SAT Vocabulary List 16

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SAT Vocabulary List 16 --- Mr. Sanford

Antecedent

noun: A preceding circumstance.

Antediluvian

adjective: Very old, old-fashioned, out of date.

Anthropomorphic

adjective: Attribution to human motivation, characteristics, or behavior towards, objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

Artifice

noun: A clever trick or stratagem. (chicanery, guile, legerdemain, pretense).

Bauble

noun: A small showy ornament of little value.

Bibliophile

noun: A lover or collector of books.

Blanch

verb: To draw back from or shy away from, as from fear.

Caucus

noun: A meeting of party leaders to select candidates.

Debilitate

verb: To sap strength from; to weaken. (attenuate, enervate).

Definitive

noun: Authoritative and complete; final.

Edifice

noun: A building, especially one of large size or imposing appearance.

Facade

noun: A superficial appearance or illusion of something.

Farcical

adjective: Broadly or extravagantly humorous.

Filibuster

noun/verb: The use of obstructionist tactics for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Gall

noun: Exasperation; vexation; irritation or annoyance.

Glib

adjective: Performed with natural ease. (Unctuous)

Hallow

verb: To make or set apart as holy. (Sanctify)

Hew

verb: To make or shape with an ax.

Hoary

adjective: Ancient or venerable; ancient.

Idiosyncratic

adjective: Characterized by a habit, mannerism, or other physical or mental behavior.

Illimitable

adjective: Impossible to limit or circumscribe; limitless.

Insufferable

adjective: Not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable.

Jubilee

noun: A special celebrated anniversary, especially a fiftieth anniversary.

Juggernaut

noun: Something, such as a belief or an institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed.

Lapidary

noun: One who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems.

adjective: Marked by conciseness, precision, or refinement of expression.

Lascivious

adjective: Indicating sexual interest. (wanton; lewd; salacious)

Pejorative

adjective: Having, or characterized by, a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect, tone, or force.

Peremptory

adjective: Putting an end to all debate or action.

Perorate

verb: To speak at great length, often in a bombastic or grandiloquent manner.

Perquisite

noun: An incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage above and beyond regular salary, compensation, income, or wages.

Petulant

adjective: Unreasonably irritable or very ill-tempered. (fractious, querulous, choleric, churlish).

Prolix

adjective: Extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length.

Tintinnabulation

noun: The ringing or sounding of bells.

Totem

noun: Anything serving as a distinctive, often venerated, emblem or symbol.

Visceral

adjective: Characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect.

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