Lesson 11

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 11

SAT Word Skills 5
predilectionnoun

a strong liking for something

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convictionnoun

a belief or opinion that is very strong

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compassion
compassionnoun

great sympathy for a person or animal that is suffering

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omissionnoun

a mistake resulting from neglect

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discussionnoun

a conversation with someone about a serious subject

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precessionnoun

the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

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determinationnoun

the quality of working toward something despite difficulties

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denunciationnoun

a public act of denouncing

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poltroonnoun

an abject coward

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contagionnoun

the transmission of an infectious disease or virus resulting from close contact between individuals or animals

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hawthornnoun

a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus

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echelonnoun

a body of troops arranged in a line

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fustiannoun

a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap

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stallion
stallionnoun

an adult male horse which its sex organs are intact and is used in breeding

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alluvionnoun

gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment

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chiffonnoun

a lightweight and transparent fabric made from silk or nylon

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curmudgeonnoun

a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas

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venisonnoun

meat of a deer, eaten as food

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pavilionnoun

large and often sumptuous tent

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carrionnoun

the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food

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