SAT Vocab.- Communication(1), Decisions(2), Pride (3), Difficult situations (4), Negative Characteristics (5)

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COMMUNICATION

(1)

clarity

(n) clearness in thought or expression

cogent

(adj) convincing; reasonable

coherent

(adjt) logically connected

cohesive

(adj) condition of sticking together

didactic

(adj) intented to instruct

discourse

(n) communication through words or conversation

eloquence

(n) the ability to speak fluently or persuasively

fluid

(adj) easily flowing

lucid

(adj) easily understood; clear

pundit

(n) an authority who expresses his/her opinions

rhetoric

(n) the art of using language effectively and persuasively

assertion

(n) a declaration or statement

DECISIONS

(2)

arbiter

(n) a judge who decides a disputed issue

exculpate

(v) to free from guild or blame

impartial

(adj) unbiased

incontrovertible

(adj) indisputable; can't be questioned

integrity

(n) trustworthiness; wholeness

jurisprudence

(n) the philosophy or science of law

objectivity

(n) treating facts with an unbiased manner

penitent

(adj) feeling bad for one's wrongdoings

substantiated

(adj) supported with proof; verified

vindicated

(adj) freed from blame

contemptuous

(adj) feeling hatred; scornful

despotic

(adj) tyrannical

dictatorial

(adj) oppressively overbreaing

disdain

(n) contempt; scorn (v) to treat with contempt

haughty

(adj) arrogant; vainly proud

imperious

(adj) arrogantly overbearing

patronizing

(adj) treating in a condescending manner

Difficult situations

4

convoluted

(adj) intricate; complex

cryptic

(adj) difficult to comprehend

futile

(adj) pointless

impede

(v) to slow the progress of

obscure

(adj) relatively unknown (v) to conceal

quandary

(n) a state of perplexity or uncertainty

Negative Characteristics

5

dilatory

(adj) habitually late (procrastinative)

indolent

(adj) lazy

insipid

(adj) boring

listless

(adj) lacking energy

torpor

(n) laziness; dullness

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