Ring of Mcallister SAT words 101 to 200

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100 terms · From book "The Ring of Mcallister" 2nd hundred words

aversion

intense dislike

succulent

juicy; full of vitality or freshness

pallor

paleness, a lack of color

imbue

To saturate or permeate as if with a dye or stain.

tableau

vivid description, striking incident or scene

matriculate

to enroll as a member of a college or university

exasperation

irritation or annoyance

plaintive

expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy

conciliatory

friendly, agreeable

discern

TO PERCEIVE SOMETHING OBSCURE

behemoth

huge creature

torsion

act of twisting or turning

sonorous

producing a deep or full sound

surreptitiously

secretly

deliberate

think about carefully

wary

mistrustful, on guard;cautious

tonal

relating to pitch or sound

legible

capable of being read

conjure

to imagine or bring into being as if by magic

suave

smoothly agreeable or polite

wayward

erratic, unrestrained, reckless

saunter

a leisurely walk or stroll (usually in some public place),

bevy

group

penultimate

next to last

morbid

gruesome, horrible, relating to disease

corrugate

to mold in a shape with parallel grooves and ridges

ebullient

exhilarated, full of enthusiasm and high spirits

gait

manner of walking

eloquence

fluent and effective language

chide

to scold mildly, express disapproval

resolve

to conclude, find the solution

interminable

seemingly endless

reticent

not speaking freely; reserved

surmise

to make an educated guess

peruse

to Examine Carefully

artifact

historical relic, a man-made object

disperse

to break up, to scatter, spread far and wide

disengage

to disconnect, become free, disassociate

circumnavigate

to bypass, to sail completely around

scrutiny

careful observation

serpentine

winding, twisting snakelike in shape or movement

idle

inactive, not in active use

penchant

a strong inclination toward something, a liking

ambiguous

unclear; having more than one possible interpretation

endurance

the power to withstand hardship or stress

ingress

entrance

dubious

questionable

disbelief

To refuse to believe in

incredulous

Skeptical; disbelieving, doubtful

prevaricate

to lie or deviate from the truth

verbose

wordy, to many words

pariah

a social outcast

hydrate

to add water

kudos

fame, glory, or honor

incandescent

shining brightly, glowing

harbinger

precursor, sign of something to come

diminutive

small

ascend

to rise, climb up

remuneration

payment for work done

fathom

measure the depth of, to understand

composure

calmness of mind or appearance, self-possession

reticent

not speaking freely; reserved

inept

clumsy or awkward

presage

to foretell; indicate in advance

accede

to express approval, to agree to

conscientious

Governed by conscience; careful and thorough

plethora

overabundance; excess

prattle

meaningless sounds, babble

dexterous

skillful in physical movements

contusion

bruise

tempered

moderated, restrained

accessible

attainable, available; approachable

riveted

fastened or fixed firmly; engrossed

nonchalantly

with an air of unconcerned, indifferently

oblige

provide a service or favor for someone

broach

to mention or suggest for the first time

panorama

a wide, unobstructed view of an area

minuscule

very small

mote

small particle, speck

extol

to praise, glorify, or honor

elucidate

to clarify, explain

wry

humorously sarcastic or mocking

ramble

to roam, wander aimlessly

equestrian

relating to horseback riding

fallow

left unplowed during a growing season, unused

arable

suitable for cultivation of land

languid

lacking energy or liveliness

scoff

to treat with disrespect

cast

to fling, throw forcefully

discourse

conversation, discussion

lineage

ancestry, the descendants of one individual

ironic

humorously, as a result of something being contrary to what was expected

arboretum

place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited

variegated

having streaks, of a different color or colors

flora

plants of a region

arboreal

relating to trees

cavort

to leap about in a sprightly manner; romp

loath

reluctant, unwilling

elaborate

make more complex, work out in detail

chagrin

strong feelings of embarrassment

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