Lesson 3

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 3

SAT Word Skills 5
to prognosticateverb

make a prediction about; tell in advance

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to detonate
to detonateverb

cause to burst with a violent release of energy

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to captivateverb

to attract someone by being irresistibly appealing

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to decimateverb

kill in large numbers

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to satiateverb

fill to satisfaction

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to conciliateverb

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

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to osculateverb

have at least three points in common with

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to fulminateverb

criticize severely

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to dilateverb

become wider

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to matriculateverb

enroll as a student

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to initiateverb

bring into being

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to truncateverb

make shorter as if by cutting off

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to dissipateverb

spend frivolously and unwisely

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to promulgateverb

state or announce

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to depopulateverb

reduce in population

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to amputateverb

the removal of a limb or a part of it via surgical operatons due to being diseaed or badly damaged

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to federateverb

enter into a league for a common purpose

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to accumulateverb

to get an increasing amount of something over a period of time

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to obviateverb

do away with

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