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SAT Vocab. Lesson 10 Pg. 93 Quiz on Friday, Jan.9th
fallible (adj.) capable of error; imperfect All humans are fallible and sometimes make mistakes.
blatant (adj.) obvious; deliberate; unconcealed His blatant efforts to get the girl’s attention were embarrassing to everyone.
dawdle (verb) to waste time; tarry; loiter Bill, not wanting to go back to work, dawdled in the break room.
affiliate (noun) an associate; a partner; a colleague He denied that he was an affiliate of any organized-crime families.
fawn (verb) to act slavishly submissive; grovel The young dancers fawned over the master of the ball and longed to be his partner.
calumny (noun) a false & malicious accusation; slander; slur The candidate said that the accusation against him was a calumny meant to damage his reputation.
berate (verb) to scold or rebuke severely and at length; reprimand; admonish The coach berated the three players for arriving at the game late.
minion (noun) a fawning, servile follower; lackey The bully’s minions obeyed him not out of loyalty, but out of fear.
desolate (adj.) lonely; forlorn; uninhabited; barren The castaway spent four years on a desolate island, many miles from the mainland.
bane (noun) the cause of ruin, harm, distress or death; blight; curse The bane of the defeated alien invaders turned out to be the common cold.
pacify (verb) to calm down; appease; placate Grandmother was able to pacify the irritable baby.
garble (verb) to mix up or distort; jumble; corrupt Jill’s speech would have been good if she had not garbled the facts. "I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That's the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009 "I've been in the Bible every day since I've been the president." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2008
prevaricate (verb) to lie; hedge When asked about the crime, Jim prevaricated because he did not want to incriminate his friend.
filch (verb) to steal; pilfer; pinch The woman filched my purse when I left the room to answer the telephone.
neophyte (noun) a beginner; a novice; an amateur Though Sara was a neophyte at golf, she outplayed most of the veterans.
Exercise I – Words in Context p To avoid prosecution, the crime boss relied on his _ to do his dirty work for him. The _______ of the organization knew that if they were arrested, they took the fall alone; however, the boss’s overconfidence in his associates proved to be his _____ when Knox, a hit man, testified against him in court.
The boss claimed, of course, that the testimony was merely a spiteful ______ designed to embarrass him; however, the boss could not __________ cleverly enough to convince the jury that he was innocent.
2. Gina couldn’t stand her friend’s ______ attempt to get Lonnie to ask her to the dance. For weeks, Jamie _______ Lonnie, even though he barely recognized her when they passed in the hall. Occasionally, Gina ______ her friend for being so foolish.
“Don’t _______ by waiting for him,” Gina would say. “The dance is tomorrow; ask someone you actually know.” Jamie usually got angry when Gina lectured her. “Will you leave me alone, please?” Gina often replied. “I’m almost ready to take my dog to the dance just to ________ your nagging.”
3. “Even the most experienced hikers are ______ in climates as harsh as this one,” said the desert guide as he turned and squinted at the miles of ________ sand dunes that stretched ahead on the horizon. “If there’s one message that I can’t ______, it’s to bring plenty of water.
You _________ who haven’t hiked in the desert before will soon learn that once you’re out there in the dunes, water is nonexistent. What you manage to _________ from the various plants or from beneath the ground will not be enough to sustain you.”
p. 96 Homework: Exercise II – Sentence Completion 1. Affiliates of the organization were invited to
2. Craig garbles his speech when...
3. I’m just a neophyte at this card game, so please...
4. In a small town, spreading calumny about someone could...
5. That sports car is bound to be your bane if you continue to...
6. The desolate barn was the perfect place for...
7. If you dawdle all night, you won’t...
8. The cab driver berated the pedestrian who...
9. Nicole learned that even computers can be fallible when she...
10. Some of the fans at the concert fawned over...
11. The pickpocket must have filched my wallet when he...
12. When asked by his wife how the new dress fit, Randy prevaricated because he thought...
13. Neil was asked to leave the restaurant after his blatant attempt to...
14. The crooked government official was never arrested because it was his minions who...