Lesson 42

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SAT Word Skills 5 - Lesson 42

SAT Word Skills 5
nepotismnoun

favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

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realism
realismnoun

a literary or artistic style that gives a lifelike representation of people, events, and objects

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aphorismnoun

a concise and memorable expression that contains a general truth or principle

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pessimismnoun

the negative quality of having doubts about the future and expect the worst possible outcomes

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mannerismnoun

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

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truismnoun

a self-evident truth or axiomatic statement that does not worth mentioning, used as a literary device

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americanismnoun

a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens

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altruismnoun

the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

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plagiarismnoun

the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own

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ventriloquistnoun

a performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummy

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zeitgeistnoun

the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation

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fatalistnoun

anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny

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lobbyistnoun

someone who attempts to persuade politicians to agree or disagree with a law being made or changed

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masochistnoun

someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment

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numismatistnoun

a collector and student of money (and coins in particular)

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oculistnoun

a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses

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euthanasianoun

the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

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hernianoun

a condition in which part of an organ squeezes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place

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hysterianoun

great excitement, anger, or fear that makes someone unable to control their emotions, and as a result, they start laughing, crying, etc.

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manianoun

mental condition that causes extreme and unusual changes in one's energy level, mood, or emotions

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