SAT vocab 164-196

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petulant

irritable

placate

to allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease

planetarium

a theater that projects images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemispherical dome

plethora

a superabundance; an excess

polemic

a controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine

populist

a supporter of the rights and power of the people

prattle

to talk or chatter foolishly, idly, or meaninglessly; babble or prate

predation

the capturing of prey as a means of maintaining life

predilection

a partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference

prescience

knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight

presumptuous

going beyond what is right or proper excessively forward

pristine

remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization

proclivity

a natural propensity or inclination; predisposition

procure

to bring about; effect

profligacy

reckless wastefulness

propitiate

to conciliate (an offended power); appease

provocative

tending to provoke a reaction

prudent

wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgement or common sense

psychosomatic

describing a disorder having physical symptoms but originating from psychological causes

quibble

to find fault or criticize for petty reasons

quiescent

being quiet, still, or at rest; inactivw

ravenous

extremely hungry; voracious

recalcitrant

marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance

redress

to set right; remedy or rectify

relief

in geology, the variations in elevation of an area of the earth's surface

renaissance

a rebirth or revival

reprehensible

blameworthy

repudiate

to reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust

resolute

firm or determined; unwavering

reticence

a tendency to be quiet

retiring

shy and reserved; modest

retort

to reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner

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