SAT Vocabulary List 10

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SAT Vocabulary List 10 --- Mr. Sanford

Amortize

verb: to pay off or liquidate.

Audacious

adjective: Fearlessly daring; invulnerable to fear or intimidation. (inexorable)

Candor

noun: Honesty or expression.

Capitulate

verb: To submit utterly and completely. (acquiesce).

Captious

adjective: Marked by a disposition to find and point out trivial faults.

Coercion

noun: Force or the power to use force in gaining compliance.

Culpable

adjective: Guilty; responsible for wrongdoing.

Endemic

adjective: Belonging to a particular area.

Extol

verb: To praise highly. (exalt, glorify)

Inimical

adjective: Hostile; unfriendly.

Insentient

adjective: Unfeeling; without sensation. (callous)

Insidious

adjective: Operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect.

Insolent

adjective: Insulting and arrogant. (imperious, impertinent, impudent)

Legerdemain

noun: Trickery; sleight of hand. (chicanery, guile)

Matriculate

verb: To enroll or register in a college or university as a candidate for a degree.

Maudlin

adjective: Overly sentimental; too much sentiment for effect.

Misanthrope

noun: One who hates or mistrusts or is cynical of humankind.

Mitigate

verb: To soften, make milder; to moderate. (assuage, allay, extenuate, palliate)

Moiety

noun: A part, portion, or share.

Nihilism

noun: The belief that existence and all traditional values are meaningless.

Obfuscate

verb: To confuse; obscure; to be difficult to perceive or understand.

Obstreperous

adjective: Troublesome; boisterous; unruly. (Churlish, tumultuous, fractious)

Omnipotent

adjective: Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful; supreme.

Panacea

noun: A remedy for all diseases.

Panegyric

noun: Elaborate praises or laudation. (encomium, homage, kudos)

Paragon

noun: A model or pattern of excellence or perfection; an archetype.

Pathos

noun: A quality that arouses pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.

Quixotic

adjective: Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuits of unreachable goals.

Quotidian

adjective: Occurring daily; commonplace. (banal, diurnal)

Raconteur

noun: One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.

Reconnoiter

verb: To explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody; surveillance; to survey.

Ribald

adjective: Characterized by or indulging vular, lewd humor.

Spurious

adjective: Neither genuine, authentic, nor true;

Sycophant

noun: A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.

Ubiquitous

adjective: Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time. (omnipresent).

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