SAT Vocabulary List 7

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SAT Vocabulary List 17 --- Mr. Sanford

Aspersion

noun: False rumor, damaging report, slander. (calumny)

Callous

adjective: Thick-skinned; insensitive; emotionally hardened.

Circumlocution

noun: The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language; a roundabout expression. (discursive)

Clandestine

adjective: Secretive; kept or done in secret; surreptitious. (furtive)

Coalesce

verb: To grow together or cause to unite as one; to conjoin.

Consanguineous

adjective: Of the same origin; related by blood.

Descry

verb: To catch sight of; to detect or perceive.

Deviation

noun: Departure from the standard or norm; an exception (anomaly, aberration)

Divisive

adjective: Creating disunity or conflict; creating dissension or discord.

Egocentric

adjective: Having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things. (narcissistic)

Engender

verb: To produce; to cause or create; to bring about.

Epilogue

noun: Concluding section of a literary work often dealing with the future of its characters.

Epoch

noun: A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.

Eponymous

adjective: The name of a person for whom something is supposedly named in their honor.

Hackneyed

adjective: Worn out by over-use; trite; commonplace (banal)

Imperious

adjective: Arrogantly self-assured; domineering; authoritative (autocratic)

Impervious

adjective: Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being influence, persuaded, or affected. (impermeable, impregnable, immutable)

Impetuous

adjective: Quick to act without thinking; impulsive; characterized by sudden or forceful energy or emotion.(extemporaneous)

Inchoate

adjective: Imperfectly formed or formulated; in an initial or early stage. (incipient, embryonic, nascent)

Indomitable

adjective: Fearless; incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; invincible.

Jingoism

noun: Extreme and aggressive nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy. (bellicosity)

Juxtapose

verb: To place side-by-side, especially for comparison or contrast.

Kinetic

adjective: Relating to motion; characterized by movement.

Kudos

noun: Fame, glory, honor (encomium, homage)

Lachrymose

adjective: Tearful; mournful; inclined to weep. (maudlin)

Lampoon

noun: A written attack using satire.

Laconic

adjective: Using few words. (taciturn)

Largess

noun: Generosity of spirit or attitude; giving or kind in nature or character; liberality in bestowing gifts.

Lexicon

noun: The entire vocabulary encompassing a nation, a person, a group, a subject, or a language.

Loquacious

adjective: Very talkative. (garrulous, voluble)

Machination

noun: Act of plotting or scheming. (Chicanery, guile)

Maelstrom

noun: A restless, disordered, or tumultuous state of affairs; turmoil.

Pantheism

noun: The doctrine that God is the transcended reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations.

Succor

noun: Help; relief; aid; assistance.

Vernacular

adjective: Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.

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