Kaplan SAT Vocab #251-300

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pundit

one who gives opinions in an authoritative manner

purloin

to steal

purport

to profess (claim openly but often/esp falsely that one has (a quality or feeling))

rankle

to cause anger and irritation

rapacious

excessively greedy

rapt

deeply absorbed

rarefy

to make rare, thing or less dense

raze

to tear down, demolish

recidivism

a tendency to relapse into a previous behavior, especially criminal behavior

relegate

to send into exile, banish, assign

remuneration

payment for goods or services or to recompense for losses, compensation

replete

abundantly supplied, complete

repose

relaxation, leisure

reprove

to criticize or correct, usually in a gentle manner

requite

to return or repay

rescind

to repeal, cancel

resplendent

splendid, brilliant

revile

to criticize with harsh language, to abuse verbally

rhetoric

the art of speaking or writing effectively

rife

abundant, prevalent, especially to an increasing degree, filled with

rostrum

an elevated platform for public speaking

sacrilegious

impious, disrespectful towards holy things

salacious

appealing to sexual desire

salient

prominent, thrusting itself into attention

sanctimonious

feigning piety or righteousness, having a "holier-than-thou" attitude yet being hypocritical in this sense (fake devoutness)

saturnine

cold and steady in mood, gloomy, slow to act

scrupulous

acting in strict regard for what is considered proper, exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled

seamy

morally degraded, unpleasant, squalid; dirty, sketchy, seedy

sedition

behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state

seminal

influential in an original way, providing a basis for further development, creative

sequester

to set apart, seclude, isolated

seraphic

angelic, sweet

simian

apelike, relating to apes

sinecure

a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work

sobriquet

a nickname

sojourn

a temporary stay, visit

solicitous

anxious, concerned; full of desire, eager, showing hovering attentiveness

sophomoric

exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgement

specious

having the ring of truth but actually being untrue; deceptively attractive

sportive

frolicsome, playful, athletic

stint

to be sparing or frugal; to restrict with respect to a share or allowance

stipulate

to specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement or offer

stringent

imposing severe, rigorous standards

subterranean

hidden, secret, underground

sully

to tarnish, taint

supersede

to cause to be set aside; to force out of use as inferior, replace

supplant

to replace by force, to take the place of, syn with supersede?

surmount

to conquer, overcome

sybarite

a person devoted to pleasure and luxury

tactile

producing a sensation of touch

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