SAT 1000 most common words (P 751-800)

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plenitude

an abundance

pliable

flexible

plethora

an abundance, excess

poignant

deeply affecting, moving

polemic

an aggressive argument against a specific opinion

portent

an omen

potable

suitable for drinking

potentate

one who has great power, ruler

pragmatic

practical

precipice

the face of a cliff, a steep or overhanging place

preclude

to prevent

precocious

advanced, developing ahead of time

predilection

a preference or inclination for something

preponderance

superiority in importance or quantity

prepossessing

occupying the mind to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings

presage

an omen

prescient

to have foreknowledge of events

prescribe

to lay down a rule

presumptuous

disrespectfully bold

pretense

an appearance or action intended to deceive

primeval

original, ancient

privation

lacking basic necessity

probity

virtue, integrity

proclivity

a strong inclination towards something

procure

to obtain, acquire

profane

lewd, indecent

profligate

dissolute, extravagant

profuse

plentiful, abundant

promulgate

to proclaim, make known

propagate

to multiply, spread out

propensity

an inclination, preference (to bad things)

propitious

favorable

propriety

the quality or state of being proper, decent

prosaic

plain, lacking liveliness

proscribe

to condemn, outlaw

protean

able to change shape, displaying a great variety

prowess

extraordinary ability

prudence

cautious, circumspect

prurient

eliciting or possessing an extraordinary interest in sex

puerile

juvenile, immature

pugnacious

quarrelsome, combative

pulchritude

physical beauty

punctilious

eager to follow rules or conventions

pungent

having a pointed, sharp quality (smell)

punitive

involving punishment

putrid

1.rotten, foul,decayed smell (corpse, rotten egg) 2.very unpleasant or unattractive

quagmire

a difficult situation

quaint

charmingly old fashioned

quandary

a perplexed, unresolved state

quell

to control or diffuse a potentially explosive situation

condiments

A substance, such as a relish, vinegar, or spice, used to flavor or complement food.

integrity

1.the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change 2.the quality of being whole and complete 3.(artistic/professional X)someone's high artistic standards or standards of doing their job and their determination not to lower those standards

racketeer

a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money

lewd

(of behavior, speech, dress, suggestion, etc.) obvious and rude way

dissolute

living in a way that other people strongly disapprove of; immoral

extravagant

spending, using or doing more than necessary in an uncontrolled way

demise

1.death 2.the end of something that was previously considered to be powerful, such as a business, industry or system

brawl

a noisy, rough, uncontrolled fight

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