Elite SAT 1 High Frequency 26-50

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vocab 26-50 for A and B from Elite

gauche

adj. socially awkward

cornucopia

n. an abundance

salve

n. an ointment that heals or soothes, a balm; v. to sooth or heal with such an ointment

extract

v. to remove, esp. with effort

versatile

adj. competent in many things

adduce

v. to show as an example or means of proving something

extol

v. to praise highly and lavishly

interlocutor

n. someone who takes part in a conversation, esp. formally

encomium

n. high praise

abduct

v. to take away, kidnap

indelible

adj. incapable of being removed or erased

gauge

n. an instrument for measuring or testing; v. to measure

mercurial

adj. easily changeable; erratic

prudent

adj. marked by careful planning; discreet

cryptic

adj. secretive or partially concealed; mysterious

menial

adj. lowly or servant-like

montage

n. a composite of elements, esp. pictures, placed closely next to one another

drastic

adj. extreme; severe

acumen

n. quickness and accuracy of judgment or insight

cosmopolitan

adj. having worldwide scope; so sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world

obtrude

v. to push forward; to impose (oneself or ideas) on others

paroxysm

n. a sudden convulsion or outburst; a fit

monolithic

adj. massive, solid and uniform in appearance

approbation

n. official approval

heyday

n. a time of success or popularity

cantankerous

adj. bad-tempered; quarrelsome

berate

v. to scold severely and at length

vantage

n. a position that gives a wide view

redress

v. to set right; to remedy

arable

adj. suitable for growing crops (of land)

explicate

v. to give a detailed, usually learned explanation or analysis

claustrophobia

n. fear of confined spaces

indefatigable

adj. tireless, unceasing

advocate

v. to speak in support of something

tract

n. an area of land or water; a brief written work, usually on a religious or political topic

itinerant

adj. traveling from place to place, esp. for work

acrimony

n. bitter, sharp hostility in speech or behavior

incoherent

adj. not sticking together; not logically connected

moratorium

n. suspension of activity; authorized delay

provenance

n. place or source of origin

melancholy

adj. sad, esp. a lingering or habitual state of mind; n. persistent sadness

downtrodden

adj. badly and unfairly treated; oppressed

affable

adj. friendly; easy to talk to

disseminate

v. to scatter widely; (of information) to make known

panacea

n. a cure-all or an all-purpose solution

dire

adj. warning of or having terrible consequences

blight

n. a plant disease; something that impairs growth, progress, or prosperity

concur

v. to agree

moribund

adj. approaching death; nearly obsolete

cordial

adj. warm and friendly; hearty

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