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Griffin SAT vocab week of 1/8/13 easy words #19-50

accord

agreement

alien

foreign, unfamiliar, strange

amiable

friendly, good-natured

arbitrary

based not on a rule but on luck or whim

astute

clever, showing keen understanding

boundless

vast, unlimited

chide

to scold

circumlocution

a roundabout way of saying something

comprehensive

of broad scope, including everything

compromise

to put in danger, to weaken

concise

expressing much in a few words

concord

agreement, harmony

confine

to keep within limits

considerate

showing regard for others' feelings

convivial

having a friendly, festive atmosphere

disposition

usual attitude toward things, character

document

to support with specific evidence

eloquent

skilled and persuasive in speaking

embezzle

to steal money entrusted to one's care

eradicate

to remove or destroy completely

firebrand

a person who stirs up trouble or revolt

flout

to scorn or scoff at (especially rules)

frail

weak

garble

to confuse or jumble; to distort

glutton

a person who eats and drinks excessively

idiosyncratic

peculiar or unique to an individual

implacable

incapable of being calmed or soothed

impoverished

poor

indentation

a notch or depression

insolvent

unable to pay one's debts

linger

to be slow and reluctant to leave

opulence

wealth, abundance

ornate

elaborately decorated, fancy

periphery

outer edge

prattle

to chatter or babble

prestige

high status, good reputation

propriety

properness

ratify

to approve and accept formally

rational

reasonable

reiterate

to say or do repeatedly

relish

to take pleasure in or enjoy

ruthless

without pity, cruel, merciless

somber

gloomy

sparse

thinly scattered, scanty

sporadic

happening only occasionally

static

unchanging, motionless

submissive

humbly obedient, giving in easily

subordinate

or lesser importance or rank

unanimity

undivided opinion, agreement by all

virulent

highly infectious, deadly

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