SAT Vocab

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gregarious

A gregarious person is fond of company, social

bombastic

pompous, overblown in language or speech

didactic

instructive, designed to teach

opulent

displays great wealth

servile

slavishly submissive (ready to submit, obedient)

whimsical

determined by chance/impulse/whim rather than necessity or reason

Jingoistic

fanatically patriotic/nationalistic

Phlegmatic

calm, showing little emotion

inadvertent

without intention - her inadvertent gesture swept the vase off the table

beguile

to attract

brazen

shameless, bold, immodest

adversaries

opponents, enemies (noun)

emphatic

to be uttered with emphasis, forceful, strongly marked/striking
-clearly or boldly outlined

ambivalent

characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes

placate

cause to be more favorably inclined.
soothe, pacify

insipid

without significant, interesting or stimulating qualities. (adj): Flat, dull, uninteresting

pugnacious

inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent

inconsequential

insignificant, trivial

to burgeon

to grow or flourish

euphemism

a vague or indirect term used to substitute for a harsher one

to impugn

to challenge as false or to cast doubt upon.
By impugning my veracity, he suggested that I was not honest.

perspicacious

a perspicacious investigator :
shrewd, clear-sighted

copious

abundant

precarious

dependent on circumstances beyond ones control; uncertain, unstable

equivocation

the deliberate use of ambiguous terms

concerned

solicitous

The professor's...

erudition : deep, extensive learning

pragmatic

practical

quixotic

idealistic, but impractical
(caught up in romantic notions).

hackneyed

worn out through overuse,
hackneyed phrases are never good advice.

jaded

worn out, wearied.

Buttress

to strengthen, support

Idiosyncrasy

a characteristic peculiar to a person or group

ominous

threatening, of bad omen
(foreshadowing evil)

chicanery

trickery (political, financial, legal purpose).

florid

elaborately/excessively ornamented

to impute

to attribute/ credit to

inevitable

incapable of being prevented, unavoidable

intrepid

bold and brave

mundane

ordinary

fortuitous

a fortunate accident

rudimentary

basic, elementary

hedonist

someone who is motivated by desires
-The person who just wants to chill is a hedonist.

impetuous

characterized by quick and thoughtless (negative) action.

querulous

habitually complaining, whiny

spurious

false, inauthentic

affable

easy to speak to, friendly, social

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