SSAT vocab words

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jeer

to make fun of

jest

to joke

parody

a humorous imitation

recreation

something done for fun; a hobby or game

skit

a short comic scene

adjunct

an accessory, something added on

coalesce

to come together

congeal

to thicken, or chance from liquid to solid

consensus

an agreement

contiguous

lying side by side

fission

a splitting apart

fusion

a joining together

integrate

to bring together and make whole

juxtapose

to place side by side

pact

a formal agreement between two countries; a bargain

rendezvous

a meeting, usually secret

abdicate

to give up power

accord

to be in agreement

allege

to declare that something is true without proof

assess

to evaluate or determine the worth of

condone

to forgive or disregard an offense

conventional

traditional, ordinary

counsel

to advise

debunk

to prove false

decree

an order or a command

inquiry

a request for information

ratify

to approve, usually a law

sustain

to support

ambiguous

unclear

amorphous

without shape

itinerant

nomadic, constantly moving

kinetic

moving

obscure

hidden or dark, hard to see; to hide

remote

far away, distant

writhe

to twist

egress

exit

epoch

a period of time

intangible

not able to be touched or sensed

polymorphous

having many shapes

prolific

fertile, very productive

scull

a small rowboat or an oar for a rowboat

sporadic

having no pattern or order

surrogate

a substitute

variegated

having many parts or colors

akin

related to or alike

amiable

friendly, good-natured

congenial

agreeable

equivalent

equal

extol

to praise

placate

to quiet down, appease

altruistic

doing good for others

aspirant

someone reaching for something

astute

sharp, shrewd

benevolence

goodness

jaunty

self-confident and lively; showy

jovial

jolly and cheerful

tepid

without enthusiasm
lukewarm

tedious

boring

virtuous

possessing moral excellence; ethical

ambivalent

unable to decide

alluring

tempting

adroit

skillful

impudent

disrespectful

renounce

to give something up; to reject

refute

to prove false or deny the truth

rectify

to set right; to correct

lucid

easily understood
sane

benign

kind, gentle; not harmful

belligerent

hostile; war-like

pragmatic

practical

miserly

very cheap; penny-pinching

verbose

long-winded; talkative

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