Lesson 31

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 31

SAT Word Skills 5
to yearnverb

desire strongly or persistently

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to droneverb

talk in a monotonous voice

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to rantverb

talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

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to cavilverb

raise trivial objections

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to retchverb

make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

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to beamverb

to smile joyfully in an obvious way

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to hailverb

to praise someone or something, particularly in the press, etc.

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to prateverb

speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

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to debutverb

appear for the first time in public

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to redoundverb

contribute

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to bideverb

dwell

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to reprimandverb

censure severely or angrily

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to gloatverb

gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy

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to allude toverb

make a more or less disguised reference to

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to embarrassverb

cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

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to filchverb

make off with belongings of others

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to entwineverb

spin, wind, or twist together

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to reminisceverb

recall the past

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to laveverb

cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

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