SAT Vocabulary #34

50 terms by rhizora

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omnipotent

all powerful

pedagogy

the art of teaching

phlegmatic

calm; sluggish; unemotional

plausible

appearing to merit belief or acceptance

precursor

forerunner

preeminence

fame; top position

pretentious

intended to attract notice and impress others

prognosis

prediction

prolific

producing a lot

provocative

serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate

raiment

clothing, garments

reciporate

to give and take mutually

reconcile

make compatible with

remiss

failing in what duty requires

remonstrace

criticism

resilient

quick to recover

retrenchment

cutting down to reduce expenses

robust

firm and strong

skeptical

doubtful

skewed

distorted; bent

stringent

strict

subtle

not obvious

succinct

briefly and clearly expressed

sundry

various or diverse

sustenance

nourishment

tenable

capable of being held or defended

tenuous

shaky, not firm

torrid

emotionally charged and vigorously energetic

undermine

to weaken

underscore

emphasize

unequivocal

plain; clear; obvious

vector

carrier (of disease, for example)

verbose

wordy

whimsical

unpredictable, changeable

wistful

full of sadness and longing

abashed

ashamed or sorry

allusion

indirect reference

ambivalent

Simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain

analogy

comparison

anecdote

short story

annihilated

wiped out

anomalies

oddities

antipodes

places on opposite sides of the globe

apprehension

worry, nervousness

arduous

hard and difficult

articulate

able to express something well in words

assuage

to make less

auspicious

fortunate

avuncular

acting like an uncle, kindly

axiom

something that is taken to be true

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