The Words for SAT admission

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abet

aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

abnegation

repudiation; self sacrifice

apocryphal

untrue; made up

appall

dismay; shock

apprise

inform

asunder

into parts; apart

aver

assert confidently; affirm

bequeath

leave to someone by a will; hand down

berate

scold strongly

bereft

deprived of; lacking; desolate because of a loss

blithe

gay; joyous; carefree

boon

blessing; benefit

cardinal

a chief

clairvoyant

having foresight; fortuneteller

collate

examine in order to verify authenticity

commensurate

equal in extent

commiserate

feel or express pity or sympathy for

concoct

prepare by combining; make up in concert

conducive

contributive; tending to

construe

explain; interpret

consummate

complete

conversant

familiar with

convoluted

coiled around; involved; intricate

corrugated

wrinkled; ridged

cower

shrink quivering, as from fear

dabble

work at in a non serious fashion; splash around

debacle

sudden downfall; complete disaster

decry

express strong disapproval of; disparage

delve

dig; investigate

demur

object (because of doubts, scruples); hesitate

derelict

abandoned; negligent

descry

catch sight of

despondent

depressed; gloomy

discomfit

put up rout; defeat; disconcert

divulge

reveal. No lover of gossip, Charlotte would divulge anything that a friend told her in

drab

dull; lacking color; cheerless

ebullient

showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

eclectic

composed of elements drawn from disparate sources

emaciated

thin and wasted

empathy

ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas,etc

eschew

avoid

exacerbate

worsen; embitter

exasperate

vex

expunge

cancle, remove

extant

still in existence

exude

discharge, give forth

fastidious

difficult to please; squeamish

fecundity

fertility; fruitfulness

fetter

shackle

flagrant

conspicuously wicked; blatant;outrageous

flaunt

display ostentatiously

flout

reject; mock

foible

weakness; slight fault

foment

stir up, instigate

fret

to be annoyed or vexed

gamut

entire range

garner

gather; store up

inchoate

recenty begun; rudimentary; elementary

inexorable

relentless; unyielding; implacable

iniquitous

wicked; immoral; unrighteous

insipid

lacking in flavor; dull

intrepid

fearless

inured

accustomed; hardened

invidious

designed to create ill will or envy

iridescent

exhibiting rainbowlike colors

jaded

fatigued; surfeited

knave

untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel

lax

careless

lithe

flexible; supple

loom

appear or take shape

lugubrious

mournful

milieu

environment; means of expression

modicum

limited quantity

mundane

worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday

nefarious

very wicked

nonplus

bring to halt by confusion; perplex.

paroxysm

fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage

perdition

damnation; complete ruin

phlegmatic

calm; not easily disturbed

plethora

excess; overabundance

ponderous

weighty; unwieldy

precocious

advanced in development

prognosis

forecasted course of a disease; prediction

propound

put forth for analysis

quell

extinguish; put down; quiet

rant

rave; talk excitedly; scold

reprehensible

deserving blame

restive

restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control

serendipity

gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck

sheathe

place into a case

shoddy

inferior; trashy; cheap

specious

seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading(often intentionally)

spurious

false; counterfeit; forged; illogical

stilted

bombastic; inflated

tether

tie with a rope

unfathomable

incomprehensible; impenetrable

unscathed

unharmed

upbraid

severely scold; reprimand

variegated

many-colored

writhe

twist in coils: contort in pain

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