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SSAT test words 3

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Dill
a type of herb
throng
a large group of people gathered or crowded closely
integrate
combine; to become one
Alias
another name used to conceal one's true identity
vacillate
to change continuously in mind or opinion
volatile
easily evaporated at normal temperature
intermittently
stopping or ceasing for a time
null
zero;nothing; zero value
Lament
deplore; to regret deeply about
squander
waste money or time in a foolish manner
torrent
A turbulent swift-flowing stream
quiver
where arrows are kept
petrified
to benumb or paralyze with astonishment, horror, or other strong emotion
mar
mutilate;spoil
inadvertent
not achieved through planning
amorphous
no real shape
sporadic
appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time
ruffle
to destroy the smootheness of
impose
require
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
hovel
dump
aspirant
an ambitious person
impious
no respect for god
creed
a system of christian or other religious belief
sedate
to calm; pacify
immaculate
perfectly clean
locomotion
moving; transport
commonwealth
a group of soverign states and their dependencies associated by their own choice linked with comon objectives and interests
itinerant
moving from place to place, nomadic
quarry
where stones are found
Trifle
deal with lightly
shrewd
perspicacious, smart
wiley
cunning
ardent
having or, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate;
relapse
to fall or slip back into a former state
Dogged
stubbornly perservering
splicing
join together or unite
indecent
improper
repress
to calm by force
Brash
rude; noisy
incendiary
designed to set fires
prevalent
widespread; ongoing
hoarse
husky voice
discreet
careful in one's speech or actions in order to avoid offending or to gain advantage
frivolous
characterized by lack of seriousness or sense
rectify
to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct
decoy
a bird or mammal; or immitation of one
mendicant
begging;
Irate
enraged; angry
abdicate
renounce one's throne
muddled
bring into a confusing and disordered state
azure
bright blue
lapel
the part of a clothing that overlaps the chest
margarine
a butterlike product made of refined vegetable oils, sometimes blended with animal fats, and emulsified, usually with water or milk
corpulent
fat; obese
republic
a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them
furnace
a stucture in which heat is generated
lawsuit
a case in a court of law involving a claim
incompetent
not having or showing neccesary skills to do something skillfully
vivacity
liveliness;animation; sprightliness
Therapeutic
relating or curing of disease; curative
ruminate
to think deeply about something
erect
upright in position or posture
solitude
the state of being or living alone
reside
having one's particular home in a particualar place
statesman
a person who is experienced in the art of government or versed in the administration of govenment affairs
belligerent
hostile, agressive
inclement
unpleasantly cold or wet
philanthropic
generous in assistance to the poor
recalcitrant
not obedient to authority
epoch
a particular period of time marked by distinctive features
brig
a two masted square rigged ship
confidential
secret;secrative
duct
a connection between two things
conduct
personal behavior; way of acting
Affiliation
being connected or attached
Flax
a slender, standing, annual plant having narrow lance shaped leaves and blue flowers,
transact
conduct or carryout business
incumbent
neccesary
draftsman
a person employed in making mechanical drawings
destitute
without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter
compensate
to offset; counterbalance
antiquity
the quality of being ancient
egress
action of going out or leaving a place
repudiate
to cast off; disown
fortnight
two weeks
demoralize
to deprive of spirit, courage, discipline
gracious
pleasantly kind, benvolent, and courteous
moderation
the smallest amount; avoiding to use a lot
Imbibe
to consume by drinking; drink
burnish
to polish
writhe
to squirm in pain
inability
lack of ability
astute
acurately assess situations
coalesce
to combine; to merge together
fluctuate
to change back and forth
scull
a racing boat
timepiece
an instrument used for telling time
morgue
where corpses are kept
grope for
feel about or search uncertainly with the hands
emaciate
thin; skeletal

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