Essay on word list 10

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Advanced vocabulary development

PSAT
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SAT
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GRE
9

Word list 10
Group 1

Notes

Bellicose

war-like; aggressive

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Consummate

complete; total; supremely good

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Elusive

hard to pin down

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Gregarious

extroverted; sociable; outgoing

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Jaundiced

cynical; pessimistic

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Nettle

annoy

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Phenomenon

an event or happening (plural: phenomena)

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Recuperate

get better after illness

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Superlative

extremely good; the best

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Whet

sharpen

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Group 2

Notes

Belligerent

aggressive; ready to fight

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Contemporary

living or happening at the same time

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Emaciated

very thin; withered

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Gritty

coarse; granular

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Jaunt

short pleasure trip

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Niggardly

miserly; stingy

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Philanthropy

charity; love of mankind

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Red tape

formalities; paperwork; official procedure

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Surly

grumpy; rude

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Whimsical

capricious; changeable

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Group 3

Notes

Bemoan

complain about

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Contrite

sorry

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Emancipate

set free

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Guffaw

sudden loud laughter

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Jeopardize

put at risk; endanger

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Nomadic

wandering from place to place

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Philistine

uncultured person

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Redolent

smelling of; giving off odors

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Surreptitious

secret; sneaky; stealthy

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Willful

stubborn

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Group 4

Notes

Benevolent

kindly

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Contrition

sorrow and repentance

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Embezzle

defraud; steal

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Guile

cunning; craftiness

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Jingoistic

extremely patriotic; nationalistic

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Nonchalance

an appearance of indifference; calm and composed ...................................................

Phlegmatic

calm; imperturbable

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Redress

put right something that was wrong

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Surreptitiously

secretly; furtively; stealthily

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Wily

cunning

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Group 5

Notes

Benign

kindly; harmless

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Contumacious

stubborn

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Embroil

involve in hostility or argument…