SAT Vocab List 5

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numbers 241-300

orthodox

adhering to what is traditional

ostracized

to be excluded from a group; to be an outcast

overstated

stated in exaggerated terms

overwrought

excessively nervous or excited; agitated

panache

dash; verve

pantheon

a group of persons most highly regarded for contributions to a field or an endeavor

parable

a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson

paradoxical

to be seemingly contradictory but nonetheless true

patrician

a person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes

penchant

a definite liking; a strong inclination

peregrination

journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot

peremptory

putting an end to all debate or action

periphery

the outermost part or region within a precise boundary

perseverance

steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties

personification

a person or thing typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification

pertinent

having logical, precise relevance to the matter at hand

perturbed

disturbed greatly; uneasy or anxious

petulant

irritable

pioneer

one who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development; leader in a field

placating

pacifying, appeasing

platitude

a trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant

polar

occupying or characterized by opposite extremes

populist

a supporter of the rights and power of the people

portend

serving as an omen or a warning of something

pragmatic

dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical

precipitous

extremely steep

preclude

to make impossible, as by action taken in advance; to exclude or prevent

prescience

knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight

presumptuous

going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward

pristine

remaining in a pure state

proscribed

denounced or condemned

provisional

temporary

punctiliousness

strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct; precise

punctual

acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed

quibble

to find fault or criticize for petty reasons; cavil

quixotic

caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality

rambunctious

boisterous and disorderly

rampant

extending unchecked; unrestrained; widespread

rancidity

repugnant; nasty

rebound

to spring or bounce back after hitting or colliding with something; to recover

recalcitrant

marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance

recluse

a person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude

reminiscent

tending to recall or suggest something in the past

renaissance

a rebirth or revival

repertory

a theatrical company or presentation that presents several works regularly; a store or stock of things available

reprehensible

blameworthy

repudiate

to reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust

reserved

shy; restrained

residual

extra

resolute

firm or determined; unwavering

resplendent

splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant

retarding

slowing, delaying, or impeding

reticence

the state or quality of being inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself

retort

to reply, especially to answer in a caustic or witty manner

rigidity

stiffness

ruffian

a bully

ruthless

having no compassion or pity; merciless

sagacity

the quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom

salutary

healthy

sanctuary

a sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque; a place of refuge or asylum

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