FRANKLIN ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCABULARY S1-Q2

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40 terms · ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCAB WORDS FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL PITTMAN SHAKELY PUCKETT SCHEMNAUR PHELPS TOLBERT

ALTRUISM

a concern for others; generosity

OPULENT

rich, luxurious; wealthy

IMPEDIMENT

a barrier; obstruction

AMBIGUOUS

open to more than one interpretation

EXTENUATE

to lessen seriousness by providing partial excuses

DEBACLE

a complete collapse or failure

DEMEANOR

behavior; manner of conducting oneself

NEBULOUS

hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused

SANGUINE

cheerfully optimistic

PERUSE

to read carefully; scrutinize

ADROIT

skillful; clever

LACONIC

using few words; short; concise

SAGACIOUS

wise; having keen perception and sound judgement

CESURE

to criticize or blame

ECLECTIC

choosing from various sources

GARISH

tastelessly gaudy

REDOLENT

having a pleasant odor

EPITOME

A typical example

GARNER

to gather; to acquire

PARADIGM

a model; an example

BREVITY

briefness; short duration

OFFAL

garbage; waste parts

ELICIT

call forth, evoke, extract, educe

PANACHE

self-confidence; a showy manner

RECOIL

to retreat; to draw back

HERMETIC

tightly sealed

FISCAL

pertaining to money or finance

RECANT

to withdraw or disavow a statement or opinion

ENNUI

boredom, weariness

PANDEMIC

general; widespread

AUSPICIOUS

favorable; promising

INCENDIARY

causing to excite or inflame

ACRID

harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper

POLYGLOT

someone with knowledge of two or more languages

PSYCHOSOMATIC

of or relating to physical symptoms caused by mental or emotional problems

DISSEMINATE

to spread; scatter; disperse

EXTEMPORANEOUS

done without planning; spur of the moment; unexpected; makeshift

REQUIEM

a religious service or song for the deceased

CLANDESTINE

secret, concealed; underhanded

DIGRESS

to stray from the main subject

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