SAT Vocabulary Lesson 22

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approbation

official approval, praise, commendation

assent

to agree or to concur; to give in, to yield; agreement

boorish

rude or insensitive; ill-mannered

circumlocution

talking around a subject

copious

abundant

delineation

an outline, depiction, portrayal

dissemble

to disguise, to pretend

emulate

to try to equal or to be like (usually through imitation)

fickle

likely to change, capricious

gravity

seriousness, importance

homely

plain or unattractive in appearance

indigence

poverty

jingoist

an extreme patriot, usually calls for a belligerent foreign policy

migratory

moving from place to place, wandering, transient

obfuscating

confusing, making unclear

proclivity

inclination, tendency

prostration

a stretching out due to lacking vitality and being completely overcome

recalcitrant

very stubborn, refusing to obey, unruly

resolute

characterized by a decided purpose

sectarian

a member of a sect that is a faction with extreme beliefs

stalwart

one who supports a cause with firm partisanship

tacit

understood, silent, not spoken, implicit

transcended

surpassed, exceeded

virtuous

having excellent morals; righteous

whets

stimulates, sharpens

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