Lesson 9

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 9

SAT Word Skills 5
to consecrateverb

render holy by means of religious rites

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to deteriorateverb

in an ornate manner

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to prevaricateverb

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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to eradicateverb

kill in large numbers

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to vaccinate
to vaccinateverb

to protect a person or an animal against a disease by giving them a vaccine

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to procrastinateverb

postpone or delay needlessly

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to deliberateverb

discuss the pros and cons of an issue

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to articulateverb

to pronounce or utter something in a clear and distinct way

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to emaciateverb

grow weak and thin or waste away physically

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to contaminate
to contaminateverb

to make a place, substance, etc. dirty or harmful by adding dangerous material

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to eliminateverb

to fully remove or get rid of something

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to modulateverb

adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of

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to adulterateverb

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

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to abnegateverb

deny or renounce

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to abrogateverb

to formally end a law, agreement, etc.

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to cultivateverb

to raise crops or grow plants

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to rejuvenateverb

make younger or more youthful

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to emulateverb

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

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to humiliateverb

cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

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to corrugateverb

fold into ridges

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