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Words from Official SAT Study Guide Test 9

Alleviatemake less severe
Amalgammixture
Astutewise; mentally sharp
Autonomousself-governing
Beliedcontradicted
Callousnesscruelty; unfeeling behavior
Circumstantialaccidental; indirect (as in circumstantial evidence)
Corroboratedsupported; given supporting evidence
Credulitybelief
Debilitatedweakened
Deliberationcareful thought
Denudedstripped
Deridedmocked
Despoiledspoiled
Dilatoryslow; sluggish
Dispatchspeed and eagerness
Empatheticexhibiting deep emotional understanding
Eradicatewipe out
Estrangementseparation
Expeditiousspeedy
Extantstill in existence
Flag1. to lose energy, 2. to signal
Founderedsank
Fraudulentcrooked; intending to cheat
Hubrisexcessive pride
Idiosyncraticeccentric
Impetuosityimpulsiveness
Impudentcheeky
Indomitableunshakeable; fearless
Innocuousharmless
Insolventbankrupt
Irresolutelacking firmness of purpose; hesitant
Irreverentlacking respect
Manipulativedeceptive; skilful at handling people
Morbidityconcern with death and disease
Myopicshort-sighted (literal or metaphoric)
Occlusionshutting out
Officiousinterfering
Peevishnesschildish sullenness; irritability
Placidpeaceful
Prudentwise; cautious
Punctiliousmeticulous
Rambunctiousboisterous
Rancorbitterness and bad feeling
Scrutinizeexamine carefully
Scuttledsunk
Sedatecalm; placid
Serenepeaceful
Squanderwaste
Validatedproved right
Valorbravery
Vulnerableopen to attack; susceptible

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