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SAT Word Skills 3 - Lesson 16

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SAT Word Skills 3
diacritical
[adjective]
having the capacity to distinguish
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diaphanous
[adjective]
(of texture) so fine and transparent that one can see through
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diatomic
[adjective]
(of molecules) having two atoms with the same or different elements
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diatribe
[noun]
a harsh and severe criticism or verbal attack that is aimed toward a person or thing
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diabolic
[adjective]
related to evil characteristics such as cruelty
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incongruous
[adjective]
peculiar and not like what is considered suitable or appropriate for a situation
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inconsequential
[adjective]
lacking significance or importance
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inconspicuous
[adjective]
not noticeable without effort
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interpreter
[noun]
someone who verbally changes the words of a language into another
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to interrogate
[verb]
to question someone in an aggressive way for a long time in order to get information
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to coerce
[verb]
to force someone to do something through threats or manipulation
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coercion
[noun]
making something happen by using force or threat
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to mar
[verb]
to ruin the perfection of something
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marred
[adjective]
flawed because of a damage or excessive use
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refusal
[noun]
the act of rejecting or saying no to something that has been offered or requested
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to refute
[verb]
reject a statement, accusation, or theory by using an argument or evidence
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refutation
[noun]
the act of showing that someone or something is wrong by using an argument or evidence
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assonance
[noun]
the use of similar vowels close to each other in nonrhyming syllables as a literary device
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assonant
[adjective]
having an identical vowel combined with different consonants in words, often for poetic purposes
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to assonate
[verb]
to have a close similarity in sounds, particularly vowels
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