Vocabulary for SAT c-g jyao

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cacophonous

discordant; inharmonious

cajole

coax; wheedle

candor

frankness

capricious

unpredictable; fickle

caricature

distortion; burlesque
The cartoonist's caricature of President Bush exaggerated the size of his ears.

censorious

critical
Censorious people delight in casting blame.

censure

blame; criticize
The senator was censured for behavior inappropriate to a member of Congress.

charlatan

pretender to knowledge

chronicle

report; record

clemency

disposition to be lenient; mildness

coercion

use of force to get someone to obey

composure

mental calmness

conciliatory

reconciling; appeasing; amiable
Hoping to end the coldness that had grown between them, he wrote a conciliatory note

concur

agree in opinion

condone

overlook voluntarily; forgive

conflagration

great fire

conscientious

scrupulous; careful

contemporary

person belonging to the same period.

contentious

quarrelsome

converge

approach; tend to meet; come together

cordial

gracious; heatrfelt

corroborate

confirm; support

cursory

casual; hastily done

cynic

one who is skeptical or distrustful of human motives.

debilitate

weaken; enfeeble

debunk

expose something as nonsensical or false

decorum

propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners.

defame

harm someone's reputation; malign

deference

courteous regard for another's wish

divergent

differing; deviating

divulge

reveal

dogmatic

opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal

ebb

recede; lessen

eclectic

selective in choosing from a variety of sources

emulate

imitate; rival

enervate

weaken

engender

cause; produce

enhance

advance; improve

enigma

puzzle; mystery

ephemeral

short-lived; fleeting

epicure

connoisseur of food and drink

episodic

loosely connected, divided into incidents; occurring at intervals

equivocal

ambiguous

erudite

learned ; scholarly

esoteric

hard to understand

espouse

adopt; support

ethereal

light; heavenly

eulogy

expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death

euphemism

mild expression used in place of an unpleasant one.

exacerbate

worsen;

embitter;

aggravate

exalt

raise in rank or dignity; praise

exhaustive

thorough; comprehensive

expedient

suitable to achieve a particular end

expedite

hasten

expository

explanatory; intended to explain.

extol

praise; glorify

extricate

free; disentangle

facile

easily accomplished

fallacious

false; misleading

fastidious

difficult to please; squeamish

flippant

lacking proper seriousness

florid

excessively ornate

foolhardy

rash; heedless

forestall

prevent by taking action in advance

furtive

stealthy; sneaky

garrulous

loquacious; wordy

germane

pertinent

glib

fluent; facile

grandiose

pretentious

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