Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

SAT Practice

subtle

not obvious

domestic

the home or household

sublime

exalted, lofty, supreme

(to) corrborate

to confirm, to back up with evidence, to validate, to authenticate

(to) lament

to mourn, to feel or express sorrow over, to grieve

tantamount

equivalent or equal

(to) profess

to declare, to claim

recondite

hard to understand, over one's head, esoteric

incipient

emerging, budding, beginning, in the early stages

sacrosanct

sacred

(to) revere

to honor, to highly respect, to venerate, to regard with awe

empirical

verified by experience or observation, not merely theoretical

fervor

to zeal, ardor, impassioned enthusiasm, intensity of feeling

paltry

insignificant, ridiculously or insultingly small

(to) vilify

to slander, to speak badly of, to put down, to say vile things about

intrinsic

an essential part of

discreet

reserved, cautious as to what is spoken or shared, unobtrusive, not blatant

grandiose

absurdly exaggerated, over-blown, pretentious, or referring to an unrealistic sense of gradeur

(to) foment

to instigate, to stir up, to promote

supercilious

haughty, patronizing, contemptuous

nostalgia

longing for the past, a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period

(to) absolve

to free from blame or obligation, to forgive

(to) comprise

to be made up of or contain

(a) bastion

a fortress, a stronghold, a fortified place

idyllic

charmingly simple, naturally peaceful, having rustic charm

(to be) docile

to be easily manageable, to be passive and compliant, to be malleable

parochial

narrow, provincial, or having a confined point of view

temerity

boldness

(to) gesticulate

to wave one's arms or hands, to make gestures

(to) sequester

to set apart, to seclude or isolate

(to) slander

to say malicious things about them, to defame, to spread malicious rumors about

(a) debacle

a sudden downfall or collapse

sedition

treason or to actions or speech designed to create rebellion against a government

(to) abridge

to shorten or condense

requisitie

required or necessary, indispensable

(a) vituoso

someone with mastery, who excels or has special knowledge of a field

(an) injunction

an order, especially a court order to refrain from doing something

(to be) wistful

to feel yearning, to express longing

acrimnious

spiteful, nasty, caustic

asurfeit

an excess, an over-indulgence

deduce

to conclude without being directly told

(to) emulate

to strive to equal or surpass, usually through imitation

(an) amenity

a feature that brings comfort or convenience

dormant

inactive, as though asleep or actually asleep; in a state or hibernation

(to) instigate

to incite, to provoke, to stir up, to initiate, to provide the catalyst the begins something

(a) sycophant

one who flatters and fawns, a "yes man"

agarian

relating to the land, to agriculture, to farming in particular

rapacious

plundering, voracious, having predatory hunger

evanescent

fleeting, happening for only the briefest period of time

taciturn

being habitually silent, having a quiet nature, being uncommunicative

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set