Vocabulary Power Plus for the new SAT: Book Three

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Ch 17-18

Incendiary

Causing to excite, arousing. adj

apotheosis

The finest example. n.

Contiguous

Touching at some point, side by side. adj

auspicious

indicative of favorable or promising results. adj.

Vociferous

Loud, noticeable. adj.

avuncular

similar to an uncle. (positive connotation.) adj.

Proletariat

Working class, or lower class. adj.

Tenacious

strongly held, not easy to separate. adj.

specious

deceptive or misleading. adj.

refractory

unmanageable, difficult to control. adj.

inimitable

cannot be imitated. adj.

malfeasance

poor conduct or wrongdoing, especially on the part of a public official. n.

platonic

marked by the absence of romance or physical attraction. adj.

pontificate

speak in a pretentiously dignified or dogmatic way. v.

prurient

given to lustful or lewd thoughts. adj.

rebuke

to scold, to chide. v.

nonentity

a cipher, a nobody. n.

sang-froid

calmness, coolness. n.

desultory

wandering from subject to subject. adj.

hector

to bully, to pester. v.

pandemic

general, widespread. adj.

coalesce

to blend, to merge. v.

beguile

to deceive, to charm, to lead on. v.

ennui

existential boredom/depression.

hiatus

a pause or gap. n.

lambent

softly bright or radiant. adj.

ergo

therefore. conj.

hubris

arrogance, over confidence. n.

pecuniary

pertaining to money. adj.

sibilant

hissing. adj.

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