SAT Word Skills 3

SAT Word Skills 3 - Lesson 35

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11 min
to badger
verb
to repeatedly and annoyingly ask someone something, particularly as a way of persuasion
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badinage
noun
frivolous banter
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callosity
noun
devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
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callous
adjective
emotionally hardened
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inexpedient
adjective
impractical, inconvenient, and inadvisable
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inexorable
adjective
not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
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inexplicable
adjective
incapable of being explained or accounted for
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inextensible
adjective
not extensile
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pauper
noun
a person who is very poor
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pauperism
noun
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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to reestablish
verb
bring back into original existence, use, function, or position
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retention
noun
the act of retaining something
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to reform
verb
to make a society, law, system, or organization better or more effective by making many changes to it
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reformer
noun
an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel
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obstinate
adjective
stubborn and unwilling to change one's behaviors, opinions, views, etc. despite other people's reasoning and persuasion
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obstinacy
noun
resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
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to perspire
verb
excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
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perspiration
noun
salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
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to revert
verb
to go back to a previous state, condition, or behavior
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reversion
noun
turning in the opposite direction
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