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Glossary of Gruber's SAT vocabulary group 11 ascertain -attenuated

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ascetic
one who denies his body pleasure and comfort
ascribe
to attribute; to credit as a cause or source
aseptic
w/o bacteria; germ-free; surgically clean
asinine
stpid; silly; inane
askance
(preceded by look)sidewise; suspiciously
askew
crooked; out of position
asperity
harshness or roughness of surface or temper
aspersion
damaging remark
aspire
to desire; to have an ambition
assail
to attack; to assault
assay
to test; to try; to evalulate; to analyze
assay an new step
assay a mineral
assent
to agree; to assent
assess
to estimate the value of
assertive
confident; positive
assiduity
diligence; care
assuage
to calm; to make less severe
asteroid
a very small planet
astral
pertaining to the stars
astray
in the wrong direction
astringent
substance that constricts blood vessels or shrinks tissues;
harsh remark
astute
shrewd; very smart
asunder
into separate parts
asylum
a safe place; a refuge
atavistic
going back to a behavior found in a remote ancestor
atheist
one who denies God's existence
atlas
book of maps
atone
to make up for; repent
atrocious
cruel; brutal
atrophy
to waste away; to become useless
attenuated
decreased; weakened

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