Lesson 12

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11 min
SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 12

SAT Word Skills 5
to conquerverb

overcome by conquest

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to hinderverb

be a hindrance or obstacle to

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esquirenoun

a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name

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to meanderverb

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

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to cowerverb

crouch or curl up

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to totterverb

walk unsteadily

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to engenderverb

make (offspring) by reproduction

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to jeerverb

laugh at with contempt and derision

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to forswearverb

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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to canterverb

to make a horse move in a three-beat stride

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to sunderverb

break apart or in two, using violence

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to empowerverb

to give someone the power or authorization to do something particular

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to conferverb

to give an official degree, title, right, etc. to someone

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to titterverb

laugh nervously

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to deterverb

try to prevent; show opposition to

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to endangerverb

put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

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to filibusterverb

obstruct deliberately by delaying

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to bickerverb

to argue over unimportant things

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to quaververb

sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

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to falterverb

move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

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