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Spelling/vocabulary practice with SAT words

Myopic

nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment

Ratiocinate

To think, contemplate

Render

give or supply

Recapitulate

to repeat, reiterate

Loquacious

talkative, wordy; fond of talking

Verbose

using or containing too many words

Gregarious

sociable; fond of the company of others

Elocution

the art of public speaking

Circumlocution

an indirect way of expressing something

Recalcitrant

stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

Cogent

logical and convincing; appealing to reason

Seminal

Original and inspiring further similar efforts

Meritorious

deserving reward or praise

Redact

to revise, edit

Placate

to appease, soothe, pacify

Tedious

Tiresome because of length or dullness

Tome

a (usually) large and scholarly book

Peruse

examine or consider with attention and in detail

Entomology

the branch of zoology that studies insects

Ostracized

shunned; excluded; left out

Pariah

a person who is rejected (from society or home)

Persevere

be persistent, refuse to stop

Latent

hidden, present but not realized

Burgeon

grow and flourish

Diligent

hardworking, industrious, not lazy

Paragon

model of excellence or perfection of a kind

Commodious

large and roomy ('convenient' is archaic in this sense)

Clairvoyant

foreseeing the future

Cosmopolitan

worldly; widely sophisticated

Vast

enormous, immense

Voluminous

large in volume or bulk

Exorbitant

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

Colossus

an enormous structure

Synopsis

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Cadence

rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words

Rhythm

The pattern or beat of a poem.

Cavort

(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry

Boisterous

noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

Daft

insane, foolish

Deft

quick and skillful in movement

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