SAT Vocabulary #2

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Mrs. Brown's 2nd Semester Accelerated English Final Exam Vocabulary (MCHS, 2012)

aberrant

adj - deviating from the norm, atypical

acrimonious

adj - bitter

alacrity

n - promptness in response

callow

adj - immature

complicity

n - participation in a wrongful act

coterie

n - a small select group with common interests

culpability

n - guilt

diffident

adj - lacking in confidence

disarming

adj - friendly, non-threatening

disconsolate

adj - dejected, downcast

disparage

v - to put down, to degrade

dispassionate

adj - unbiased, impartial

dissemble

v - to put on a false appearance, to disguise

dissipate

v - to dissolve or scatter

duplicity

n - deception

efficacy

n - power to produce results

endemic

adj - native to region, indigenous

facetious

adj - characterized by levity, witty

feasible

adj - practical, suitable

feckless

adj - irresponsible, worthless

foment

v - to incite, to promote

frenetic

adj - frenzied, frantic

illicit

adj - illegal, unlawful

inane

adj - empty, insubstantial, silly

incendiary

adj - tending to incite or inflame

incongruous

adj - incompatible, unsuitable, does not fit

indolent

adj - lazy

intransigent

adj - uncompromising, stubborn

irresolute

adj - uncertain how to act or proceed

juxtaposition

n - act of placing two or more things side by side

lamentable

adj - mournful, deplorable

languish

v - to become weak, to suffer neglect

lugubrious

adj - dismal, mournful

machinations

n - scheming or crafty actions

malleable

adj - capable of being altered by outside forces

mendacious

adj - dishonest

obdurate

adj - unyielding, inflexible, stubborn

ostracize

v - to exclude, to single out

paradigm

n - pattern, model

perfunctory

adj - superficial, mechanical

placate

v - to pacify, to appease

poignant

adj - moving or touching

quixotic

adj - foolishly impractical, idealistic

sanguine

adj - confident, optimistic

scrutiny

n - a searching study or examination

solipsistic

adj - self-centered, egotistical

tangent

n - abrupt change of course, digression

tantamount

adj - equal in importance

temerity

n - audacity

timorous

adj - fearful

ubiquitous

adj - widespread

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