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CAIS Hong Kong, Flocabulary, SAT vocabulary

Wax

to increase gradually in size or degree

Wane

to decrease gradually in size or degree, diminish

Fluctuate

to vary irregularly

Flux

a state of constant change or a flow

Aberration

a deviation from the expected course

Albino

a person or animal without pigmentation in their skin

Aghast

struck by amazement or terror

Diminish

to decrease or make smaller, wane

Augment

to increase or make larger

Static

not moving, being at rest

Steadfast

fixed or unchanging

Dynamic

characterized by continuous change or activity

Espy

to catch sight of, glimpse

Illusory

deceptive, produced by an illusion

Precarious

dangerously lacking in security or stability

Fickle

characterized by changeableness, whimsical

Capricious

impulsive, unpredictable, subject to whim

Lull

a relatively calm interval, as in a storm

Mercurial

quick and changeable in temperament

Protean

readily taking on various shapes or forms

Malleable

easily shaped or formed

Gape

to open the mouth and stare stupidly

Rectify

to ret right, correct

Recalibrate

to readjust or make corrections to

Amend

to change for the better, improve

Redress

to set right or remedy

Vicissitudes

the unexpected changes and shifts often encountered in one's life

Undulate

to move in a smooth wavelike motion

Bide

to wait, or remain in a condition

Antechamber

a waiting room

Variance

a difference what is expected and what actually occurs

Pittance

a very small amount

Suffice

to meet needs

Zeitgeist

the spirit of the time

Mutability

capability of change

Entity

something that exists as a discrete unit

Surreptitious

done by stealthy means, clandestine

Physiognomy

the art of judging human character from facial features

Misogyny

hatred of women

Monogamy

having only one spouse at a time

Polygamy

having more than one spouse at a time

Uniform

unvarying, conforming to one principle

Unilateral

having only one side

Unique

being the only one of its kind

Remiss

negligent, exhibiting carelessness

Relish

to take zestful pleasure in, enjoy the flavor of

Savor

to appreciate fully, enjoy

Vacillate

to sway from one side to another

Invariable

not susceptible to change, immutable

Immutable

not susceptible to change, invariable

Dutiful

careful to fulfill obligations

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