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SAT #4 SAT #4

           SAT #4

lax: careless; not diligent; relaxed
credulous: gullible; overly trusting
innocuous: harmless
prodigious: of enormous quantity or size
marred: damaged; bruised
preclude: to prevent; to make impossible
innate: inborn; inherited
orthodox: standard; commonly accepted; conventional (not just in religion)
scrutinize: to examine closely
respite: a rest; a pause; a break
furtive: secretive
remorse: sadness; regret
repress: to hold down
gullible: overly trusting; willing to believe anything
universal: existing or present everywhere
vehement: urgent; passionate; forceful
fortuitous: accidental; happening by chance or luck
desecrate: to profane a holy place
trepidation: fear
verbose: wordy; overly talkative
amass: to accumulate; to pile up
hackneyed: banal; over-used
stringent: strict; harsh; severe
animosity: hatred
slander: to defame; to speak maliciously of someone




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