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SSAT Verbal - I

random words from Word Web Groups 1, 2, & 3 of upper level SSAT test

QuestionAnswer
apathy without emotion, passion, or excitemet
sympathy sharing the feelings of others
parity similarity; equality
disperse to scatter; to cause to vanish
deign to condescend or lower one's self
chronicle a chronological record of events; a history
apartheid any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc.
dissipate to scatter in various directions; to disperse
disparate essentially different
synchronize to cause to operate at the same time
empathy experiencing the feelings and thoughts of others
dissuade to persuade not to do something
disdain to despise; to treat with scorn or contempt
anachronism something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, esp. a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time
amorphous lacking definite form; having no specific shape; formless
pathos the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of causing a feeling of pity or compassion
dissociate to cut off association with; to separate
amoral 1. not involving questions of right or wrong; without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral 2. unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong
metamorphosis a complete change of form, character, or appearance
antipathy a habitual dislike of something
disparity having no similarity or equality; difference
dignify behavior that shows self-respect
miscreant a vicious or depraved person; villain
philanthropy concern for human welfare and advancement, usually with money, property, or work with needy persons
technophile a person who is enthusiastic about technology, being enthusiastic about technology
mistake an error or misunderstanding
misogyny hatred and mistrust of women
technology the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means to interrelate with life in various subject areas
anthropology the science of the origins of human cultures
philosophy the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct
technique method of performance; way of accomplishing
substantiate to establish as truth with evidence and proof
terrarium a place for viewing land animals or plants
traverse to pass or move over, along, or through
superimpose to impose, place, or set over, above, or on something else
subside to sink to a low or lower level
subterranean 1. existing, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth; underground. 2. existing or operating out of sight or secretly; hidden or secret
subvert 1. to overthrow (something established or existing). 2. to cause the downfall, ruin, or destruction of
extraterrestrial outside, or originating outside, the limits of the earth
supersede to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing
subservient 1. serving or acting in a subordinate capacity; subordinate. 2. servile; excessively submissive
subordinate 1. placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank. 2. of less importance; secondary
advertise to give information to the public about
extrapolate to figure out, or infer, something from what is known
sediment the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs
introvert a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings; a shy person
terrestrial 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets 2. having to do with land rather than water
extrovert 1. an outgoing, gregarious person. 2. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment
supervise to oversee (a process, work, workers, etc.) during execution or performance; superintend; have the oversight and direction of
sedate calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement
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