SAT Vocab List 1

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dubious

uncertain, skeptical, doubtful, questionable

singular

unique, special, remarkable, exceptional

sanctimonious

phony holy, exaggerated religious feeling, hypocritical devotion of piousness, often "holier than thou"

(to) preempt

to supercede, to replace by prior arrangement

frenetic

frantic or frenzied, it describes how one acts when both desperately rushed and disorganized

immutable

unchangeable, permanent, steadfast

(an) affinity

a natural attraction or proclivity, a sense of kinship with something or someone, a strong sense of liking

transient

on the move, just passing through, not staying long

(to be) vindictive

to be spiteful, vengeful, malicious, wanting to take revenge

exigent

urgent, pressing, requiring immediate action

facile

easily done, glib, lacking depth

(a) precedent

something that comes before something else and serves as an example of or justification for it

concord

harmony, agreement, a peaceful similarity of attitudes

willful

headstrong, stubborn determined to have one's own way

(to) precipitate

to bring about, to set off, to cause to happen

fauna

animals

rigorous

exacting, strict, harsh, demanding of precision

illicit

forbidden, illegal, improper, taboo

(to) reprove

to criticize or correct

(to) capitulate

to surrender, cave in to pressure, to collapse

robust

strong, hardy, vigorous

(to) coalesce

to merge, to fuse, to blend together, to combine

(to be) superficial

to be shallow, concerned with only the obvious, not deep or probing

(to) scrutinize

to examine carefully, to study in detail

(an) aptitude

a natural ability, a talent, an inclination towards something that has not yet been mastered

(to) obfuscate

to make unclear, to darken or confuse, to muddle

mundane

ordinary, routine, commonplace, not special, of this world, not of heaven; earthly

(a) harbinger

a forerunner, something that precedes something else and let's us know it is coming

circumspect

cautious, guarded, vigilant

approbation

praise, approval, admiration

static

not moving, stationary, lacking movement or growth

anarchy

lawlessness, the absence of government or authority; a state of chaos

colloquial

informal, conversational, common

hermetic

airtight or tightly sealed, unaffected by anything outside itself

expedite

to facilitate, to help along, to speed the progress of, to make easier

impervious

unable to be penetrated, and thus protected from being influenced or touched by an outside force

apartheid

a rigid policy of racial segregation

(to) edify

to uplift, to benefit or instruct, especially morally

(to) fetter

to restrain, to shackle

(a) connoisseur

someone who has refined taste in a given area, someone whose experience with something has made him or her an expert

compelling

forceful, having a powerful pull

(a) paradox

a self-contradiction

(a) despot

a tyrant, a king or dictator with absolute power who uses it oppressively

erudite

scholarly, extremely learned, intellectual

(to) deprecate

to deplore, to express strong disapproval of

(a) vocation

a calling, a profession or business that one has a strong inclination toward

auspicious

promising, boding well, heartening, encouraging

(to) languish

to experience prolonged inactivity in a way that weakens or depresses

credulous

gullible, eager to believe

decorous

proper, dignified, in good taste, well-behaved, not offensive

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