A plethora of self-help books are published each year.
20 obfuscate (v) - to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
Your interpretations are supposed to clarify and improve understanding, not obfuscate issues and confuse the audience.
21 enshroud (v) - to cover with something dark or sad
Gray clouds enshrouded the city.
22 repudiate (v) - to say something is untrue, to denounce
The witness repudiated his earlier testimony and told the truth.
23 tedium (n) – boredom, monotony
The tedium of Pamela’s job led to her decision to quit.
SAT Fact of the Week-
Every part of the SAT is designed in terms of level of difficulty to go from Easy to Hard, EXCEPT the Passage-Based Reading questions.
26 abstain (v) - not to allow one to do something, to refrain from
Marcus abstains from eating meat after watching Super Size Me.
27 lachrymose (adj) – suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful
Often reserved, even stony, the mayor is not given to lachrymose displays of feeling.
28 haughty (adj) - proud in a snobbish way, arrogant
That rich, haughty woman thinks she is better than everyone else is.
29 blight (n) - a bad condition
Houses in many cities suffer from urban blight.
30 credulous (adj) - believing too quickly or easily in something; naïve
Sheila was credulous when she listened to the salesperson and bought the car for too much money.