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topic: SAT/Grade 12 vocabulary 4

Which of the three words best completes each of the following sentences?


1. The senator had to apologize for the ________________ remarks he made about his opponent.
  defamatory
  reputable
  deft

2. Had had missed her ________________ earlier, so this time she decided to be more direct with him.
  pathology
  innuendo
  excursion

3. The minister proceeded to ________________ ( = briefly describe) the general's military strategy to the king.
  catalog
  satiate
  adumbrate

4. The ________________ old man always seemed upset about something.
  agile
  irascible
  feral

5. He walked the ________________ hills for days without seeing another person.
  desolate
  fickle
  pithy

6. She thought that putting him on the ticket would be a boost for her campaign, but he has proven to be quite a ________________.
  clergy
  liability
  forum

7. She asked the doctor to perform the procedure without ________________.
  linchpin
  vocation
  anesthesia

8. We should ________________ the positive points of the report, and play down the negative ones.
  repose
  accentuate
  cultivate

9. He tried his best, but he couldn't ________________ her to stay.
  induce
  admonish
  interject

10. The ________________ inhabitants of the village couldn't even afford to buy rice on a regular basis.
  pertinacious
  penurious
  scurrilous


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