Princton Review SAT words

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pragmatic

practical, sensible, logical

disperage

to belittle

ambivalent

uncertain

embellish

to exaggerate

esoteric

intended for or understood by only a small group

ingenuity

cleverly inventful or resourceful

presume

to take for granted

elitism

to practice of of belief in rule by an entity

forbear

tp refrain from

erratic

unpredictable, irregular, unstable

vendictive

disposed to seek revenge; spiteful

complacency

a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of unpleasent possibilities

anachonism

something that as existing or happening in the wrong time

connoisseur

expert judge in an art or matters of taste

antagonism

actuve hostility or opposition

inquiry

a seeking for information or knowledge

erroneous

containing error

lament

to express grief or a lost

mitigate

to make less severe, intense, or painful

vigor

active strength or force, intensity

reticence

the quality or state of keeping silent

penchant

strong liclination or liking

rouse

to bring or come out of a state if sleep

somber

gloomily dark

admonish

to caution or advise against

anomaly

something abnormal

reverance

a high opinon of something

atypical

not typical

capricious

unpredicatable

ascertain

to find out

magnanimous

courageously or generously noble in heart and in mind

ornate

fancily decorated

anecdote

a short account of an intreresting often biographical incident

incredulous

disinclined or indisposed to believe

belligerant

eager to fight, hostile or aggressive

edify

to instruct and improve

negate

to deny the existance of truth

voracious

craving or consuming large quantities

idiosyncratic

peculiarity, oddity, quirk, characteristic, trait, sigularity

lucid

easily understood

stringent

rigorously binding or exacting

temperment

the combination of mental and emotional traits of a person

tact

skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations

affict

to distress with mental of bodily pain

allege

to assert without proof

personage

a person of distinction or importance

demagogue

an orator or politicial who gains power by arousing people's emotions and prejudices

congenial

agreeable or suitable in nature

deference

respectful yeilding of the opinion or will of another

pretension

a claim to somthing

dilettante

a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject for amusement

equanimity

composure, especially under strain

forebode

to predict, warn, forcast

predilection

a partiality, preferance

knack

a special skill or talent

pacifism

opposition to war or violence

prudent

wise careful showing good judgment

didactic

instructive

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