6th (YR1) Grade SAT Vocabulary

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P30 SAT Vocabulary for 6th Grade/Year 1

accolade

award of merit; strong praise and approval

alienate

to make hostile; to cause to feel unwelcome or estranged

aloof

reserved, distant

ambiance

mood, feeling, general atmosphere

amenable

agreeable, responsible to authority, pleasant, willing to give in to the wishes of another

antecedent

going before; preceding; an occurrence or event preceding another

arduous

hard, difficult, tiresome

artisan

a worker skilled in a craft

askew

to one side; crooked

aspire

something one hopes to achieve; goal

astute

quick in discernment; shrewd, clever, keen

asunder

into separate parts

atrophy

to wither away

austere

stern, as in manner; without excess

badger

to tease, annoy, harass persistently

balm

something that soothes; heals or comforts; an oil or ointment

beget

to give birth to; to create

beleaguer

to surround, harass

blather

to talk nonsensically

bludgeon

short heavy club

bulwark

a defensive wall

cacophony

harsh sounds

callous

unfeeling, insensitive

caucus

a meeting of the members of a political party to make decisions

cerebral

of or relating to the brain

chasm

a deep opening in the earth's surface; a gorge; differences of opinion or interests

citadell

a fortress overlooking a city; a stronghold

claimant

a person making a claim

cloister

a tranquil-, secluded place

congenial

pleasant to be around; social, agreeable

connoisseur

an expert in matters of taste

consensus

general agreement

coterie

a circle of close friends

countenance

a person's face, especially the expression

coup

the violent overthrow of a government by a small group; a victorious accomplishment

criterion

a standard or rule by which something can be judged, a basis for judgment

cubism

a style of art using geometric shapes

curtail

to truncate or abridge; to lessen, usually by cutting away from

curvilinear

formed, bound, or characterized by curved lines

defame

to libel or slander; take away a good name

deft

dexterous, skillful

denounce

to condemn; to expose critically

disperse

to scatter in various directions; distribute widely

docile

easily taught or controlled; obedient, easy to handle

doldrums

a period or condition of depression or inactivity

dromedary

a one humped domesticated camel

dulcet

melodious, soft, soothing

efface

-to rub away

elapse

to pass or go by (said of time)

elfin

small and sprightly; mischievous, fairylike

embody

to give bodily form to; to personify; to make part of a system

endure

to carry on, put up with

enrage

to put in a rage

entice

to lure, to attract, to tempt in a pleasing fashion

erudite

deeply learned, scholarly

evade

to elude or avoid

expunge

to remove; to delete

fathom

to understand fully; to penetrate the meaning of

forage

to search or hunt for food and provision

forbear

to refrain from

forsake

to abandon, to give up, to renounce

generalize

general rather than specific; to form a general conclusion

giddy

a light-headed sensation, dizzy

gird

to encircle as with a belt; to prepare as for action

girth

distance around something

glutton

one who eats or consumes a great deal; having capacity to receive or withstand something

gossamer

sheer, gauzy, delicate, flimsy

guise

appearance, semblance

harrowing

extremely distressed, disturbing

histrionic

overly dramatic

hoard

to accumulate for future use; stockpile

incite

to arouse to action

incongruous

not appropriate

insouciant

calm and carefree; lighthearted

irascible

easily angered, irritable

laconic

brief, using few words

lament

to express sorrow or regret

languish

to become weak or feeble; sag with loss of strength

migratory

roving, wandering, nomadic

mirage

unreal reflection; an optical illusion

misanthropy

someone who hates mankind

misnomer

an incorrect or inappropriate name

muster

to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination

myriad

an extremely large number

opportune

occurring at a good time

pillage

to rob of goods by violent seizure, plunder; to take as spoils

precarious

unsafe, unsteady, unstable

procrastinate

to put off until a later time

prowess

exceptional skill and bravery

quixotic

idealistic and totally impractical

resurgent

a rise after defeat

scrutinize

to look very carefully; to examine

somber

depressing, gloomy, dark

sundry

various, several miscellaneous

tether

a rope or chain that allows limited movement; the limit of one's resources

torque

a turning or twisting force

truncate

to shorten by cutting off

ubiquitous

the quality of being everywhere (or seeming to) at the same time

verbatim

using exactly the same words, word for word

wane

to decrease gradually

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