Lesson 19

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 19

SAT Word Skills 5
infernaladjective

extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

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venerealadjective

of or relating to the external sex organs

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jocularadjective

characterized by jokes and good humor

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jovialadjective

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

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editorialadjective

relating to or characteristic of an editor

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orthogonaladjective

having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles

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autumnaladjective

characteristic of late maturity verging on decline

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trivial
trivialadjective

of little substance or significance

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municipaladjective

involving or belonging to the government of a city, town, etc.

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unequivocaladjective

expressing one's ideas and opinions clearly and without any doubt

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raptorialadjective

relating to or characteristic of birds of prey

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empiricaladjective

based on or connected with scientific experiment or experience rather than theory or pure logic

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pectoraladjective

of or relating to the chest or thorax

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numericaladjective

of or relating to or denoting numbers

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vitaladjective

absolutely necessary and of great importance

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fiducialadjective

relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)

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ellipticaladjective

(grammar) characterized by the omission of superfluous words from a sentence

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palatialadjective

relating to or being a palace

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preternaturaladjective

existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

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ephemeraladjective

lasting a very short time

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