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    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
    Context: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a

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    SAT test prep puzzles Vocabulary Word List (181)

    A)Abject, Abstract, Acrimonious, Acumen, Aesthetic, Affinity, Affluence, Aficionado, Alacrity, Alchemy, Ambiance, Analogous, Apathy, Arbitrary, Avatar
    B)Benevolent, Bourgeois
    C)Candid, Capricious, Chaparral, Chicanery, Clairvoyant, Cognizant, Cognoscente, Complacent, Compulsory, Conciliatory, Conjecture, Connoisseur, Conspicuous
    D)Deleterious, Destitute, Deviate, Devious, Dilettante, Diligent, Discernible, Disdain, Disparage, Disseminate, Diverse, Dogmatic
    E)Eccentric, Embryonic, Emulate, Enigma, Entomologist, Epiphany, Erudite, Exonerate, Expedite, Extricate
    F)Facetious, Fallacious, Fortuitous, Futile
    H)Hackneyed, Homogeneous
    I)Imbroglio, Impeccable, Impervious, Impetuous, Incessant, Incognito, Incorrigible, Indefatigable, Indifferent, Indigenous, Indolent, Industrious, Inevitable, Innocuous, Inquisitive, Insatiable, Insatiable, Insecticide, Insidious, Integrity, Iridescent
    J)Jocular, Judicious, Juggernaut, Junta
    K)Kindle, Kinetic
    L)Larvae, Lethargy, Loquacious, Ludicrous, Lugubrious
    M)Malaise, Metamorphosis, Meticulous, Mitigate, Morose, Mundane
    N)Nemesis, Nihilism, Nirvana, Nocturnal, Novice
    O)Obscure, Obsequious, Oscillate, Ostensible, Ostentatious
    P)Palpable, Pandemonium, Paradigm, Peccadillo, Penitent, Pertinent, Plausible, Pollinate, Precipitous, Precocious, Prerogative, Prevaricate, Proboscis, Propensity, Provocative
    Q)Quarantine, Querulous, Quiescent
    R)Raconteur, Ramification, Rapacious, Recalcitrant, Recant, Reclusive, Recrimination, Rectify, Redolent, Redundant, Refutable, Regressive, Relegate, Relinquish, Remonstrate, Reparation, Replenish, Repose, Reprehensible, Repudiate, Requisite, Resilient, Resolute, Reticent, Reverence, Rigorous, Rudimentary
    S)Sanguine, Scrutinize, Sedentary, Soporific, Spontaneous, Squander, Stringent, Subterranean, Succinct, Superficial, Surreptitious
    T)Terse, Theoretical, Trepidation, Truncate
    U)Ubiquitous, Ubiquitous, Unctuous, Unobtrusive, Unscrupulous
    V)Vacuous, Vignette, Vindictive, Virtuoso, Virulent
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