SAT Vocabulary 1-10

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diffidence

shyness

acute

sharp, intelligent

adept

expert

vital

important

extricate

get out of difficulty

efface

erase, wipe out

vigor

energy, vitality

prevarication

lie, equivocation

infamous

famous for a bad reason

officious

overly helpful when not asked for

solemn

severe, grace

slander

defame, speak badly about someone

paucity

scarcity, lack

disparity

inequality, great difference

indigence

poverty with hardship and deprivation

exonerate

excuse from blame

propriety

properness, corectness

stagnant

not moving

skeptical

doubting

gall

nerve

disparage

speak badly of

discriminate

differentiate, make a clear distinction

authentic

real

didactic

instructive, intended to instruct

assuage

soothe, relieve, ease

imperative

essential

sluggard

lazy person

confluence

flowing together

gratifying

satisfying

supercilious

haughty, arrogant

impede

obstruct

lethargic

tired, languid

dogmatic

arrogant, unyielding

prodigal

wasteful, extravagant

eccentric

odd, unusual

idiosyncratic

personal peculiarity

vacillate

waver, between choices

flagrant

obvious, shocking

turgid

swollen

diligent

hard working

drone

talk on and on in a dull way

temper

moderate, soften

admonish

warn, scold

purloin

steal

inhibit

hold back

slothful

lazy,indolent

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