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SAT Vocabulary List 18 --- Mr. Sanford

Adumbrate

verb: To produce a faint image or resemblance of.

Alchemy

noun: A medieval chemical philosophy.

Ambiguous

adjective: Open to more than one interpretation.

Bilk

verb: To defraud, fool, cheat, or swindle.

Brazen

adjective: Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity.

Brigand

noun: A robber or bandit, especially one of an outlaw band.

Carp

verb: To find fault in a disagreeable way; to importune; to complain.

Catalyst

noun: One that precipitates a process or event, especially without being involved in or changed by the consequences of the event or action.

Decorous

adjective: Characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper behavior.

Demarcation

noun: The setting or marking of boundaries or limits.

Demographics

noun: The characteristics of human population and population segments.

Ebb

noun: A period of decline or diminution.

verb: To fall back from the flood or flow stage as in an encroaching tide.

Emend

verb: To improve (a text) by critical reading.

Entity

noun: Something that evidences a real or likely existence.

Expatiate

verb: To speak or write at length.

Facile

adjective: Done or achieved with little effort or difficulty.

Facility

noun: The quality or being easily performed.

Foible

noun: A minor weakness, flaw, or failing of character.

Fugacious

adjective: Fleeting; transitory; lasting a very short time.

Garner

verb: To gather and store.

Gratis

adv/adjective: Without charge or payment; free.

Hapless

adjective: Luckless; unfortunate.

Heterodox

noun: Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma.

Imbue

verb: To inspire or influence thoroughly.

Kernel

noun: The most material and central part.

Levity

noun: Lighthearted humor especially in what otherwise may be a serious occasion.

Limpid

adjective: Characterized by transparent clearness.

Prerogative

noun: An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group, especially a hereditary or official right.

Rancor

noun: Bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred.

Redolent

adjective: Suggestive; reminiscent; evocative.

Renounce

verb: To give up or put aside voluntarily.

Supplicate

verb: To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.

Tableaux

noun: A vivid or graphic description.

Torpid

adjective: Deprived of power of motion or feeling; lethargic.

Velleity

noun: A mere wish or desire, without sufficient motivation or effort to accomplish.

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