SAT/ACT Vocabulary List

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Accolade

praise

Allusion

indirect reference

Ambivalence

uncertainty; having 'mixed' feelings

Ambivalent

unable to decide

Anecdote

short account of something interesting; story

Anomalous

odd; not fitting the pattern

Apparition

ghost; something that 'appears'

Aspersion

negative feeling; damaging remark

Belligerence

aggression

Candid

truthful

Capricious

changeable; fickle

Cliche

over-used expression

Conception

1. idea; view.
2. beginning of pregnancy

Convoluted

complicated or long-winded

Credence

belief

Cryptic

hidden

Decorous

good and correct (used of behavior)

Denunciation

act of speaking out against

Derailed

thrown off course

Derivative

unoriginal

Despotic

acting like a tyrant

Detritus

rubbish

Diaphanous

very thin and transparent

Dictum

often-used saying

Dilettante

person who dabbles in the arts

Disdained

showed contempt for

Dispassionate

unbiased; fair

Dowager

an elderly woman of elevate social status

Dubious

doubtful

Egalitarian

equal; believer in equality

Epitomizes

acts as a typical example of

Evasiveness

trying to avoid something

Explicitly

very clear; nothing hidden

Foraging

searching for food

Iconoclast

person who goes against accepted authority

Idiosyncratic

quirky; unique to an individual

Imponderable

cannot be understood

Indecorous

not well-behaved; lacking in dignity

Indigence

extreme poverty

Inept

clumsy

Intricate

complicated

Irrefutable

cannot be proved wrong

Abhor

to hate a lot

Enfranchise

to give someone ability or right to vote

Noxious

poisonous

Animosity

anger or tension towards something

Aquit

make someone free of their charges

Bigot

narrow minded

Precocious

someone acting beyong their age

Jingoism

using words to stir up exaggerated patriotism

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