

vainglory
vainglorynoun

outspoken conceit

vainglorious
vaingloriousadjective

feeling self-importance

recession
recessionnoun

a period of economic decline marked by a rise in unemployment and the fall in the GDP

recessive
recessiveadjective

(of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical

to assess
to assessverb

to evaluate or estimate the amount, quality, value or nature of something

assessor
assessornoun

an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it

impersonal
impersonaladjective

not relating to or responsive to individual persons

to impersonate
to impersonateverb

assume or act the character of

to displace
to displaceverb

to cause someone to leave their home by force, especially because of war, prosecution, etc.

disposition
dispositionnoun

your usual mood

to dispossess
to dispossessverb

deprive of the possession of real estate

impasse
impassenoun

a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

impassable
impassableadjective

incapable of being passed