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Castle Juniors SAT Vocabulary #3

Ambiguous Able to interpret in more than one way; not clear.
Dissident A person oppossed to establish ideas or beliefs; especially in politics.
Embellish To decorate, to beautify by adornment; to enhance (a statement or narrative) with fictitious additions.
Fritter To spend or waste a little at a time. To break or tear into small pieces or shreds.
Inadvertent Unintentional; accidental
Inane without sense or meaning; foolish
Juxtapose To place close together; compare or contrast
lethargy a great lack of energy; inactivity due to laziness
Sporadic Happening now and then
Subsidize To support financially; provide a grant or contribution.
ambiguous Unclear, obscure, vague
dissident a rebel, a dissenter,  heretic
embellish to decorate, ornamentation; ornament;
fritter to waste, to dwindle, shrink, degenerate, to break into fragments
inadvertent Unintentional, not attentive; heedless inattentive,  thoughtless, careless, negligent.
sporadic Irregular,  on and off, infrequently, intermittent,  periodic
subsidize to pay for  to back, to capitalize, to finance, to fund, to grubstake, to stake, to bankroll, to put up money for
inane silly empty; void, pointless.
juxtapose to put side by side, compare, contrast
lethargy Inactivity -- sluggishness, , apathy  lassitude, torpor, torpidity, stupor, languor
Her answer was so _________, I could tell she really did not know the answer. ambiguous
The ____________ voiced his objections to the angry crowd. dissident
If you ________ your story too much your mother will catch your lie. embellish
Please do not ________ away your time. fritter
His errors were ____________, he was not really paying attention. inadvertent
The silly student continuously interrupts the class with _________ comments. inane
The writer __________ satire with tragedy in his essay. juxtaposed
Growing teens who skimp on sleep can usually be recognized by their __________ in school. lethargy
His attendance was so __________ that I feared he would never graduate from college. sporadic
My mother helped _________ my rent in college so I only needed a part-time job. subsidize
Created by: Clarym