SAT words 151-175

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machinations

crafty schemes

quandary

a dilemma; predicament

pernicious

very injurious; destructive; deadly

prevaricate

to lie

quagmire

a difficult, precarious position

synergy

the positive energy that results when two different elements are combined

eschew

to abstain from; avoid; engage in abstinence

scintillating

sparkling; dazzling; brillant

pejorative

belittling; disparaging; putting someone down

maxim

a short, concise, wise saying

consensus

a general agreement

contrite

expressing remorse, regret, sorrow for misdeeds

heinous

hatefully evil; abominable

excise

to remove; delete; censure

futile

doomed to failure and therefore pointless

aplomb

poise; confidence; self-assurance

paradigm

a model of thought

innate

inborn; present at birth

penchant

a preference or liking

inured

to become accustomed to accept something undesirable

venerate

to hold in high esteem; respect; honor

enthralled

fascinated; spellbound

subtle

slight; delicate; elusive

sumptuous

very splendid; luxurious; magnificent

cathartic

emotionally cleansing

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