Cario SAT 2013-2014 Final exam

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COPIOUS

abundant; plentiful

TENACIOUS

tough; stubborn

SURREPTITIOUS

acting in secret; sly manner

VORACIOUS

eager to consume great amounts of food

OFFICIOUS

interfering; offering unwanted advice

SCRUPULOUS

careful of small details, honest

PIOUS

devout or virtuous; holy

GREGARIOUS

sociable

ONEROUS

troublesome or burdensome

SPURIOUS

not genuine; false

ATTRITION

a gradual reduction or weakening

EDIFICATION

enlighten; instruct

ABLUTION

a cleansing with water

ELOCUTION

the art of public speaking

WRITHE

to twist or bending in pain

PEDESTRIAN

ordinary; moving on feet

CARRION

dead and rotting flesh

PINION

to bind the wings; to confine

AMBIVALENCE

indecision

KISMET

fate

TERSE

to the point; concise

COERCE

to force someone by threatening

DIVERSE

different; varied

ABATE

to reduce

ABIDE

to remain; continue; stay; endure

GAMBIT

to take a risk for some advantage

JAUNT

a short pleasure trip

FRANK

marked by free and sincere expression

LITHE

bending easily and gracefully

AESTHETIC

having to do with artistic beauty

DEPLOY

to arrange strategically

CAVALIER

carefree and nonchalant

EGG

to encourage or incite to action

METE

to distribute by measure; to allot

NULLIFY

to make useless; cancel

EMBROIL

to involve in argument or hostile action

WAFFLE

to speak or write evasively

ASCRIBE

to attribute to a specific cause

ENHANCE

to improve; to intensify

IMPAIR

to diminish, as in strength

GULLIBLE

easily cheated or fooled

MAWKISH

excessively sentimental

RAFFISH

cheaply vulgar in appearance; disreputable

CONTINUUM

a continuous whole

TRAVAIL

strenuous labor or effort

INTREPID

fearless; bold

LANGUID

lacking energy; weak

EXODUS

a mass departure

INFLUX

a mass arrival or incoming

ABASH

to make ashamed or uneasy

INCESSANT

nonstop

LATENT

laying hidden; potential

ELOQUENT

extremely expressive in speech

DIFFIDENT

lacking self-confidence; timid

MALCONTENT

dissatisfied; unhappy person

EMINENT

standing out, renowned

WINCE

to flinch; to shrink back

PRUDENT

cautious; good judgment

AUGMENT

to make or become greater

EBULLIENCE

enthusiastic

RHETORIC

over elaborate language or speech

DOGMATIC

an arrogant assertion of opinions

PHILIPPIC

insulting language; a tirade

PANDEMIC

widespread; general

IDYLLIC

something naturally peaceful

CRYPTIC

having a hidden meaning

CHOLERIC

hot-tempered; quick to anger

PECCADILLO

a minor offense

EMPHATIC

forcibly expressive

LOGISTICS

managing the details of an operation

CIRCUMSPECT

cautious

ABSTRACT

difficult to understand

DEFUNCT

dead or inactive

SUCCINCT

brief and to the point

PALPABLE

capable of being touched or felt

ACCOUNTABLE

responsible

OSTENSIBLE

offered as genuine or real

PLIABLE

receptive to change; easily bent

ADROIT

skillful; deft

BAUBLE

a small, inexpensive trinket

SKULLDUGGERY

trickery

ANCILLARY

providing assistance

SEDENTARY

characterized by sitting; little exercise

CURSORY

rapid and superficial

PREDATORY

victimizing or destroying others

SYMMETRY

exact form of sides of a line

TAWDRY

gaudy and cheap in appearance

AMBULATORY

capable of walking

IDOLATRY

excessive devotion to something

PECUNIARY

consisting of or relating to money

PANORAMA

unbroken view of a wide area

SAGA

long story

PLETHORA

superabundance

GRADIENT

a rate of inclination; a slope

ADHERENT

a follower of a leader; supporter

VENT

outlet; to release

PRESENTIMENT

premonition; a sense that something is going to occur

ARMAMENT

military supplies and weapons

CORPULENT

fat; obese

CIRCUMVENT

to surround; enclose

ATONE

to make amends

DEVOID

entirely without

REPLETE

full to the utmost; gorged

MAMMOTH

huge; gigantic

BALEFUL

threatening; hurtful

DIMINUTION

the act or process of diminishing

ETHEREAL

very light, airy; heavenly

PURBLIND

having poor vision; nearly blind

LACKADAISICAL

showing lack of interest

BLAND

lacking flavor or zest; dull

CASCADE

a waterfall

PALISADE

fortification in the ground; extended cliff

FUSILLADE

a rapid outburst or barrage

PARABLE

a simple story illustrating a lesson

PARADIGM

a pattern that serves as a model

PATRIARCH

the leader of a family

MALADROIT

clumsy; inept

MALAISE

bodily discomfort; beginning of an illness

MALICE

intention to harm others

MALODOR

a bad odor

PARAGON

a model of excellence

STRIFE

bitter conflict; fight

APPEASE

to soothe; to pacify

LAMPOON

light, good humored satire

BOON

a timely benefit; a blessing

POLTROON

a coward

BRAZEN

bold, shameless

CONUNDRUM

a dilemma

COVERT

secret; hidden; concealed

BOOTLEG

to smuggle

DIATRIBE

a bitter verbal attack

OFFAL

waste parts; rubbish

PARLEY

a conference, especially between enemies

FRAY

fight or scuffle; brawl

LAMBASTE

to assault violently

CATACLYSM

a violent upheaval

ESCAPADE

an adventurous unconventional act

ESCHEW

to avoid or shun

RANSACK

to search thoroughly; pillage

CAMARADERIE

comradeship; friendship

ICONOCLAST

one who attacks popular ideas

SAGE

a person of wisdom

NEMESIS

an opponent that cannot be beaten

DOLT

a stupid person

CLONE

an exact duplicate

CARNIVORE

a flesh-eating animal

DESPOT

an absolute ruler

COURIER

a messenger

SPECTER

a ghost

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