SAT Vocabulary List 11

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SAT Vocabulary List 11 --- Mr. Sanford

Auspice

noun: Protection, guidance

Bibulous

adjective: Marked by the consumption of alcohol.

Bumptious

adjective: Crudely loud or assertive.

Capacious

adjective: Capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy.

Contentious

adjective: Tending to cause argument or strife.

Contravene

verb: To contradict or deny. (impugn)

Debauchery

noun: Extreme indulgences in sensual pleasures. (licentiousness)

Deluge

noun: A flood; a downpour.

Denunciation

noun: Public condemnation or censure. (castigation, censure)

Excommunicate

verb: To deprive the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.

Feckless

adjective: Lacking purpose or vitality. (indolent)

Indict

verb: To accuse formally of a crime. (arraign, censure, inculpate)

Inexorable

adjective: Inflexible; not capable of being persuaded or influenced; (pertinacious, indomitable)

Inextricable

adjective: Incapable of being untangled.

Innocuous

adjective: Inoffensive; having no adverse affect; harmless.

Interloper

noun: A trespasser

Lissome

adjective: Flexible; limber; agile.

Métier

noun: A field of work; one's occupation; forte.

Mollify

verb: To calm or make less severe; soften or soothe. (assuage, mitigate, pacify, palliate)

Monolithic

adjective: Characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability.

Myopic

adjective: Unable or unwilling to act prudently. (improvident)

Nascent

adjective: Starting to develop; something coming into existence or just in development. (inchoate, incipient, embryonic).

Nefarious

adjective: Vicious; evil; pernicious. (baleful, inimical, execrable)

Noisome

adjective: Stinking; putrid; fetid. (fetid)

Onerous

adjective: Burdensome; overwhelming; troublesome or oppressive.

Opine

verb: To express an opinion.

Ostensible

adjective: Seemingly apparent; pretended; pretense.

Ostracize

verb: Exclusion from a group.

Pacify

verb: To restore calm; to bring peace; to ease anger or hostility. (assuage, conciliate, mitigate, mollify, palliate, allay)

Pandemic

adjective: Spread over a country, a region or an entire continent; widespread.

Parochial

adjective: Of limited or narrow scope; of, relating to, supported by, or located in a parish.

Quintessential

adjective: Characterized by the most perfect or ideal embodiment or example of something.

Ratify

verb: To approve formally; to confirm; to give formal sanction to; to authorize.

Recalcitrant

adjective: Marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance. (fractious, obstinate)

Recidivism

noun: A tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior.

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