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Words from Official SAT Study Guide Test 10

Adroitnessskill
Altruismself-sacrifice
Arbitrationmediating between disputing sides
Archaicold-fashioned
Auralthrough the sense of hearing
Cognitionsmental knowledge
Discernmentjudgment;
Disingenuouscrafty
Distensionswelling
Egotistsselfish people
Emancipatorsthose who set others free
Enigmaspuzzles
Eruditionlearning; scholarly knowledge
Exemplarsexcellent examples of
Exoneratedproved not guilty
Extirpationdestruction
Fawninggroveling; ‘sucking up’ to people
Finesseskill
Fitfulintermittent; on and off; not continuous
Gesturessignals
Hilaritygreat laughter
Husbandrycareful management of resources
Ignominyshame
Ineptitudelack of ability
Insipidflavorless; bland
Intuitionsgut feelings
Invocationprayer
Ironysomething unexpected; use of words to convey opposite meaning
Lackadaisicallazy
Lamentableregrettable
Mandatepermission
Manifestostatement of values
Modicumtiny amount
Notorietyinfamy
Obsequiousgroveling
Opulencelavish display of wealth
Pathossadness; stirring the emotions
Plauditspraise
Prospectusbrochure
Razeknock down
Rectitudeuprightness
Reprimandedscolded
Rudimentaryelementary; basic
Sarcasmmockery
Soporificsleep-inducing
Stipulatedinsisted
Tactilethrough the sense of touch
Tenacityfirmness of purpose
Versatilityability to do many things
Vicariousexperienced indirectly; at secondhand

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