9th Grade SAT Vocab Lessons 1-7

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9th Grade SAT Vocab Lessons 1-7

ambiguous

having more than one meaning, unclear or uncertain

amulet

a charm or ornament worn to protect against evil

baleful

destructive; deadly

boisterous

rowdy, rough and stormy

calamity

a serious event causing distress and misfortune

ebullient

overflowing with excitement

engrossed

completely occupied or absorbed

enmity

absolute hatred

entreaty

a plea, an earnest request

feint

a false appearance

obsequious

overly attentive

penury

extreme poverty

perjury

false testimony under oath

posterity

future generations, all descendants of a person

prostration

a stretching out due to lacking vitality

rancor

bitter deep-seated ill will enmity

supple

easily bent, elastic, pliable

vexation

discomfort or distress

virtuous

having excellent morals, righteous

wanton

immoral

acuity

sharpness of perception

ascend

to move upward, to rise from a lower station

augment

to make greater or to supplement

disparage

to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner

dissemble

to disguise, to pretend

inauspicious

unfavorable

inundate

to flood, to overflow

lament

to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner

prate

to talk idly or foolishly at great length

quench

to extinguish; to put out; to relieve with liquid

antipathy

a dislike, distaste, or enmity

blunderbuss

a clumsy and person

compatriot

a fellow countryman

conflagration

a large fire

edifice

a very large building

juncture

a point of joining

magnate

a person of power and influence

malady

a disease or unwholesome condition

potentate

a monarch, very powerful ruler, sovereign

stealthy

acting in a secret and sneaky way

corroboration

confirmation

deference

courteous, going along with the opinion of another

desolate

deserted, without inhabitants

despondency

depression, dejection

expeditious

done with speed and efficiency

ingenuity

cleverness

morose

being sullen or gloomy

obscure

difficult to see, vague

serene

calm placid

supplication

begging, humbly asking for a favor

ardent

expressing strong feelings, impassioned

auspicious

favorable

docile

easily managed, obedient

evanescent

fleeting impermanent

execrable

extremely bad, deserving of hate

florid

flowery, flushed with color

levity

excessive frivolity

precocious

exceptionally early in development or occurrence

sublime

exalted, noble, uplifted

trepidation

fear, trembling, agitation

affable

friendly, courteous, amiable

demented

insane

implacable

incapable of being appeased

incorrigible

incapable of being reformed or improved

infallible

incapable of error

infamous

having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad

irresolute

indecisive, unsure of how to proceed

magnanimity

having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit

peevish

fretful, obstinate

vehement

forcefully expressing emotion or conviction

blasphemous

irreverent, profane

disdain

intense dislike; to treat with scorn and contempt, to reject as unworthy

insolence

insulting or contemptuous behavior

modicum

limited quality

plaintive

mournful and expressing sorrow

prattle

meaningless sounds, babble

provincial

lacking sophistication, narrow minded

slothful

lazy, indolent

slovenly

messy, untidy, careless

unfathomable

incapable of being understood

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