SAT Vocabulary

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Unscrupulous

(adj) dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles

Garnished

(adj) having decorative or flavorful additions
EX. sometimes used in combination; "a whole salmon garnished with lemon slices"; "parsley-garnished potatoes"

Tout

advertize in strongly positive terms
EX. "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"

Laud

to praise, to extol

Efficacious

marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
EX. "written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley; "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"

Innocuous

unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
EX. "harmless old man"

Abstemious

moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

Insatiable

incapable of being satisfied

Slovenly

negligent of neatness especially in dress and person
EX. habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"

Unpalatable

not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
EX. "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"

Disparager

one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

Progenitor

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Digressions

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Machinations

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Platitude

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Baroque

highly ornate, overly decorated

Precipitous

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Propensity

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Compunction

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Pejorative

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Retentive

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Debilitating

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Cathartic

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Nebulous

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Prosaic

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Trenchant

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Wistfulness

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Indigent

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Cloying

distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess

Acrid

harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper

Predilection

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Bereavement

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Ostentatious

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Myopic

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Solicitous

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Puerile

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Reticent

reluctant to draw attention to yourself, reserved

Pragmatic

guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
EX. "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"

Indelible

cannot be removed, washed away or erased ADJECTIVE
EX. "an indelible stain"

Moribund

on the point of death, EX. breathing your last; "a moribund patient"; "the expiring man was carried home by his two friends"

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