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SAT vocabulary practice

SAT vocabulary practice

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  • 1. <ul><li>debilitate: </li></ul><ul><li>( dee-BIL-i-tayt) </li></ul><ul><li>to impair the strength of; to make weak </li></ul><ul><li>If Maria kicks Manuel in the knee, he will be debilitated fot the rest of the day. </li></ul>
  • 2. <ul><li>delineate: </li></ul><ul><li>(dee-LIN-ee-ayt) </li></ul><ul><li>To identify or separate by </li></ul><ul><li>certain characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy to delineate GI students because they wear a specific uniform. </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>depravity: </li></ul><ul><li>(dee-PRAV-i-tee) </li></ul><ul><li>The condition of corrupt morals or the breaking society norms for personal interest </li></ul><ul><li>David's level of depravity lead him to torture the kittens to see how much pain they could tolerate. </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>deprecate: </li></ul><ul><li>(DEH-preh-kayt) </li></ul><ul><li>To express disapproval </li></ul><ul><li>of a situation or somebody; condemn </li></ul><ul><li>Her self-deprecating attitude because of her lack of ability made Lucy frustrated in physics class. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>despondent: </li></ul><ul><li>(dee-SPON-dehnt) </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling extreme </li></ul><ul><li>discouragement or </li></ul><ul><li>dejection; sadness or depressed state </li></ul><ul><li>Laura felt despondent about her grade on the English test. </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>despot: </li></ul><ul><li>(DEHS-pot) </li></ul><ul><li>Ruler with absolute </li></ul><ul><li>power </li></ul><ul><li>Since Maria was chosen as the leader of the group, she has started acting like a despot. </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>deterrent: </li></ul><ul><li>(dee-TER-ehnt) </li></ul><ul><li>Something detours or </li></ul><ul><li>sends you in another direction. </li></ul><ul><li>The expensive food was a deterrent to eating in the cafeteria at GI so everyone went hungry. </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>didactic: </li></ul><ul><li>(dai-DAK-tik) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive teaching; hands-on learning </li></ul><ul><li>Laura did a didactic exercise to teach Lucy how to remember the names of the planets. </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>diminution: </li></ul><ul><li>(di-mi-NEU-shun) </li></ul><ul><li>the act, fact, or process of diminishing, lessening; reduction. </li></ul><ul><li>(diminutive) </li></ul><ul><li>The diminution of the homework decreased the stress on the 11th grade students. </li></ul>

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