Lesson 2

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 2

SAT Word Skills 5
paleontologynoun

the branch of science that studies fossils

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dendrologynoun

the study of wooden plants

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ornithologynoun

the branch of zoology that studies birds

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morphologynoun

the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants

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geologynoun

a field of science that studies the formation of the structure of the Earth and its history

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dermatologynoun

the scientific study of the skin, its structure, diseases, and functions

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etymologynoun

the study of the origins and historical developments of words and their meanings

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entomologynoun

the branch of zoology that studies insects

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topographynoun

the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features

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biographynoun

the story of someone's life that is written by another person

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prosperitynoun

an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment

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acuitynoun

a quick and penetrating intelligence

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alacritynoun

liveliness and eagerness

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cupiditynoun

extreme greed for material wealth

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enmitynoun

the feeling of a hostile person

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serendipitynoun

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

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elasticitynoun

the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

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plasticitynoun

the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking

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paucitynoun

an insufficient quantity or number

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sagacitynoun

the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating

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