SAT Vocab 4

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aberrant

abnormal

aberration

abnormality

adamant

extremely stubborn; unyielding

afflict

to make suffer, harm

affliction

pain or suffering

agitate

to disturb

altercation

angry argument

amiss

wrong

antagonize

to oppose; to anger

antagonism

opposition, conflict

antagonist

opponent, rival

antithesis

direct opposite

arcant

mysterious; secret

assail

to attack

assailant

attacker

assailable

vulnerable

assault

to attack physically or verbally

avent

to get revenge for

vengeance

revenge

vengeful

seeking revenge

baffle

to confuse; to puzzle

barrage

an overwhelming, heavy attack or shower

belie

to contradict, give a false impression of

bellicose

argumentative; warlike

belligerent

argumentative; warlike

betray

to be disloyal

bewilder

to confuse

bicker

to argue about unimportant things

blitz

to attack suddenly and violently

brandish

to shake or wave in a threatening way

brawl

fight

browbeat

to intimidate, bully

brusque

rudely abrupt

cacophony

harsh, inharmonious sound

cacophonous

harsh-sounding

calamity

disaster

cantankerous

bad-tempered; quarrelsome

clamor

to make noise, demand loudly

clash

o conflict

cleave

to cut or split

coerce

to force

coercion

force

coercive

forcing

combat

to fight against

combatant

fighter

combative

eager to fight

conceal

to hide

concealment

secrecy; hiding

confront

to meet head on; to oppose

confrontational

starting fights; argumentative

congested

crowded, clogged

contend

to compete, argue

contention

competition; argument

contentious

argumentative

contest

to argue, challenge

incontestable

unquestionable

contradict

to go against, to oppose

contradictory

conflicting

contrast

difference; opposition

contravene

to go against

controvertible

questionable, disputable

incontrovertible

unquestionable; definite

conundrum

puzzling problem or riddle

convoluted

hard to understand; complicated

counter

to oppose

crass

crude or rude; unrefined

cryptic

hidden; secret

daunt

to intimidate, overwhelm

dauntless

fearless, unable to be discouraged

debacle

complete failure or disaster

defect

to leave one side for another; flaw or problem

defector

one who joins the enemy

defective

flawed, broken

deleterious

harmful

delirious

feverish; confused

delirium

fever; confusion

demur

to object; to refuse

demurral

objection; refusal

depreive

to prevent from having; to take away

deprivation

lack of something desired or needed

dichotomy

division into two opposing parts

dichotomous

two-part; contradictory

dire

horrible; extremely urgent

disconcert

to disturb; to confuse

discontent

dissatisfaction

malcontent

one who is never satisfied; a rebel

discord

disagreement

discordant

disagreeing; conflicting

discrepancy

inconsistency; difference

disjoint

to disconnect

disparate

different

dispel

to drive away; to make disappear

dispirited

discouraged; depressed

dispute

to argue, debate

disputant

one who argues

indisputable

impossible to doubt or question

dissemble

to create a false appearance; to deceive

dissent

to disagree

dissension

disagreement

dissonance

lack of harmony; disagreement

divisive

creating separation or division

indivisible

unable to be divided

drastic

extreme

dubious

doubtful

indubitable

certain; definite

duplicity

deception

duplicitous

deceptive; two-faced

eerie

mysterious, creepy

efface

to erase, destroy

self-effacement

modesty, humility

effrontery

open rudeness

embroil

to drag into an argument; to entangle

encroach

to intrude

encumber

to weigh down, hinder

encumbrance

burden; hindrance

unencumbered

free from burden

enforce

to force, ensure obedience

enigma

confusing puzzle; mysterious person

enigmatic

mysterious; unclear

esoteric

understood by only a few people; mysterious

exacting

demanding, severe

extirpate

to destroy totally

faction

a group of people within a larger group

feral

wild; untamed

ferocious

extremely savage, fierce

feocity

fierceness

fiasco

complete failure

finagle

to get by using trickery

flagrant

shocking; open and shameless

flaunt

to show off

flout

to reject or disobey openly

forfeit

to be forced to give up

fractious

disobedient; unruly

fray

a noisy fight

frenetic

very agitated; frantic

friction

rubbing; conflict

gall

nerve; boldness

glare

to stare angrily

glaring

obvious

grate

to irritate; to make sound by scraping

grating

irritating; harsh-sounding

guile

dishonesty; deception

hamper

to get in the way of; to hinder

heresy

a belief that goes against traditional beliefs

heretic

one who rejects traditional beliefs

heretical

contrary to accepted beliefs

iconoclast

one who attacks established beliefs; rebel

iconoclastic

going against established beliefs

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