Kaplan SAT Vocab #301-337

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tautological

(adj) having to do with needless repetition, redundant

tawdry

cheap, showy and flashy but lacking in good taste

temerity

unreasonable or foolhardy disregard for danger, recklessness

tenacious

persistent, stubbornly unyielding, tough, resolute

tenuous

having little substance or strength, flimsy, weak

terse

concise, brief, free of extra words

toady

(n) one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors

tortuous

having many twists and turns, highly complex

tout

to praise or publicize loudly and extravangantly

transient

temporary, short-lived, passing with time ("a ____ life moving from place to place)

transitory

short-lived, existing only briefly

trounce

to beat severely, to defeat

truculent

disposed to fight, belligerent

turgid

swollen as from a fluid, bloated

tutelage

guardianship, guidance

unconscionable

unscrupulous, shockingly fair or unjust

unfrock

to dethrone, especially of priestly power

usury

the practice of lending money at exorbitant (unreasonably high) rates

variegated

varied, marked with different colors

vehemently

marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convinctions

veritable

being without question [often used figuratively: "she was a __ encyclopedia"], authentic; genuine

vernal

relating to spring, fresh

vicariously

experiencing something by imagined participation in another's experience, to live through another's experience

vim

vitality and energy

vindicate

to clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

vituperate

to abuse verbally, berate

vociferous

loud, noisy

volley

a flight of missiles, round of gunshots

wan

sickly pale

wax

to increase gradually, to begin to be

wily

clever, deceptive

winsome

charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)

worst

to gain the advantage over, to defeat

wry

bent or twisted in shape or condition; dryly humorous, sarcastic or mocking

yen

a strong desire, craving

zenith

point of culmination, peak

zephyr

a gentle breeze

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