Lesson 36

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 36

SAT Word Skills 5
empathynoun

understanding and entering into another's feelings

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hosierynoun

socks, tights, and stockings, used particularly is stores

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veneernoun

coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood

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hussarnoun

a member of a European light cavalry unit; renowned for elegant dress

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primernoun

an introductory textbook

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premiernoun

the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom

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prominencenoun

the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

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flatulencenoun

pompously embellished language

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indigence
indigencenoun

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

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occurrencenoun

something that happens or exists

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continencenoun

the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters

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prevalencenoun

the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread

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indolencenoun

inactivity resulting from a dislike of work

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convalescencenoun

a period of time spent for gradual recovery of health and strength after an illness, injury, or a medical operation

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reticencenoun

the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

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detumescencenoun

diminution of swelling; the subsidence of anything swollen

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confidence
confidencenoun

the belief that one can trust or count on someone or something

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quintessencenoun

the purest and most concentrated essence of something

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recognizancenoun

(law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited

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