Lesson 24

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 24

SAT Word Skills 5
tincturenoun

a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

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hauteurnoun

overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

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leisure
leisurenoun

time when one is not working and can relax and do things one enjoys

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semaphorenoun

an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms

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troubadournoun

a singer of folk songs

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folklorenoun

the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

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stupornoun

the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

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seigniornoun

a man of rank in the ancient regime

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stevedorenoun

a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

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sinecurenoun

an office that involves minimal duties

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bellwethernoun

someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity

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purveyornoun

someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

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zephyrnoun

a slight wind (usually refreshing)

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timbrenoun

the quality of a sound that is distinct from pitch, intensity and loudness

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flag officernoun

a senior naval officer above the rank of captain

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spinsternoun

an elderly unmarried woman

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tenornoun

the pitch range of the highest male voice

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clamornoun

a loud harsh or strident noise

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consignornoun

the person who delivers over or commits merchandise

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bursarnoun

a person whose responsibility is to manage the finances of a school, college, or university

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