SAT Words(Part 2)

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Arcane

Known or understood by only a few.

Ascertain

To find out, as through investigation or experimentation.

Autonomy

Independence; self-determination.

Astute

Shrewd; clever.

Assert

To declare or defend as in the truth.

Repudiate

To cast away or to refuse to pay something.

Partisan

A strong supporter of something or a guerrilla fighter.

Perspicacious

Clear-sighted.

Shrewd

Showing clever judgement and practical understanding.

Erudition

Deep, extensive learning.

Reverent

Expressing deep respect, worshipful

Revert

To return to a former practice or belief.

Hyperbole

Exaggeration for effect.

Disparage

To belittle.

Plausible

Appearing to be trustworthy or believable; credible.

Metaphor

A word for one thing used to replace another; usually dissimilar. Ex: " Love is a battlefield."

Elicit

To draw forth, such as an emotional response.

Underscore

To underline something to emphasize it.

Equivocate

Be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

Rhetoric

Effective use of expression or persuasion in writing or speech; showy language.

Acumen

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight; mental sharpness.

Adroit

Skillful.

Disseminate

To scatter widely, as in sowing seed or information.

Pedantic

Excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules.

Precocious

Exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or maturity.

Prolific

Very productive; producing great quantities.

Prospectus

A formal proposal. Ex: College course offerings brochure or bonds and share statements.

Rudimentary

Basic; elementary; in the earliest stages of development.

Simile

A comparison of two unlike things using like or as. Ex: " Your eyes are like the stars."

Belied

To contradict or misrepresent; proved false.

Personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.

Satire

The use of mockery, sarcasm, or humor in literary work to insult peoples' foolishness or practices and beliefs.

Nostalgia

A longing for something past. Ex: Homesickness

Subjective

Based on personal feelings or opinion, not external evidence.

Refute

To prove something to be false or wrong.

Pragmatic

Practical; moved by facts rather than theories or idealism.

Assimilate

To make or become similar.

Derivative

Something that comes from another source.

Callous

Emotionally hardened; unfeeling.

Convoluted

Intricate; complex.

Reticent

Inclined to keep silent; reserved or discreet.

Enigma

A puzzle, mystery, or riddle.

Cosmopolitan

Worldly; widely sophisticated.

Orthodox

Adhering to what is commonly accepted, traditional and established, especially in religion.

Staid

Unemotional, serious, and calm.

Abstruse

Difficult to understand or penetrate.

Insular

Narrow or isolated in outlook; characteristic of an isolated island.

Gaffe

A clumsy social error; a faux pas.

Idiosyncrasy

A characteristic that is distinctive and belonging to an individual or group.

Esoteric

Intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret.

Inscrutable

Difficult to fathom or understand; impossible to see through physically, impenetrable.

Disaffected

Dissatisfied with the people in authority and no longer willing to support them.

Potentate

Noun: One who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch.

Circumspect

Careful; prudent; discreet.

Disparity

Difference, inequality and unlikeness.

Discern

To see clearly, recognize or perceive.

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