Lesson 27

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 27

SAT Word Skills 5
priorynoun

religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress

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dichotomynoun

being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

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estuarynoun

the part of a river that is wide and where it meets the sea

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frailtynoun

moral weakness

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pruderynoun

excessive or affected modesty

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corollarynoun

(logic) an idea, argument, or fact that is considered the direct and natural consequence of another one

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amenitynoun

pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

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drudgerynoun

hard monotonous routine work

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continuitynoun

uninterrupted connection or union

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aviditynoun

a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

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trickerynoun

the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

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confederacynoun

a union of political organizations

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affinitynoun

inherent resemblance between persons or things

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effronterynoun

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

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scarcitynoun

a small and inadequate amount

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tapestrynoun

a piece of heavy cloth that is adorned by weaving complicated pictorial designs into it and is mostly used for wall hangings, curtains, etc.

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chivalrynoun

courtesy towards women

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casuistrynoun

moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas

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purgatorynoun

(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins

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longevitynoun

the property of being long-lived

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