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January SAT lezzgo

esoteric

understood by only a small group

forbear

to refrain from

callous

emotionally hardened; hardening

reticence

reserved

penchant

strong inclination/liking

capricious

impulsive and unpredicatble

magnanimous

generously noble in mind or heart

belligerent

eager to fight; hostile or aggressive

idiosyncrasy

peculiarity, oddity

personage

a person of distinction/importance

demagogue

orator/politician who gains power with pathos

congenial

agreeable/suitable in nature

pretension

a claim to something; unwarranted/false claim

dilettante

a dabbler

predilection

preference

equanimity

composure especially under strain, evenness

pacifism

peace, opposition to war/violence as a method of settling disputes

prudent

wisely careful, showing good judgement

aplomb

self confident assurance; poise

demur

to voice oppositition; object

exhort

to urge by strong, often stirring argument, adomonition, advice, or appeal

exonerate

to clear from balme

guileless

not deceitful or crafty

halycon

peacceful

lambaste

to denounce

lassitude

a state or feeling of weariness

naivete

the state or quality of being artless, credulous, or uncritical; guilible

paucity

smallness; fewness

pedantic

concern for formality and learning

perfunctory

acting with indifference; showing little interest or care

placate

to appease

polemic

a controversial argument (usually about doctrines)

profligacy

reckless wastefulness

propitiate

to conciliate/appease

recalcitrant

marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance

spate

a sudden flood, rush, or outpouring

supine

lying on the back or having the face upward

tedium

boredom.

trove

a collection of valuable items

truculence

bitter hostility; cruel behavior

vertiginous

affected by vertigo; dizzy

verve

energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performances or composition

vignettes

brief descriptive sketches

virulent

extremely infectious, malignant, or poisonous

mores

attitudes and behaviors that are so firmly fixed that they are followed like laws

expiate

to make up for doing wrong

execrable

very bad; hateful

internecine

causing many deaths on all side of a conflict

conjugal

of or related to marriage

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