Official SAT Study Guide Test 3 Words

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abashed

adj. ashamed or sorry

antipodes

n. places on opposite sides of the globe

arduous

adj. hard and difficult

auspicious

adj. fortunate; indicative of a successful outcome

avuncular

adj. acting like an uncle; kindly

axiom

n. something that is taken to be true; basic idea that can't be questioned

bellicose

adj. aggressive

bifurcation

n. division into two

cacophonous

adj. very noisy; unpleasant sounding

cantankerous

adj. irritable and difficult to please

chided

adj. scolded

comely

adj. attractive

convivial

adj. sociable and friendly

deferential

adj. showing respect

deterrent

adj. something that puts one off; a preventive

fathom

v. to work out; understand

fervent

adj. passionate

filial

adj. concerned with the relationship between child and parent

foreboding

n. sense of doom

funerary

adj. concerned with funerals

galvanized

adj. stirred into action; stimulated

haughty

adj. arrogant

impetuous

adj. impulsive

mellifluous

adj. pleasant-sounding

ousted

adj. pushed out of a position

perusal

n. careful reading

presumptuous

adj. assuming too much; arrogant

reticent

adj. shy; unwilling to reveal information

reverential

adj. showing respect

sanctimonious

adj. hypocritically holy; making a pretense of religious feeling

tacit

adj. unspoken; understood even though not expressed in words

nonchalant

adj. assuming an appearance of not caring; indifferent

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