SAT Words 1

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50 terms · SAT Vocabulary Set 1

superficial

concerned only with the obvious or apparent; shallow

contentious

likely to cause disagreement or argument

oblivious

lacking remembrance, awareness, or active conscious knowledge

oblique

sloping, slanting, or leaning; inclined

unorthodox

methods that are unusual or uncommon

rebut

claim or prove that an evidence or an accusation is false

abject

sunk to or existing in a low state or condition

consortium

an association, typically or business companies

laconic

using or involving the use of a minimum of words

infuriate

to make furious

acerbic

sharp and forthright

militant

agressive active; engaging in combat or warfare

stoical

indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain

alienate

to cause or dissociate from; to cause not to be loved

crass

showing a gross lack of intelligence or sensitivity

cumbersome

large and heavy and difficult to use; unwieldy

ethical

morally correct

inane

lacking significance, meaning, or point

pertinent

relevant to the matter at hand

officious

volunteering one's service where they are neither asked nor needed

lethargic

characterized by laziness and lack of energy

refractory

stubborn or unmanageable

aesthetic

concerned with beauty

hasty

done with excessive speed or urgency; hurried

idiosyncrasy

characteristic, habit, or mannerism that is peculiar to an individual

detrimental

causing loss, damage, or injury

pedantic

narrow-minded and ostentatiously learned; unimaginative

obstinate

stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so

abridge

to condense, shorten, or reduce

interlocutor

participant in a conversation

vociferous

making a loud and boisterous noise

austere

very bare, bleak, plain, and cold

vaunted

much boasted about

obsolete

no longer in use or no longer needed

pernicious

intent on destruction and harm

derail

to run off-track; to come or bring to a sudden halt

dictum

short statement that expresses a general truth or principle

respite

period of temporary delay; interval of rest and relief

rouse

to stir up

unprecedented

never known or done before

inept

having or showing no skill; clumsy

cryptic

having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure

indigent

suffering from extreme poverty

perfidy

state of being faithless or disloyal

aspersion

attack on the reputation of someone or something

tenacious

not readily giving up or letting go; not easily dispelled or discouraged

anomalous

deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected; unusual

alleviate

to make less severe

obscene

disgusting to the senses; repulsive

repugnant

extremely distasteful; unacceptable

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