SAT List 3 – Problem words. If a word is an ADJECTIVE , then it must describe a noun or pronoun.
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If a word is an ADJECTIVE, then it must describe a noun or pronoun.
For example, inveterate liar or inveterate gambler or inveterate late sleeper OR plaintive sound of the mourner or plaintivecries for mercy OR the dulcet tones of the music or thedulcetsound of her voice ORdesultory manner of speaking or desultoryinstructions
A bit more on “divest”: divest almost always carries the preposition phrase beginning with “of,” such as He was divested of his wealth or The bank was divested of its holdings in real estate or The teacher was shocked to find that the student had divested himself of his clothing.