SSAT Prep

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Abase

to hummilate

Abdicate

to give up

abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

agility

to move quickly and easily; nimbleness of body or mind

abhor

to hate

allude

to refer to casually or indirectly

adulation

praise or flattery that is excessive

affront

insult

apathy

in, lack of emotion or interest

apex

the highest point, tip

arduos

hard or difficult, tiresome

avarice

extreme greed for material wealth

beseech

to beg

bovine

Resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

cacophony

harsh sound

capitulate

to surrender

citadel

fortress

conjecture

to guess; to suppose

corpulent

fat

dearth

scarecity

debacle

a complete falure

debauchery

corruption

Deference

respect

demure

shy

despot

a ruler

digress

to wander

disparage

to belittle

dogmatic

arrogant

duplicacy

deception

elixir

cure-all drink

emulate

to try equal

enroach

to advance beyond proper limits

entreaty

plea

epoch

partucular peice of history

extol

to praise highly

facile

easy

feign

to pretend

gamut

the entire range of somthing

gird

the entre range of something

goad

to urge on or spur

gratis

free

haven

a shelter

heresy

anti-religous opinion

impasse

dead end; difficult situation

inherint

inborn

innocuous

harmless

jargon

meeningless talk; gibberish

loquatious

talkitive

moot

debatable

myrad

a very great number

odious

hateful: disgusting

onslaught

an attack

panacea

a cure all

patriarch

father, ruler of a family tribe

peevish

fretful

piety

respect for God

potpourrie

mixture

prevaricate

to tell a lie

purport

to give the appearance of

probe

to examine thoroughly

purport

to give the appearance of

rancor

hatred

qualm

misgiving or doublt

rapture

overwhelming joy

rash

hasty

reciprocal

interchangeable

remiss

negligent

refute

to disprove

reproach

to blame

scathing

bitterly sever

sedentary

inactive

sentinel

guard

specter

ghost

statute

law

swathe

to wrap

tacit

silent

tawny

yellowish-brown, the tawny horse

temporal

temporary

tenacious

tough, outlasting,

terse

brief

titanic

gigantic

tumult

disorderly commotion

undulate

to move in waves

vicarious

substitute,

vigilant

watchful. we are vigilant at making sure we understand vocab for the ssat

vindictiive

vengeful

visage

face appearance

voracious

very greedy, after fasting for the day, she has a voracioius apetite

wan

pale

windfall

unexpedted good fortune. The Christmas check was a windfall

zealot

fanatic

zenith

highest point

labyrinth

maze

laud

praise

meticulous

very careful and precise. Ellen must be meticulous with her homework to receive an A:)

obsolete

outdated, no longer in use. a typewriter is obsolete

ominous

threating. Those black clouds over the water look ominous

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