SAT Vocab 9

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abstruse

hard to understand

accost

to approach and speak to aggressively

adage

old saying; proverb

albeit

althought

allege

to state without proof; to accuse

allegation

unproven accusation

analogue

something comparable

analogous

similar; parallel

anecdote

a short and amusing story

anecdotal

story-like; based on limited experience

aphorism

a short, wise saying

appellation

a name or title

attest

to state as true

avos

to declare openly; to admit

disavow

to deny responsibility for

banter

to talk jokingly

bard

a poet

bombast

pompous speech

bombastic

speaking pompously

broach

to begin to talk about; to open

burlesque

play or literary work that uses mocking imitation; to ridicule by mocking

byline

writer's name at beginning of article

cajole

to persuade through flattery

cajolery

persuasive flattery

reclaim

to rescue, bring back

reclamation

restoration to usefulness or productivity

declaim

to make a formal or passionate speech

cogent

persuasive, convincing

cohere

to come together; to make sense

coherent

logical; clear

cohesive

holding together; logical

colloquial

using common, informal speech

construe

to interpret, understand meaning

misconstrue

to misinterpret

counsel

to guide; to advise

dialect

regional version of a language

denote

to indicate; to mean literally

denotation

indication; literal meaning

dictum

a formal statement of opinion

didactic

intending to teach; preachy

digress

to go off topic; to ramble

discursive

wandering from one topic to another

doggerel

a comic poem

elliptical

oval; using very few words; vague

elocution

art of speaking well, especially in public

elocutionist

a strong public speaker

circumlocution

roundabout way of speaking

grandiloquence

arrogant speech; speech full of big words

interlocution

conversation

interlocutor

someone who takes part in a conversation

loquacious

talkative

loquacity

talkativeness

elucidate

to make clear

pellucid

transparent; clear

emend

to correct a text

emphatic

expressed with stress; forceful

epigram

a short, witty saying

epistle

a letter

epistolary

related to letter

equivocate

to be intentionally unclear

equivocal

doubtful; uncertain

equivocation

deliberate vagueness

unequivocal

definite, leaving no doubt

erudition

knowledge acquired through study

erudite

scholarly; learned

euphemism

word used to replace an offensive term

exhort

to urge strongly

exhortation

a strong urging

expository

giving information; explaining meaning

expound

to explain in detail

garble

to mix up; to make hard to understand

garrulous

overly talkative

gibber

to talk nonsense

glib

slick (as in speech); superficial

hackneyed

cliched; overused

idiomatic

particular to a certain language

ineffable

unable to be expressed in words

inflection

change in vocal pitch or tone

inquiry/enquiry

investigation

inquire/enquire

to investigate; to question

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