SAT Vocabulary List 19

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SAT Vocabulary List 19 --- Mr. Sanford

Adhere

verb: To remain devoted to or be in support of something.

Anachronism

noun: Something out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time.

Anodyne

adjective: Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.

noun: A medicine, such as aspirin, that relieves pain.

Bellwether

noun: A person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry.

Buttress

noun: A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement. (bulwark).

Categorical

adjective: Being without exception or qualification. (definitive, unequivocal).

Concede

verb: To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper.

Demur

verb: To voice opposition; to object.

Epicure

noun: A person with refined taste, especially in food and wine.

Expound

verb: To explain in detail; to examine; to clarify. (amplify, elucidate, expatiate).

Festoon

noun: A string or chain of flowers, foliage, or ribbons, suspended in a curve between two points.

verb: To decorate or embellish with ornament.

Flagrant

adjective: Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible.

Foster

verb: To bring up; to nurture; to promote growth and development.

Gestation

noun: The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth.

Inanition

noun: Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy; exhaustion resulting from lack of sustenance. (lassitude, lethargy, torpid).

Inception

noun: The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.

Indemnity

noun: A contractual agreement made between different parties to compensate for any possible or anticipated damages or losses.

Inhibit

verb: To hold back; to restrain; to prohibit.

Insular

adjective: Of, relating to, or constituting an island. (parochial).

Internecine

adjective: Of or relating to struggle within a nation, an organization, or a group.

Juncture

noun: A place where two things are joined. (confluence).

Livid

adjective: Extremely angry; furious.

Lucid

adjective: Easily understood; clear and perceptible; intelligible.

Manifest

adjective: Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious.

verb: To evidence; to prove; to show or demonstrate plainly; to reveal.

Manifold

adjective: Many and varied; of many kinds; diverse. (heterogeneous).

Monastic

adjective: Secluded and contemplative; strictly disciplined or regimented. (self-abnegating, ascetic, austere, insular).

Nether

adjective: Located beneath or below; lower or under.

Non sequitur

noun: An inference or conclusion that does not follow logically from the premises or evidence provided.

Noxious

adjective: Harmful to living things; injurious to physical or mental health. (pernicious).

Obdurate

adjective: Hardened against feeling; stubbornly impenitent; not giving into persuasion. (callous, insensate, insentient, obstinate, pertinacious).

Oblique

adjective: Indirect or evasive; devious, misleading, or dishonest. (prevaricating, equivocating).

Quid pro quo

noun: Something that is given or taken in return for something else; a reciprocal exchange.

Scintilla

noun: A minute amount; an iota or trace; virtually imperceptible.

Shibboleth

noun: A peculiarity of behavior, mode of dress, or pronunciation that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons.

Venal

adjective: Open to bribery; willing to be corrupted; capable of betraying honor, duty, or ethics for financial or material gain.

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