Elite 2012 SAT Vocabulary Set A 276-300

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defray

provide for the payment of

formidable

inspiring fear or dread

patrician

(n) a person of refined manners or background; a member of the aristocracy
(adj) aristocratic

fume

to be in a state of anger

procrastinate

to delay; to put off

yoke

to join together; to unite closely

circumscribe

to define the limits of

resonant

strong and deep in tone

relief

a distinction or prominence due to contrast

Machiavellian

practicing deceit or cunning; favoring expediency over moral principle

harbor

to give shelter; to entertain or nourish (a specific thought or feeling)

havoc

great destruction and devastation

premeditate

to think out, plan, or scheme beforehand

recumbent

lying down in a position of comfort

demean

to disrespect; to lower; to degrade; to ridicule

chide

to scold

byzantine

highly complicated or intricate; characterized by devious plotting

lull

to soothe or calm; to deceive into trustfulness

homogeneous

uniform; of the same kind

hypothesis

a tentative explanation; something assumed true for the sake of argument or investigation

shoal

an area of shallow water

satire

irony, sacrasm, or caustic with used to attack human vice or folly, esp. in a literary work

goad

(v) to prod or urge, as if with a pointed stick;
(n) a long stick used to prod animals; something used to urge on

figment

something that is created; something that is imagined

centrifugal

moving away from the center

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