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SAT vocabulary practice

SAT vocabulary practice

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    • Unkempt (unh-KEHMT)
      • needing grooming, tangled and matted; messy and neglected; unpolished
      The grass is unkempt because no one is collecting the leaves or gathering the garbage. Mr. Enright always looked unkempt.
    • Venerate (ven-er-ate)
      • 1. respect or regard somebody with profound respect or reverence
      • 2. to honor somebody or something as sacred or special
      Buddha is a highly venerated figure in Buddhism.
    • Unobtrusive (un-ob-TROO-siv)
      • inconspicuous: not conspicuous, blatant, or assertive
      Sofia is being obtrusive because she interrupted the boys' conversation.
    • Vacillation (vas-i-LAY-shun)
      • 1. to be indecisive or irresolute, changing between one opinion and another
      • 2 . swing back and forth, maybe this, maybe that
      Sofia vacillated over the decision to marry Tom or not.
    • Viable (VAI-a-bul)
      • 1. practicable or worthwhile: able to be done or worth doing
      The committee is deciding if my senior project is viable or not.
    • Vilify (VIL-i-fai)
      • to make malicious and abusive statements about something.
      Laura vilified Juanita by spreading gossip about her.
    • Virtuoso (ver-choo-OH-soh)
      • 1.exceptional performer
      • 2. talented person
      • 3. connoisseur
      Sofia became a virtuoso by practicing everyday.
    • Virulent (Vir-eu-lehnt)
      • very poisonous; malicious or irritating
      The virus is highly virulent and has made many students sick.
    • Zealot (ZEH-lot)
      • 1. zealous follower; a fanatic about a cause; extremely active and/or vocal in a mission or purpose
      Sofia is a zealot who is overzealous about religion; she prays all day.