Top 66 Words on the SAT

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66 terms · These are flash cards for words that appear often on the SAT.

decorous

proper

cathartic

cleansing

abhorrent

disgusting, loathsome

amicable

friendly

anachronism

an error in the order of time

florid

flowery

auspicious

attended by favorable circumstances

boorishness

rude or clumsy behaviour

censure

an expression of strong disapproval

cartography

the art of making maps of charts

collusion

a secret agreement for illegal purposes

eclectic

combining elements from a variety of sources

dogmatic

arrogant assertion of unproved principles

adulation

excessive flattery of admiration

consummate

complete in ever respect

cursory

performed with haste

deride

to speak of or treat with comtempt

destitution

complete poverty

disparage

to reduce in esteem or rank

elucidate

to make clear or plain

eloquent

vividly or movingly expresssive

apprehensive

anxious or fearful about the future

diffidence

the quality or state of being shy

embody

to give bodily form to

equanimity

the quality of being calm

equitable

just and impartial

equivocal

of uncertain significance

eulogy

a written tribute

evanescent

vanishing like vapor

exemplary

worthy of imitation

felicitous

admirably suited

frugal

economical

Intrepid

fearless

hedonistic

one devoted to pleasure

holistic

emphasizing the whole

ideologue

a theorist

laggard

straggler

impetuous

rushing, hastiness

incisive

clear and sharp

ineffable

incapable of being expressed

idiosyncratic

of peculiar behavioural characteristics

impregnable

impossible to attack or challenge

lamentation

expression of sorrow

superfluous

being beyond what is required

zealous

marked with enthusiasm

maleable

capable of being shaped

mundane

ordinary

obstinate

stubborn

refute

to prove to be false

rebuke

to criticize sharply

prosaic

commonplace

quell

to put down forcefully

polarization

interests about two conflicting positions

precocious

characterized by early development

nefarious

infamous by way of being wicked

rhetoric

the study of using language

sanguine

of a reddish color, cheerfully optimistic

staid

fixed of permanent

swagger

to brag, boast

obstreperous

noisily defiant

venerate

to regard with respect

vindicate

to clear of accusation

vindictive

revengeful

lucid

easily understood

rancor

resentment

laud

to glorify

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