cynical • daub • decorum • deleterious • delusion • denounce • deprecatory • desist • detrimental • diatribe SAT List #65 on front, 5 on back- space out!
Here we go again! 1. After being dumped, the girl was cynical about the existence of true love. (adj)distrustful, contemptuous, pessimistic 2. The little girl’s mom made sure to daub her cut with alcohol and ointment. (v)to apply something with hasty, crude strokes 3. If your classroom decorum is out of line, you will be given a referral. (n)appropriate social behavior
Delusion = Lala land 4. Nobody knew that eating the poison-laced candy would be deleterious to their health. (adj)harmful or hurtful 5. He has delusion (s) about how much money he can make without a college degree. (n)The state of being mislead; to be deceived 6. The public denounce (ed) the mayor after finding out he was taking bribes. (v)To make a formal accusation; to condemn publicly
"Cease and Desist!" 7. Always humble, he followed his list of accomplishments with a few deprecatory comments about mistakes he made. (adj)1. to express disapproval 2. mildly uncomplimentary, usually to oneself 8. Despite orders from the police, the protestors refused to desist. (v)To stop; to cease
9. It is a well-known fact that smoking is detrimental to our health. (adj)causing harm or damage 10. The angry diatribe found on his webpage was a result of the man’s frustration towards politics. (n)A bitter attack or criticism 4 down, 16 to go!