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Sat vocab 9

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idyllic
pleasing and simple
yoke
to join together; to unite closely
exploit
a bold or daring act
recumbent
lying down in a position of comfort
abbreviate
to make shorter
immaterial
not significant or relevant
epicure
one with refined tastes, esp. in food and wine
humdrum
dull; routine; commonplace
pungent
sharp to the smell or taste
deem
to have as an opinion; to consider
satire
irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack human vice or folly, esp. in a literary work
writhe
to twist or squirm, as in pain, struggle or embarresment
gruesome
causing horror; frightful and shocking
correlate
to correspond; to be mutually related
veer
to change direction
jeopardy
risk of loss or injury; peril
prostrate
lying face down, esp as a sign of humility or worship; physically or emotional exhausted
benefactor
one who helps and supports others
deity
a god
skittish
nervous; easily frightened
Spartan
hardy, frugal and highly disciplined; not lavish or luxurious
sonorous
having a full, deep sound; impressive in style of speech
harbor
to give shelter; to entertain or nourish (a specific thought or feeling)
recluse
one who hides from the world
scurry
to move with light running steps
opportune
suitable for a particular purpose; occurring at a favorable moment
counter
to offer in response
slander
a false, oral statement that damages a person's reputation; to make such a statement
interloper
one who interferes with the affairs of others; a meddler
incriminate
to make appear guilty of a crime or fault
laden
loaded; burdened; afflicted
relent
to become less severe; to give in
hapless
unfortunate; unlucky
maudlin
excessively sentimental
punitive
inflicting or intended to inflict punishment
cumbersome
clumsy or difficult to manage
placate
to make less angry
resonant
strong and deep in tone
clamber
to crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours
decimate
to destroy or kill a large part of (a group)
vigilant
alert and watchful, esp. for what is dangerous
temper
to bring down in tone; to moderate; to soften
extemporaneous
done with little or no preparation
wry
dryly humorous, with a touch of irony
rash
showing boldness of haste without judgment
convoluted
intricate; complicated
aggregate
total
concede
to acknowledge as true
vivacious
full of animation
zenith
maximum; the highest point

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