SAT Vocabulary List 8

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SAT Vocabulary List 8 --- Mr. Sanford

Amplify

verb: To make larger or more powerful; (augment)

Assiduous

adjective: Diligent, persistent, hard working.

Ascetic

adjective: Self-denying, leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; (austere) --- (noun): A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals

Contrite

adjective: Caused by or showing deep remorse; deeply sorrowful and repentant; apologetic. (rueful)

Convivial

adjective: Sociable; fond of feasting, drinking and good company; sociable; vivacious

Corporeal

adjective: Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body (tangible)

Coquette

noun: A woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.

Curmudgeon

noun: A cranky person; Difficult to work with.

Discursive

adjective: Wandering from topic to topic (circumlocution)

Diurnal

adjective: Daily; relating to or active in the daytime (quotidian, circadian)

Doleful

adjective: Sad or mournful; crestfallen; melancholy. (lugubrious, rueful, dolorous).

Effrontery

noun: An instance of audacious behavior; brazen and shameful behavior

Effulgent

adjective: Shining brilliantly; luminous.

Enunciate

verb: To pronounce clearly.

Erudite

adjective: Characterized by great knowledge; having or showing profound knowledge; learned; scholarly.

Ethereal

adjective: Light, airy, or tenuous; not earthly.

Exhort

verb: To urge, advise, or caution earnestly; (expostulate)

Formidable

adjective: Strong and excellent; arousing fear.

Filch

verb: To steal; to purloin.

Harbinger

noun: A precursor; a sign of something to come. (augury, omen)

Heathen

noun: An irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person.

Husbandry

noun: To farm; the breeding and care of animals or livestock.

Improvident

adjective: Without planning for the future; a lack of foresight. (extemporaneous)

Incandescent

adjective: Shining brilliantly; effulgent; luminous.

Incendiary

adjective: Tending to inflame or stimulate the senses. (noun): One who creates or stirs up factionalism or sedition.

Incipient

adjective: Beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage. (inchoate)

Jargon

noun: Unintelligible and confusing speech or writing.

Jurisprudence

noun: Philosophy of law.

Labyrinth

noun: An intricate and complex maze.

Lassitude

noun: Lethargy; sluggishness; apathy; indolence.

Manumit

verb: To free from slavery; to emancipate.

Mundane

adjective: Found in the ordinary course of events; commonplace. (banal, hackneyed)

Munificent

adjective: Very liberal in giving; generous; beneficent; benevolent. (largess)

Stalwart

adjective: Having or marked by imposing physical strength. (noun): One who is physically and morally strong.

Titular

adjective: In title only. (noun): A person who bears a title.

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