Lesson 20

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 20

SAT Word Skills 5
kineticadjective

relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith

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therapeuticadjective

tending to cure or restore to health

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chromaticadjective

being or having or characterized by hue

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asepticadjective

medically clean and free from any form of contamination

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quixoticadjective

not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

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hermeticadjective

completely sealed; completely airtight

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mephiticadjective

of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution

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didacticadjective

instructive (especially excessively)

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somaticadjective

affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

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politicadjective

marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness

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phlegmaticadjective

showing little emotion

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drasticadjective

extreme and with a serious effect

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acousticadjective

relating to the science of studying sounds or the way people hear things

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sadisticadjective

finding pleasure, particularly sexual pleasure in hurting others

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agnosticadjective

uncertain of all claims to knowledge

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pneumaticadjective

of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)

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traumaticadjective

of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body

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spleneticadjective

of or relating to the spleen

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achromaticadjective

having no hue

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cosmetics
cosmeticsadjective

serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body

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