SAT Vocab List #501-550

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Griffin vocab week of 2/6/13 easy words #22-50

offensive

unpleasant; disagreeable to the senses

espouse

to support (a cause)

exemplary

worthy of imitation

illusory

deceptive; misleading; unreal

acclaim

enthusiastic approval or praise

prosaic

commonplace; dull

blight

to decay, destroy, ruin

forthright

honest; direct

protract

to draw out or lengthen in time

disinterested

not influenced by selfish motives/unbiased

boon

something to be thankful for; benefit

eclectic

choosing from many different sources

infallible

absolutely reliable, immune from error

complacent

overly satisfied with one's achievements

forsake

to give up/renounce (a habit, way of life), desert (a cause), abandon

indolent

habitually lazy

liberal

generous, not strict

authoritative

most reliable; complete and accepted

caustic

bitterly sarcastic and critical

demise

end; death

laconic

using few words; brief/concise

underlying

basic; major

din

loud noise

fabricate

to construct or invent

prologue

introduction

conceit

an excessively high opinion of oneself

enunciate

to pronounce clearly

compel

to force someone to do or be something

pretentious

pretending to be what one is not

credible

believable

vital

necessary; important

stoic

showing no emotion (especially suffering)

ally

one that cooperates with another; friend

distinct

separate; not identical

hyperbole

an obvious exaggeration

slacken

to let up; to make or become less intense

surplus

excess supply

contrary

opposite

passive

not active

benign

kind, not harmful

harmonious

fitting or working well together

element

component; ingredient

harbor

to keep or hold in mind

exploit

to take advantage of

versatile

having many different capabilities

obsolete

outmoded; out of date

antidote

anything that counteracts harm

exacerbate

to make worse

desolate

lonely; deserted

demote

to reduce to a lower grade or rank

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