SAT Vocab List #651-700

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Griffin vocab week of 2/27/13 easy words #31-50

convoke

to call together, to summon, to assemble

dauntless

not easily frightened, brave

desiccate

to dry

husband

to manage carefully, to budget

impel

to drive, force or cause with a motive (carrot <- vs. stick)

mire

to get stuck, to bog down in difficulties

obfuscate

to confuse, bewilder, or make stupid; to make unclear/obscure

supple

flexible

cynical

doubting the goodness of others

belie

give a false idea of, misrepresent; to contradict/contrast/show to be false

belligerent

fond of fighting, warlike

embroil

to involve in a quarrel

demoralize

lower the moral of, dishearten

profuse

very abundant, giving freely

intermittent

stopping and starting repeatedly

propensity

natural tendency or leaning

becloud

to make less clear

languor

lack of energy, weakness

querulous

complaining

replete

abundantly supplied, filled

stymie

to stop or block the progress of

tinge

to add a trace of some quality to

dour

gloomy, depressed

engaging

very attracting, pleasing, charming

gall

to annoy or irritate

infernal

having to do with Hell

rotund

round, fat or plump

slapdash

done too hastily and carelessly

provocative

tending to stir up emotion (esp anger or sexual desire), stimulating/inciting

severity

strictness, sternness, harshness, rigorl rigid exactness or accuracy

utter

to speak

illuminate

to shed light on, to explain, to instruct

diversity

wide variety

hinder

to stop, prevent, or make difficult

rebuff

to reject or snub

impulsive

tending to act without thinking

esteem

to think highly of

infamous

having a bad reputation as bad or wicked

frank

not afraid to say what one thinks; open

unique

having no like or equal, one of a kind

rash

acting too hastily and carelessly (esp when making decisions); not considering the consequences

recuperate

to recover (as from sickness or loss)

straightforward

honest

combustible

capable of burning

gratifying

pleasing, satisfying

cacophony

harsh, clashing sound

sever

to cut or divide

curb

to hold back or restrain

despise

to look down on

sycophant

one who flatters in order to gain favors

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