Lesson 28

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 28

SAT Word Skills 5
to anguishverb

cause emotional anguish or make miserable

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to refurbishverb

to make a room or building look more attractive by redecorating or cleaning it

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to burnishverb

polish and make shiny

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to furbishverb

polish and make shiny

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to blemishverb

add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

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to tarnishverb

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

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to skirmishverb

to engage in a short argument

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to brandishverb

move or swing back and forth

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to replenishverb

fill something that had previously been emptied

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to admonishverb

to strongly advise someone to do something or to criticize what they did

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to lavishverb

expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

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to blandishverb

praise somewhat dishonestly

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to defrayverb

bear the expenses of

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to cloyverb

cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing

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to convoyverb

escort in transit

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to gnashverb

grind together, of teeth

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to ambushverb

wait in hiding to attack

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to rendezvousverb

meet at a rendezvous

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