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Glossary of English Vocabulary - SAT words

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meticulous
extremely careful or precise
nullify
invalidate
perforate
penetrate/pierce with rows of holes for easy separation
precocious
unusually early development/maturity
relinquish
release, surrender, give up or abandon
didactic
intended to teach/moralize (excessively)
cumbersome
troublesome
egress
an exit, emergence, right to leave
facetious
humorous
mandatory
required
nemesis
unbeatable opponent, source of harm or ruin
paradox
a contradictory statement that may not be true
posthumous
occurring/continuing after one's death
refute
to deny the accuracy/truth of
envoy
messenger, agent; a representative of the government sent on a special diplomatic mession OR a short closing stanza in certan verse forms (ballad or sestina), dedicating poem to a patron/summarizing ideas; concluding portion of a prose work/play.

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