Ring of Mcallister SAT words 201 t0 300

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From the Kaplan book "The Ring of Mcallister" 3rd hundred words, out of 1000 SAT words

exploit

use or manipulate to one's advantage

keen

perceptive, intellectually sharp

tome

book, usually large and academic

diplomacy

The art of negotiating, conducting, and maintaining relationships using discretion and tact

laggard

dawdler, loafer, lazy person

rococo

very highly ornamented

depict

v. to represent; to portray by or as by a picture

apocryphal

fictitious, false, wrong

recount

narrate, to describe facts or events

inoffensive

harmless, innocent

anecdote

a short, usually funny account of an event

lurid

shocking, sensational

enthrall

to hold spellbound; to captivate, enchant

opulence

lavish display of wealth

mock

the act of mocking or ridiculing

jaded

dulled by excess or overuse; cynical

proclaim

to declare publicly, announce

ponder

to consider or think about something in depth

skeptical

doubtful; questioning

chortle

to chuckle

cosmopolitan

Worldly, sophisticated

assent

agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

bemused

confused; bewildered

ardently

passionately, eagerly

noxious

harmful; poisonous

viscous

thick, syrupy, and sticky

complement

make complete or perfect

fusion

process of combining things into one

cuisine

style of cooking

feign

to pretend with the intent to deceive

resonate

to have a strong emotional effect

void

an empty area or space

concur

to agree

emphatic

marked with emphasis

coagulate

To clot; cause to thicken

thwart

To prevent from taking place; frustrate; block

undulate

move in a wavy pattern

enshroud

cover as if with a shroud

portent

omen

ominous

menacing; threatening

conflagration

a large destructive fire

intrepid

fearless

abandon

total lack of inhibition

dissipate

to cause to disappear

plucky

courageous; spunky

elicit

to draw forth, bring out from some source

glower

to stare angrily

terse

using few words

lament

express grief verbally

loiter

hang around; stand idly about

morose

broodingly, ill humor, unhappy

superfluous

more than is needed, or required

integral

essential for completeness

industry

A business that makes a product or provides a service

unheralded

unannounced

clandestine

secretive

illicit

illegal

inebriated

drunk

avarice

greed

notoriety

unfavorable fame

assuage

to make easier or milder

bestow

give as a gift

adage

old saying or proverb

ample

abundant

copious

abundant

hypothesis

assumption, theory requiring proof

gratuity

something given voluntarily, tip

irascible

easily made angry

indignant

angry

potent

having the power to influence or convince

alias

assumed name

ironic

humorously sarcastic or mocking

myopic

nearsighted

pseudonym

a fictitious name used by an author

erratic

not regular or consistent; undependable

keen

having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive

succession

series

volley

shooting back and forth

shard

a piece of broken pottery or glass

disperse

to cause to separate and go in different directions

fetid

smelly

mollify

to calm or make less severe

placate

to soothe or pacify

capricious

impulsive and unpredictable

mirth

happiness

broach

to mention or suggest for the first time

ennui

boredom

quell

to put an end to

innocuous

harmless

scrutiny

close examination

chastise

to punish severely

divise

divided by

wary

watchful and cautious

levity

humor

feeble

lacking strength

expansive

widespread

salutation

a greeting

engaged

to be interested and involved in something

drone

a deep monotonous sound

excruciating

agonizing, intensely painful

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