Ages

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PSAT
9

SAT
9

GRE
9

Word list 5
Group 1

Notes

Anecdote

a brief amusing story

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Celerity

speed

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Dexterous

skilful with hands

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Extraneous

irrelevant

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Incoherent

not clear

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Maladroit

clumsy; unskillful

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Pallid

pale

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Presumptuous

assuming too much; arrogant

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Scrupulous

careful; diligent; painstaking

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Unequivocal

clear; obvious

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Group 2

Notes

Animosity

hatred; antagonism

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Censorious

disapproving; critical

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Dichotomy

a division into two parts

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Extrapolate

extend; predict on the basis of known data

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Incongruous

not fitting in; out of place

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Malady

illness

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Palpable

easily felt; easily perceived

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Pretentious

pompous; self-important

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Scrutinize

examine carefully

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Unfetter

set free

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...................................................................... strong opposition ............................................................................................................ Charlatan trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have .......majortests... without a scratch ...........com/word-lists Page 3 of 5 ........ fixated .......... Procrastinate delay.. Proclivity tendency towards ................ unconscious .......... Unwitting not deliberate............................ not outstanding .................... Certitude certainty ................................. waver ................................................ Dike dam.................................... Group 6 Notes Antagonism hostility............................................................................... Falter hesitate........... sentry .............. embankment ........................ Digress wander off the subject ......... Fanatical obsessive........................... Malinger deliberately avoid work........ More word lists and tips at http://www..................................................................................... Indifferent 1................................................ Indelible cannot be wiped out ................................................ shirk ........ 2................ irregularity .... neutral......................................... Sentinel guard................... Paragon a perfect example ................................................................ Unscathed unharmed................................ Malingerer person who deliberately tries to avoid work ............ Paradox apparently contradictory statement ............................... put off ..................Group 5 Notes Anomaly something which does not fit in a pattern. Sensuous appealing to the senses ............ intact................

...........com/word-lists Page 4 of 5 .. Parasite 1..... reluctant to give ...................... animal which takes digested food from another ............................................. finicky ............................................ Indigenous native to a particular area . extravagant ......................... Fastidious overly particular. stick used for polo ................................. hysterical........ Chastises punishes ....... Dilemma puzzling situation ............................... tell off................................................................................................................................................... hostile....................... More word lists and tips at http://www..majortests...................................................... unsought discovery .......................................................... wooden hammer....... 2... Mallet 1.................................. Chary wary of.............. very old-fashioned .................... Prodigal wasteful......... aggressive ... Prodigious very large ............ falling behind with one's work ....... reprimand .. cautious about..... Group 8 Notes Antediluvian outdated................................ Paramount of supreme importance .................................................... Dilatory slow.............. Upbraid scold...... Sequester isolate ........................................................ Uproarious hilarious...... can be shaped ..... Serendipity fortunate coincidence....................................................... 2.............................................................................................. Indolence laziness .............. scrounger.......... Malleable flexible......... Fanaticism passion.. prehistoric........................................Group 7 Notes Antagonistic opposed.. excessive devotion ............ very funny .

................................................................. Profanity swearing.............................................. foolish ........... Parched dried up ....... Dilettante person who dabbles in a subject without serious study . Diligent hard-working .......... Fatuous silly................................................................... Urbane sophisticated................ beginner .. Inductee novice............................................................................................................................................... peaceful ........majortests........................ Upshot outcome ................................... cursing ................................................... Serrated jagged..com/word-lists Page 5 of 5 ............................................................................... suave ...................................... Marred damaged.......................................................................................................... More word lists and tips at http://www..................................................... Indulgent pampering................................ Pariah an outcast from society .............. Chicanery trickery ....... Group 10 Notes Anthropocentrism putting man at the center of one's philosophy ...Group 9 Notes Anthology a book which is a collection of poems or stories ............. Profane unholy ................................................................................................... satisfying desires ...... saw-like ...................... Chimerical changeable.............. Manipulatable influencable...... controllable . spoiled ... unstable ......................................... Serene calm... Feasible possible and practicable .....

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