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Act/sat prep

vocabulary unit 3

TermDefinition
anvil a heavy usually steel-faced iron block on which metal is shaped (as by hand hammering)
apathetic having or showing little or no feeling; spiritless
apocryphal of doubtful authenticity
arabesque of relating to or being in the style of arabesque
arbitrary depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law
arbitrate archaic
arboreal of relating to or resembling a tree
arcane known or knowable only to the initiate
ardor an often restless or transitory warmth of feeling; extreme vigor of energy
arduous hard to accomplish or achieve
assail to attack violently with words or expressions
assay examination and determination as to characteristics as weight measurement and quality
assimilate to take in and utilize as nourishment; absorb into the system
astute having or showing shrewdness and perspicacity
auspicious showing or suspecting that future success is likely
austere stern and cold in appearance and manner
avid desirous to the point of greed; urgently
avow to declare assuredly
banal lacking originality; freshness, or novelty
barrage a dam placed in a watercourse to increase the depth of water or to divert into a channel for navigation or irrigation
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