Top Most Difficult SAT Words 2

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List of vocabulary words for my Honors English Class. 25 words out of 250.

Cogent

(adj.) intellectually convincing

Concomitant

(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion

Conflagration

(n.) great fire

Contrite

(adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven

Conundrum

(n.) puzzle, problem

Credulity

(n.) readiness to believe

Cupidity

(n.) greed, strong desire

Cursory

(adj.) brief to the point of being superficial

Decry

(v.) to criticize openly

Defile

(v.) to make unclean, impure

Deletorious

(adj.) harmful

Demure

(adj.) quiet, modest, reserved

Deprecate

(v.) to belittle, depreciate

Deride

(v.) to laught at mockingly, scorn

Desecrate

(v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place

Desiccated

(adj.) dried up, dehydrated

Diaphanous

(adj.) light, airy, transparent

Diffident

(adj.) shy, quiet, modest

Discursive

(adj.) rambling, lacking order

Dissemble

(v.) to conceal, fake

Dither

(v.) to be indecisive

Ebullient

(adj.) extremly lively, enthusiastic

Effrontery

(n.) impudence, nerve, insolence

Effulgent

(adj.) radiant, splendorous

Egregious

(adj.) extremely bad

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