SAT "Hit Parade: Week Five"

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Brevity

the quality or state of being brief in duration

Expedient

appropriate to a purpose; convenient; speedy

Transient

passing quickly in time or space

Augment

to make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

Bolster

to hearten, support

Burgeon

to grow and flourish

Copious

plentiful, having a large quantity

Distend

to swell out or expand from internal pressure, as when overly full

Grandiose

great in scope or intent; grand

Prodigious

enormous

Profundity

great depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning

Redouble

to make twice as great; to double

Scintillating

brilliant

Averse

strongly disinclined

Conspicuous

easy to notice; obvious

Demure

modest and reserved

Diffidence

timidity or shyness

Docile

willing to be taught

Innocuous

having no adverse effect; harmless

Placid

calm or quiet; undisturbed

Quiescent

quiet, still, or at rest; inactive

Concord

agreement

Concur

to agree

Dogmatic

stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs

Fastidious

carefully attentive to detail; difficult to please

Intransigence

refusal to moderate a position or to compromise

Jocular

characterized by or given to joking

Meticulous

extremely careful or precise

Affable

easy-going; friendly

Alacrity

promptness in response; cheerful readiness; eager

Amiable

friendly; good-natured

Benign

kind and gentle

Sanguine

cheerfully confident; optimistic

Belligerent

hostile or aggresive

Byzantine

extremely complicated or devious

Cantankerous

ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable

Contentious

quarrelsome

Deleterious

having a harmful effect

Exacerbate

to increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of

Flippant

disrespectfully humorous or casual

Insolent

insulting in manner or speech

Nefarious

flagrantly wicked; vicious

Pernicious

extremely or irrevocably harmful; deadly

Rancorous

marked by bitter, deep-seated ill-will

Repugnant

arousing disgust or aversion; offensive

Tawdry

gaudy and cheap

Arboreal

relating to trees

Invocation

a call (usually upon a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration

Stratify

to layer or separate into layers

Variegated

having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored

Verdant

green with vegetation

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