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Glossary of Hot Words for the SAT I Lessons 29 and 30

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acrid
bitter, harsh
arid
dry, lacking water
ascetic
a person who refrains from indulging in earthly pleasures
atheistic
without a belief in any god
ambiguous
hard to understand, unclear
ambivalent
having conflicting feelings or opinions about something
coalesce
to have different opinions join together
convalesce
to recover from an illness
allusion
an indirect reference, often to literature
illusion
something unreal that gives the appearance of being real
imprudent
careless, rash
impudent
rude, disrespectful
indigenous
native
indigent
poor, impoverished
indignant
angry
intimate
to suggest
intimidate
to frighten
obscure
hard to understand
obtuse
stupid
ponderable
important enough to require a lot of thought
ponderous
dull or lifeless
delusion
a false opinion or belief
aesthetic
having to do with artistic beauty

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