SAT Vocabulary List 9

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SAT Vocabulary List 9 --- Mr. Sanford

Apotheosis

noun: Elevation to a divine status; glorification.

Anomaly

noun: Irregularity or deviation from the norm; a deviation from what is normal or expected. (aberration)

Ardor

noun: Great emotion or passion; devotion.

Assuage

verb: To make less intense or severe; to ease; to relieve (allay, conciliate, mitigate, palliate).

Cognition

noun: A mental process by which something is acquired.

Concord

noun: An agreement; harmony or agreement of interests or feelings.

Congenital

adjective: Or or relating to a condition that is present at birth.

Consitituent

adjective: A component or part; a citizen or voter.

Didactic

adjective: Excessively instructive or moralizing.

Effigy

noun: A stuffed doll.

Ellicit

verb: To draw out; (engender, evince)

Exonerate

verb: To clear or free from blame. (exculpate)

Expiate

verb: To atone for. (absolve)

Expurgate

verb: To censor; to edit by omitting or modifying parts of a text or speech considered indelicate or offensive. (bowdlerize)

Gregarious

adjective: Outgoing; demonstrably sociable. (convivial)

Illicit

adjective: Illegal; unlawful; prohibited.

Implacable

adjective: Incapable of being pleased; high maintenance; inflexible.

Inculcate

verb: To teach by frequent instruction or repetition.

Incontrovertible

adjective: Impossible to dispute.

Indolent

adjective: Habitually lazy; lethargic. (lassitude)

Licentious

adjective: Lacking moral discipline.

Lionize

verb: To treat as a celebrity.

Lugubrious

adjective: Sorrowful; mournful; dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Malefactor

noun: A criminal.

Magnanimous

adjective: Generous; noble in spirit. (altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, munificent).

Martinet

noun: Strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules. (autocrat).

Megalomania

noun: Psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence. (egocentrism)

Mendacious

adjective: Dishonest or untruthful; disingenuous. (equivocating, prevaricating).

Mercurial

adjective: Quick and changeable in temperament. (capricious)

Nadir

noun: The lowest point.

Occlude

verb: To cause to become closed or blocked.

Parlance

noun: A particular manner of speaking. (vernacular).

Paroxysm

noun: A sudden outburst of emotion or action.

Parsimonious

adjective: excessively Frugal.

Pertinacious

adjective: Holding tenaciously to a purpose.

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