SAT Vocab 25

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Antemeridian

Occurring before noon

Antepenultimate

The third from last in a series

Antiquated

Too old to fashionable, suitable, or useful;
Outdated

Aplomb

Absolute self-possession, poise, or self-assurance;
Composure;
Confidence;
Equanimity

Biped

A mammal with two feet

Catholic

Including or concerning all humankind;
Universal;
Broad or wide-ranging in tastes or interests;
Having sympathies with all;
Broad-minded;
Liberal;

Champion

To fight for;
To defend or support with conviction

Diatribe

A thunderous verbal attack

Dither

A state of indecisive agitation;
To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing;
To vacillate

Dulcet

Pleasing to the ear;
Melodious;
Euphonious

Facetious

Cleverly amusing in tone;
Humorous;
Lacking serious intent;
Concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous

Fait Accompli

An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact;
Something already done and beyond alteration

Forlorn

Appearing sad or lonely because of desertion or abandonment;
Forsaken or deprived;
Wretched or pitiful in appearance or condition;
Nearly hopeless;
Desperate

Holistic

Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of tis parts;
Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts

Frenetic

Wildly excited or active;
Frantic;
Frenzied;
Excessively agitated

Hypochondria

The persistent conviction that one is or is likely to become ill, often involving symptoms when illness is neither present nor likely, and persisting despite reassurance and medical evidence to contrary

Illusory

Likely to mislead or deceive;
Deceptive

Inquest

An investigation or examination;
A legal judicial inquiry into a matter usually held before a jury, especially an inquiry into the cause of death

Intransigent

Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position;
Stubbornly refusing to compromise;
Uncompromising;
Unyielding

Luminary

A person who has achieved eminence in a specific field;
A dignitary;
One who is an inspiration to others

Macabre

Gruesome and horrifying;
Ghastly;
Horrible;
Of, pertaining to dealing with, or representing death, esp. its grimmer or uglier aspect

Moot

A hypothetical case argued by law students as an exercise;
Of no practical importance;
Inconsequential;
Irrelevant

Moribund

Not growing or changing;
Without force or vitality;
Stagnant;
At the point of death;
Approaching death;
On the verge of becoming obsolete

Oscillate

To swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm;
To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action

Partisan

A fervent, sometimes militant, supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person or idea;
A member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory;
A guerrilla;
A weapon having a blade with lateral projections mounted on the end of a long shaft, used chiefly in the sixteenth and seventeen centuries

Precipitate

To cause something to happen, especially suddenly or prematurely;
Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation

Quietus

Something that serves to suppress, check, or eliminate;
Release from life;
Death;
A final discharge, as of a duty or debt

Recapitulate

To repeat in concise form;
To make a summary

Remuneration

Something, such as a payment or compensation, for a product, a service or one's time

Riposte

A quick, sharp return in speech or action;
Counter-stroke;
A quick reply to a question or remark;
A rejoinder

Salient

Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;
Prominent

Sanctimonious

Making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, or righteousness;
Feigning piety or righteousness

Sangfroid

Coolness and composure, especially in or under difficult or trying circumstances;
Self-Possessed

Scalawag

A reprobate;
A rascal;
A scoundrel;
A white southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War

Scrupulous

Conscientious and exact;
Painstaking;
Fastidious;
Meticulous;
Characterized by extreme care and great effort;
Arising from a sense of right and wrong;
Principled

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