Lesson 38

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 38

SAT Word Skills 5
promissoryadjective

relating to or having the character of a promise

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knottyadjective

highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

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ghastlyadjective

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

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gingerlyadjective

with extreme care or delicacy

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racyadjective

designed or suitable for competing in a race

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pulmonaryadjective

relating to or affecting the lungs

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wintryadjective

devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

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predatoryadjective

(of wild animals) living by preying on other animals, especially live animals

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scholarlyadjective

related to or involving academic study

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ungainlyadjective

moving in a way that is awkward and not smooth

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plenaryadjective

full in all respects

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surlyadjective

inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

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grislyadjective

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

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statelyadjective

impressive in appearance

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velvetyadjective

smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

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murkyadjective

(of liquids) clouded as with sediment

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niggardlyadjective

petty or reluctant in giving or spending

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dimlyadverb

in a manner lacking interest or vitality

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swarthyadjective

having a naturally dark face or complexion

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