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SAT/ACT PREP. UNIT 3 VOCABULARY REVIEW. Disdain. Looking upon or treating with contempt; thinking of unworthy of notice (noun) Root DAIN-DIGN = worthy, merited. Scrutinize. To examine minutely; to conduct a searching inquiry (verb) Root SCRUT = search into carefully. Superficial.

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Sat act prep

SAT/ACT PREP

UNIT 3 VOCABULARY REVIEW


Disdain
Disdain

  • Looking upon or treating with contempt; thinking of unworthy of notice (noun)Root DAIN-DIGN = worthy, merited


Scrutinize
Scrutinize

  • To examine minutely; to conduct a searching inquiry (verb)Root SCRUT = search into carefully


Superficial
Superficial

  • On the surface; concerned only with the obvious; apparent rather than real (adjective)Root FACI = face; external form


Diverse
Diverse

  • Composed of different elements or qualities; unlike (adjective)Root VERS = turn


Incessant
Incessant

  • Continuing without interruption; constant (adjective)Root CESS = cease


Insidious
Insidious

  •  Intended to entrap or beguile; enticing but harmful; seductive (adjective)Root SID-SED = sit, settle


Reverance
Reverance

  • A feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration (noun)Root VERE = to fear, feel awe


Reclusive
Reclusive

  • Living in seclusion; shut off or apart from the world (adjective)Root CLUS-CLUD = close


Gratuitous
Gratuitous

  • Given without recompense or benefit; voluntary (adjective)Root GRAT = pleasing, thankful


Hackneyed
Hackneyed

  • Made commonplace or trite; banal (adjective) -- from "HACKNEY", a borough of London, England


Integrity
Integrity

  • Uncompromising adherence to moral and ethical principles (noun)Root INTEGR = entire, whole


Jocular
Jocular

  • Jovial and playful; humorous; full of fun (adjective)Root JOCU = jest, joke


Kindle
Kindle

  • To set a fire; to arouse or excite (interest, feelings) (verb)Norwegian word KYNDA = to set on fire


Ludicrous
Ludicrous

  • Causing or deserving laughter because of absurdity (adjective)Root LUD-LUS = sport, play, laugh


Enigma
Enigma

  • A perplexing or inexplicable occurrence; a baffling problem, situation or person (adjective)Root AINOS = tale, story


Apathy
Apathy

  • Absence or suppression of passion, emotion or excitement; indifference (adjective)Root PATH = feeling


Futile
Futile

  • Completely ineffective; serving no useful purpose (adjective)Root FUT-FUS = pour, melt


Provocative
Provocative

  • Serving or tending to stimulate of excite (adjective)Root VOC = call


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