Word list: Lesson 43

Lesson 43

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SAT Word Skills 2 - Lesson 43

SAT Word Skills 2
to peruse
to peruseverb

examine or consider with attention and in detail

perusal
perusalnoun

reading carefully with intent to remember

vigilant
vigilantadjective

carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

vignette
vignettenoun

a brief literary description

to amend
to amendverb

to make better

amenable
amenableadjective

disposed or willing to conform

immigrant
immigrantnoun

someone who comes to live in a foreign country

to immigrate
to immigrateverb

to come to a foreign country and live there permanently

psychiatry
psychiatrynoun

the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

psychopathic
psychopathicadjective

suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder

psychotherapy
psychotherapynoun

the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods

outskirt
outskirtnoun

a part of the city far removed from the center

to outstrip
to outstripverb

be or do something to a greater degree

to outweigh
to outweighverb

be heavier than

fertile
fertileadjective

able to reproduce or bear fruit

to fertilize
to fertilizeverb

provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

fertilisation
fertilisationnoun

creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant

to besmear
to besmearverb

spread or daub (a surface)

to besmirch
to besmirchverb

charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone