Elite 2012 SAT Vocabulary Set B 276-300

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stratum

a level or layer

paradox

a statement or situation that appears contradictory

utilitarian

stressing practical use or other values

vestige

a trace of something that once existed but has disappeared

denizen

an inhabitant; one who is often found in a particular place

parlay

to use success in one thing to achieve greater success in further things; to transform a gain into something of greater value

dispatch

(v) to send off promptly; (n) efficent speed; a message, esp. offiical or from a journalist

malcontent

a dissatisfied person

usurp

to take over by force (e.g. property or rights) without legal authority

oblique

not straight to the point; indirect

insensible

not able to feel or perceive; unresponsive

uproarious

extremely funny

consign

to give to the care of another; to set apart

complicity

association or participation in a wrongful act

whimsical

not able to be predicted; constantly changing

caustic

capable of burning or corroding by chemical action; bitingly sarcastic

truncate

to cut short

inscribe

to write, carve or engrave words or letters on or in a surface

impertient

rude

municipal

relating to local government

margin

a border or edge; a limit in condition or ability; an amount or degree of difference

subsidize

to assist financially or pay for, esp. by the government

sporadic

occurring irregularly

dislodge

to force out of a concealed position

decisive

conclusive; beyond doubt; showing determination

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