SAT week 7

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contingent

unpredictable b/c dependent on chance. Dependent on something uncertain

beleaguered

harassed/besieged

errant

wandering outside of established limits

chagrin

feeling of embarrassment b/c of failure or disappointment

contentious

always ready to argue/quarrelsome

umbrage

offense/resentment professor umbridge

paradigm

example/model _____ shift

dissent

disagree

intransigent

refusing to compromise/agree

fulminate

issue a strong verbal attack

juncture

point of time/concurrence of events

recruit

restore/renew the health/vitality of

appraise

officially estimate worth of

deride

ridicule

guise

external appearance esp. false

throng

crowd/number of ppl gathered together

wake

track of turbulence by something moving through water

ramification

a development or consequence resulting from a course of action

destitution

lack of any means of subsistence

articulate

able to express oneself clearly and effectively

propriety

good manners/proper behaviour

conjecture

inference/conclusion based on incomplete evidence

felon

one who has committed a serious crime

incipient

beginning to appear or be noticed

sublime

of high spiritual/moral worth

endemic

native to a particular country

exalt

raise in status or character/increase the effect or intensity of

incognito

in disguise

maintain

provide support/declare to be true/defend against criticism

adjudicate

to judge/preside

perjury

lying under oath

lout

an awkward stupid person

abate

lessen in amount, intensity, or strength

relinquish

to surrender or release

tributary

a stream flowing into a larger river/making additions or producing supplies

internecine

pertaining to conflict within a group/mutually destructive

hearten

encourage/give strength

orchestrate

arrange so as to achieve a desired effect ensemble

verbiage

excessive wordiness

inoculate

inject something into in order to create immunity vaccine

defame

attack a person's reputation/slander

partisan

a strong often militant supporter

mausoleum

huge tomb museum

nadir

lowest point/the bottom

bequeath

pass down to, hand down

resuscitate

revive/esp from apparent death or unconsciousness cardiopulmonary________

fallacy

false notion

polemic

controversial argument, esp attacking a particular opinion

hearsay

rumor/gossip

vagrant

person who wanders from place to place esp. one who lives on the streets and constitutes a public nuisance

nascent

coming into being/being born

stalwart

firm and resolute/having imposing physical strength

ledger

a book for keeping financial records

assiduous

diligent, hardworking, constant

harrowing

very distressing/painful

abet

encourage, assist, or support, usually in wrongdoing

office

duty or function assigned to someone Dwight

repository

a place where things are kept for safekeeping

verdant

green verde

incite

provoke and urge on/to encourage to act, esp in a hostile action

indisposed

slightly ill, unwilling

inveterate

established for a long time, habitual

husband

to use sparingly, conserve

admonish

to warn so a fault can be corrected or a danger avoided

commute

to change a punishment to one less severe daily ______ to work

meager

lacking in quantity or vigor

disparage

speak in a disapproving or slighting manner

refuse

garbage

wreak

inflict/cause

auditory

relating to the sense of hearing auditorium

delegate

entrust to another person

retrospect

consideration of past events

ineffable

incapable of being expressed

imposing

impressive by virtue of size, power, or manner

vanguard

leading position in army or fleet, leading position in a movement or trend

sinuous

curving in and out/winding

deluge

great flood

epithet

descriptive term for a person or thing

stupefy

to put in a state of little or no sensation to amaze or astonish harry potter spell

leeway

margin, room for freedom or action

vitality

force that distinguishes life from death, exuberance

disinter

exhume, dig out of the ground

theocracy

rule of the state by religious leaders

fallow

of land, plowed but not planted during the growing season, characterized by inactivity

lumber

move clumsily

trepidation

strong fear or dread marked by trembling or hesitancy

exonerate

find blameless

exact

demand and obtain by force or authority

porous

easily crossed or penetrated pores

de facto

actual or effective, esp when without legal authority

inexorable

not able to be persuaded, unyielding, unalterable

malapropism

ridiculous misuse of words Bottom

insulate

to set apart, to protect insulator

gild

to cover with a thin layer of gold the ____ed age

regale

delight or entertain

tightfisted

stingy, miserly

frond

large leaf

slipshod

marked by carelessness or casual attention to detail

precipitate

moving rapidly and without caution

labyrinthine

complicated, puzzling

vindicate

clear of blame with supporting arguments or proff

repudiate

reject as invalid or untrue

gossamer

light, thin, airy _______ hair

raillery

light, good-natured ridicule or satire

redoubtable

fearsome/formidable

stultify

to make absurdly useless, esp. by degrading

tax

to make difficult of excessive demands upon

apex

the highest point

missive

written message

bastion

well fortified place, source of protection

conduit

channel for conducting fluids

secede

withdraw formally from an alliance or membership

quagmire

wet, boggy ground _____ triplets

plunder

rob, to take wrongfully

listless

having no interest in what is going on about one. languid spiritless

wizened

wrinkled from aging

heterodox

not in agreement with accepted beliefs

headlong

with uncontrolled speed and force

languish

lose strength or health

gouge

a chisel with a rounded blade, to cut or scoop out, as with a chisel

lapse

to decline from a previous level or standard, come to an end

conciliate

overcome or try to overcome distrust or hatred through friendly acts

valedictory

farewell speech valedictorian

inclement

harsh, severe

compound

a building or group of buildings enclosed by a barrier

lucrative

producing wealth, profitable

magnate

a very important or influential person

incur

acquire or sustain something undesirable

spurious

not genuine, false

frenetic

wildly excited or active schizophrenic

obeisance

a gesture, such as a curtsy, that expresses respect or obedience

magisterial

authoritative, overbearing

burly

strong and muscular

besiege

to crowd on, to move in on, to overwhelm

facsimile

an exact copy fax

prepossessing

impressing favorably

bemuse

confuse or stupefy

ersatz

inferior imitation or substitute _____elevator

motley

having elements of great variety, composed of many colours ______ crue

imperious

domineering, marked by arrogant assurance

proselytize

to convert from one faith or cause another

heckle

to harass with questions or taunts

emaciated

made thin unnaturally, abnormally thin due to starvation

insurrection

a rebellion

wallow

toll about lazily, in or as if in water, snow, or mud. to revel

subjugate

bring under control

boon

a welcome benefit

plebeian

common

penurious

extreme or petty unwillingness to spend money

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