SAT Words 2

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adjunct

a subordinate; an assistant

admonish

to warn

ado

fuss, trouble

adonis

a very handsome man

adorn

to dressup; to decorate

adroit

skillful; clever

adulation

excessive praise or flattery

adulterate

to make impure

advent

an arrival; a coming

adventitious

accidental; nonessential

adversary

enemy; opponent

adversity

a misfortunate, distress

advocate

to recommend; to defend

aegis

a shield; protection; sponsorship

aesthetic

pertaining to beauty

affable

friendly;agreeable

affectation

a phony attitude; insincerely

affiliate

to associate or to unite with

affinity

attraction to

affirmation

a statement that something is true

affix

to attach

affliction

great suffering, hardship

affluence

wealth

affront

an insult

aftermath

outcome, result

agape

open-mouthed, surprised

agenda

a list or program of things that need to be done

aggrandize

to enlarge or expand

aggravate

to worsen already bad situation, to intensify

aggregate

to collect;to gather together

aghast

shocked, terrified

agile

able to move quickly

agitate

to upset, to stir up

agnostic

one who doubts the existence of God

agoraphobia

fear of open places

agrarian

pertaining to farmers and agriculture

ague

a fever; a plague

alacrity

liveliness; willingness

albatross

a seabird; a constant burden

albeit

although

alchemy

chemistry of the middle ages

alias

an assumed name

alien

strange; foreign

alienate

to make others unfriendly to you

alimentary

furnishing (providing house/room with) food or nourishment

allay

to relieve or to calm

alleged

so-called, supposed

allegory

a symbolic work of literature

allegro

rapid, quick

alleviate

to lessen, to relieve

allocate

to set aside for a specific purpose

allude

to hint at; to refer to indirectly

alluring

tempting; fascinating; charming

alluvial

pertainingto a deposit of sand formed by
flowing water

aloft

up in the air; high

aloof

reserved, cool, indifferent

alter

to change

altercation

an argument, disagreement

altruism

unselfishness, concern for others

amalgamate

to combine, to unite, to blend

amass

to accumulate, to collect

amazon

a big, strong, masculine woman

ambidextrous

equally skillful with either hand

ambient

surround, on all sides

ambiguous

unclear, open to more than one interpretation

ambivalence

conflicting feelings toward something or someone

ambrosial

pleasing to the taste or smell

ambulatory

moving about;capable of walking

ambuscade

hidden/secret attack

ameliorate

to improve, make better

amenable

agreeable, responsive

amend

to change, to alter

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