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SAT vocabulary #4

SAT vocabulary

naive (adjective) lacking experience (innocent)
salutary (adjective) promoting health or some beneficial purpose (healthy, favorable)
sanctimonious (adjective) making a false show of religious devotion (hypocritical)
sarcasm (noun) a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance (derision)
satire (noun) the use of ridicule in order to point out weaknesses (mockery, parody)
scathing (adjective) bitterly severe (caustic, cutting)
scrupulous (adjective) having strong principles (honest, honorable)
scrutiny (verb) close searching or examination (review, analysis)
sedulous (adjective) persistently or carefully maintained (diligent)
sensationalistic (adjective) meant to produce startling or thrilling impressions (arresting, exciting)
serene (adjective) calm or peaceful (undisturbed)
servile (adjective) having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others (fawning, groveling)
skeptical (adjective) having or showing doubt (doubtful, unconvinced)
undermine (verb) to injure or destroy (undercut, damage)
alacrity (noun) cheerful willingness (promptness, eagerness)
denuded (adjective) to make naked or bare (strip)
despondent (adjective) profound hopelessness (depressed)
impede (verb) to stop or hinder progress (encumber)
impecunious (adjective) having little or no money (poor, penniless)
impartial (adjective) not biased (fair, just)
depict (verb) to represent or characterize (portray)
havoc (noun) great destruction or devastation (ruin)
depravity (noun) moral corruption (debauchery)
habitable (adjective) capable of being lived in (livable)
gullible (adjective) easily deceived or cheated (naive, trusting)
Created by: kc21377
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