SAT Vocab 4 (101-150)

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SAT/PSAT Vocab from AP Strategies Lists 7-8

Abhor

to regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loath

Accolade

praise, an award

Ascetic

one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation

Bequeath

to hand down, to give or to leave in a will

Charlatan

one who claims to know something that he does not; a quack

Conflagration

a large fire

Dearth

a lack, a scarcity

Diffidence

shyness, reserve, unassertiveness

Effervescent

showing high spirits

Ethereal

heavenly, unusually delicate, light, intangible

Expunge

to remove, to erase

Guile

deceitfulness, duplicity

Implausible

not believable

Incongruity

nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility

Insularity

qualities of an island; narrow mindedness of opinion

Morose

being sullen or gloomy

Placate

to appease or to pacify by making confessions

Poignant

piercing, incisive, and keen

Provincial

lacking sophistication, narrow minded

Reiterate

to repeat

Spontaneous

having no external cause, acting on impulse

Synthesis

combining parts into a whole

Toxic

poisonous

Vigilant

very alert, watchful

Voluble

ability to use words easily, fluent and glib

Acquiesce

to give in, to comply

Affinity

a likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship

Blasphemous

irreverent, profane

Buttress

a support or prop

Circumspect

careful to consider consequences, cautious, prudent

Corroboration

confirmation

Deplete

to use up gradually, to lessen in amount or value

Despotic

ruling oppressively and absolutely, tyrannical

Emaciated

very thin, wasting away

Empirical

based on observation or experiment and not on theory

Extraneous

not essential or vital

Fallow

inactive, plowed but not sowed

Homogeneous

of the same kind

Hyperbole

obvious exaggeration

Incontrovertible

indisputable

Irascible

irritable, easily angered

Laconic

using minimum of words, concise to the point of seeming rude

Magnanimity

having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit

Obsequious

overly attentive, like sycophant, servile

Proliferation

an increase in number, multiplication

Scrupulous

very principled, very careful and conscientious

Sublime

exalted, noble, uplifting

Surreptitious

secret, clandestine, stealthy

Veracity

devotion to the truth

Zeal

enthusiasm, favor

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