Ring of Mcallister SAT words 1 to100

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From book "The Ring of Mcallister" 1st hundred words

deflect

turn aside; turn away from a straight course

endurance

the power to withstand hardship or stress

grimace

a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain

unkempt

sloppy; messy; unclean

timorous

fearful; timid; demonstrating fear

goad

prod or urge as if with a log stick

retrieve

to bring or get back

brazen

bold

errant

straying, mistaken, roving

scale

to climb

edifice

building

pry

to force open

spur

to prod

solarium

a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun

futile

useless

opaque

not letting light through

sullen

gloomy

jettison

discard

feeble

lacking strength

zeal

passion

stagnant

stale

rancid

having a foul or offensive smell or taste

crescendo

a gradual increase in volume and intensity

palpitation

throbbing, rapid beating

ominous

threatening

lurk

wait in hiding to attack

paucity

scarcity, lack

talon

claw of an animal, especially a bird of prey

myriad

large number

obscurity

darkness

mock

ridicule

cacophony

harsh sounds

hyperventilate

breathe excessively hard and fast

dulcet

pleasant sounding, soothing to the ear

ascend

to climb up

lumber

move slowly

immerse

engross

algorithm

mechanical problem-solving procedure

laconic

using few words

excruciating

Agonizing, intensely painful

oration

a formal speech

cast

throw

pudgy

chubby; overweight

cherubic

sweet, innocent

effusive

showing excessive emotion; overflowing

loiter

to hang around

adroitly

skillfully

cuisine

style of cooking

corpulence

Obesity

secluded

isolated and remote

vie

to strive for superiority

inept

awkward or clumsy

acquiesce

to agree without protesting

ebb

to fade away, recede

adjacent

next to

aptly

appropriately

hamlet

small village

perpetual

lasting forever

accrue

grow by addition

magnate

powerful or influential person

patrician

aristocratic

grandiose

magnificent, exaggerated

meticulously

carefully

phalanx

massed group of people

depict

to represent; to portray

bane

a source of harm

retort

answer; reply sharply or angrily

facade

Face, front; mask, superficial appearance

emanate

to come forth; to send forth

veracity

truth

expunge

to erase

muse

to think deeply

orb

spherical body

ethereal

not earthly, spiritual, delicate

abate

to reduce

pungent

sharp

discern

to perceive something obscure

pinnacle

highest point

curmudgeon

cranky person

gnarled

(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy.

egress

exit

query

question

convoluted

twisted, complicated, involved

banter

Playful conversation

opine

to express an opinion

masochistic

enjoying pain

invective

abusive language

elaborate

to express at greater length or in greater detail

subsequent

following in time or order

raze

to tear down, demolish

curator

overseer of an exhibition, especially in a museum

arcane

secret; mysterious

yen

a strong desire, craving

rotund

round and fat

preclude

to rule out

anachronistic

chronologically out of place

adhere

To hold fast or stick together.

wry

amusing, ironic

vivid

bright, distinct, and clear

vim

Vitality and energy

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