SAT Vocab 7

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afresh

again; with a new approach

afterthought

added thought or statement

anterior

placed in front; earlier

antiquated

very old; outdated

antiquity

something very old; ancient times

antiquarian

relating to ancient objects; an expert on ancient objects

archaic

outdated; old

archetype

original model that inspired similar things; ideal example

augur

one who predicts the future

auspicious

favorable; indicating future success

avant-garde

radically new or original

befall

to happen to

belated

late

bout

contest between opponents; period of time

brevity

briefness

bygone

of the past; no longer existing

callow

immature; inexperienced

capricious

changeable; fickly

caprice

sudden change; whim

careen

to swerve to one side; to rush recklessly

cessation

ending

anachronistic

placed incorrectly in time

anachronism

incorrect placement in ime

concomitant

happening at the same time

contemporaneous

existing at the same time

undercurrent

force or emotion under the surface

cursory

brief; not thorough

curt

rudely abrupt

cyclical

moving in cycles or repeated sequences

dawdle

to waste time; to move slowly

dilatory

slow; delaying; procrastinating

ensue

to follow or result from

eon

very long period

ephemeral

short-lived

epoch

period of history

episodic

occasional; in episodes

erratic

unsteady

expedite

to speed up the process; to make more efficient

expedient

practical; convenient

expeditious

efficient; speedy

extant

still in existence; not extinct

extemporize

to speak or perform without preparation

extemporaneous

performed without preparation

fatalism

belief that people cannot control or change their lives

fickle

often changing; not loyal

finale

big ending

fledgling

inexperienced person; young bird

fleet

group of ships or other vehicles; moving quickly

fleeting

passing quickly; short-lived

foreboding

sense of future trouble; dread

forego

to go before

forerunner

something that comes before

forestall

thinking beforehand

forgo/forego

to do without; to give up

forthcoming

about to happen; open, honest

fortuitous

accidental; lucky

fountainhead

beginning; origin

genesis

beginning; origin

habituation

getting used to something; dependence, addiction

halting

stopping; hesitating

harbinger

sign or omen; messenger

hasten

to speed up

haste

hurry

hectic

very busy and rushed

heretofore

until now

hiatus

break; pause

hitherto

until now

holdover

leftover from an earlier time

immediacy

speed; urgency; direct relevance

imminent

about to happen

impending

about to happen

inception

beginning

indelible

permanent; not erasable

inert

unable to move; inactive

inertia

tendency to remain inactive or avod change

instantaneous

immediate

interlude

episode or break between two parts

intermittent

stopping and starting; not continuous

jaunt

a short trip

jaunty

lighthearted; stylish

lapse

slight error; backsliding; passage of time

latter

occurring later in time; the second of two things mentioned

mode

method; style

outmoded

no longer usable

moratorium

official delay; period of inactivity

motif

central theme; repeated design or pattern

myopic

shortsighted; unable to plan ahead

neophyte

beginner; inexperienced person

newfangled

new, trendy

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