SAT Vocabulary Quarter #3 Daugherty

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condescend

to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity

discord

disagreement; difference of opinion

futile

incapable of producing any result; not successful

insipid

without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities

nostalgic

a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation

presumptuous

unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward; Failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate

recluse

a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation

scrupulous

having a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions

stringent

rigorously binding or exacting

volatile

tending or threatening to break out into open violence

heresy

opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, especially of a church or religious system

perfunctory

performed merely as a routine duty; lacking interest

rigorous

extremely thorough and severe under strict discipline

stoic

free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief

trepidation

trembling or quivering movement usually due to fear

ambivalent

characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes

animosity

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

comprehensive

including all or everything

dissent

the act of protesting

dogmatic

characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

expedite

process fast and efficiently

impartial

free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

placid

pleasantly calm or peaceful

raze

tear down so as to make flat with the ground

zenith

the point of culmination; peak

abase

cause to feel shame

augment

enlarge or increase

bellicose

having or showing a ready disposition to fight

magnanimous

generous and understanding and tolerant

sagacious

acutely insightful and wise

anecdote

a short account of a particular incident or event

benevolent

having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others

disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

guile

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

innovate

bring something new to an environment

levity

lightness of manner especially in a serious situation; Inapprorpiate

obscure

Hard to percieve properly

profound

situated at or extending to great depth

stupefy

make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

zeal

excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

cryptic

Having a meaning that is unclear or obscure.

exhume

To revive or restore after a period of neglect; remove from the ground

relegate

assign to a lower position

revere

to look up upon with respect and awe

wanton

Marked by unprovoked maliciousness

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