Ring of Mcallister SAT words 301 to 400

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100 terms · From the Kaplan book "The Ring of Mcallister" 4th hundred words, out of 1000 SAT words

prowess

superior skill or ability

gustatory

relating to the sense of taste

beseech

to beg, plead, implore

retort

Answer; reply sharply or angrily

zenith

Highest point, summit

quadrilateral

a four-sided polygon

authoritarian

extremely strict, bossy

conjure

summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

pristine

unspoiled

lithe

flexible

montage

a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

granular

grainy texture

palpable

real, capable of being touched

predispostion

tendency to behave in a certain way in advance

aberration

a deviation from the expected course

audacious

Bold, adventurous, recklessly daring

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

ravine

a deep narrow steep-sided valley

acuity

sharpness of vision

abandon

total lack of inhibition

muse

to think deeply

animosity

hatred

foible

a minor weakness in character

futile

completely ineffective, useless

incriminating

showing involvement in a crime

admonish

to caution or advise against something

skulk

To sneak around

fecund

fertile; fruitful; productive

agitation

commotion, excitement; uneasiness

morose

unhappy, sullen, gloomy

sullen

gloomy

abject

brought low in miserable condition

trepidation

fear

aquatic

relating to water

potable

drinkable

sundry

Various; miscellaneous

gratis

free; without charge

keynote

the basic idea or theme ("keynote speaker")

abridged

shortened

respite

a period of rest or relief

resolve

to make a firm decision

placid

calm, peaceful

novice

beginner

analogous

comparable, similar to, so that an analogy can be drawn

countervail

to counteract, to exert force against

maritime

relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen

bemused

Confused

indignant

angry

antagonist

foe, the character who works against the protagonist in the story

exhort

to urge by strong appeals

tether

restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

procrastinator

someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)

deft

skillful in physical movements

proficient

expert, having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

limpid

passing light without diffusion or distortion,simple, calm

dislodge

remove or force out from a position

mollusk

invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

quaternary

consisting of or especially arranged in sets of four

cygnet

a young swan

pacific

calm, peaceful

lap

wash or flow against

adulation

high praise, flattery

sheepish

timid, bashfull, meekness or timidity

numismatics

the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)

disclosure

confession, the speech act of making something evident

attainable

capable of being attained or accomplished

occlude

to shut or block

bellow

to shout, a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

chortle

to chuckle, a soft partly suppressed laugh

flippant

lack of respect, showing inappropriate levity

feign

pretending with intention to deceive

mirth

gaiety, laughter, in a joyous manner

cacophony

harsh, loud confusing disagreeable sounds

smug

highly self-satisfied

gibe

an expression of sarcastic scorn

stoic

without emotion

grimace

a contorted facial expression of pain or disgust

infuriate

to anger, provoke, make furious

acquiesce

agreement with a statement or proposal to do something without opposition

coup

a brilliant and notable sudden success, taking over a government by force

hardy

robust, vigorous

delta

mouth of a river

stymie

block, hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

deleterious

harmful destructive, detrimental

prowess

bravery, a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

assess

to determine significantce, place a value on

breach

rupture, a failure to perform some promised act or obligation

caulk

make watertight, seal with caulking

console

to provide comfort for a loss, give moral or emotional strength to

myriad

multitude, a large indefinite number

sonorous

full and loud and deep

cavort

to leap about, play boisterously

serenity

calm peaceful, a disposition free from stress or emotion

cast

a violent throw

livid

furiously angry

affable

a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

peer

a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

inextricable

incapable, not permitting extrication

unctuous

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

suave

smoothly polite and courteous with a degree of sophistication

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