SAT Vocabulary List 20

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SAT Vocabulary List 20 --- Mr. Sanford

Abomination

noun: A cause of abhorrence or disgust.

Amenable

adjective: Responsive and receptive to advice, authority, or suggestion.

Bard

noun: A poet, especially a lyric poet.

Beguile

verb: To deceive by guile; to delude.

Bevy

noun: A group or an assemblage.

Caustic

adjective: Corrosive and bitingly trenchant.

Cavalier

noun: A gallant or chivalrous man.

adjective: Showing arrogant or offhand disregard.

Contumacious

adjective: Obstinately or stubbornly disobedient. (obdurate, recalcitrant).

Counterintuitive

adjective: Counter to or against what intuition would lead one to expect or conclude.

Courtier

noun: One who seeks favor, especially by insincere flattery or obsequious behavior.

Demure

adjective: Characterized by shyness and modesty; coy.

Dolorous

adjective: Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.

Embezzle

verb: To make for one's own use in violation of a trust.

Espouse

verb: To give one's loyalty or support to.

Exigency

noun: The state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action.

Foment

verb: To instigate or foster.

Foreboding

noun/adjective: A strong inner feeling, instinct, or notion of future misfortune, evil.

Frivolous

adjective: Unworthy of serious attention.

Grievous

adjective: Causing grief, pain, or anguish.

Harangue

noun: A long impassioned speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.

Hidebound

adjective: Stubbornly prejudiced, narrow-minded, or inflexible.

Homonym

noun: Words with same sound and often the same spelling, but differ in meaning.

Incorrigible

adjective: Incapable of being corrected or reformed.

Inculpate

verb: To suggest someone is guilty of an offense; to incriminate.

Incumbent

adjective: Imposed as an obligation or duty; obligatory.

noun: A candidate currently holding a specified political office.

Miasma

noun: An oppressive, foreboding, unwholesome, punitive, or potentially dangerous or unhealthful influence or atmosphere.

Palter

verb: To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; to equivocate.

Perjury

noun: The willful giving of false testimony under oath.

Pestilence

noun: A pernicious, evil influence or agent.

Pinion

noun: The wing of a bird.

verb: To restrain or immobilize by binding the arms.

Sophomoric

adjective: Exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment.

Soporific

adjective: Causing or tending to cause sleep; sleep inducing.

Subsume

verb: To classify, include, or incorporate in a larger, more comprehensive category or to be reclassified under a more general principle; to contain or include.

Syncopation

noun: The loss of sounds in the interior of a word.

Tribunal

noun: A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.

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