basic word sat 5-10

126 terms by mina501 

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

autonomous

self-governing.

autopsy

examination of a dead body

avarice

greediness for wealth

averse

reluctant

aversion

firm dislike

avert

prevent; turn aside

avid

greedy; eager for

awe

solemn wonder

babble

chatter idly.

badger

pester; annoy; harass

baffle

flustrate; perplex

balk

foil or thwart; stop short; refuse to go on.

banal

hacknayed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality.

bane

cause of ruin; curse

bastion

stronghold; something seen as a source of protection

begrudge

resent

beguile

mislead or delude; cheat; pass time.

belie

contradict; give a false impression of

benefactor

gift giver; patron

beneficial

helpful; advantageous; useful

beneficiary

person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will

benevolent

generous; charitable

benign

kndly;favorable; not malignant

bestial

adj.beastlike;brutal

bestow

v.confer

betray

v. be unfaithful; reveal

biased

adj.slanted; prejudiced

bizarre

adj. fantastic; violently contrasting

bland

adj. soothing; mild; dull

blandishment

n. flattery

blare

n. loud, harsh roar; screech

blasphemy

n. irreverence; acrilege; cursing

blatant

adj. flagrant; conspicuiously obvious; loudly offensive.

blithe

adj. gay, joyous; carefree.

bloat

v. expand or swell(with water or air); puff up with conceit.

boisterous

adj. rough and noisy; rowdy; stormy

bolster

v. support; reinforce

boon

n. blessing; benefit

boundless

adj. unlimited; cast.

bountiful

adj. abundant; graciously generous.

bourgeois

adj. middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

boycott

v.refrain from buying or using

brackish

adj. somewhat salty.

brandish

v. wave around; flourish

breach

n. breaking of contract or duty; fissure; gap.

brevity

n. conciseness

brine

n. salt water; sea water

brittle

adj. easily broken; difficult.

brochure

n. pamphlet

brusque

adj. blunt; abrupt

bungle

v. mismanage; blunder.

buoyant

adj. able to float; cheerful and optimistc

burgeon

v. bloom; develop rapidly; flourish.

bustle

v. move about energetically; teem

buttress

v. support or prop up

cajole

v. coax; wheedle.

calamity

n. disater; misery

calligraphy

n. beautiful writing; excellent penmanship.

callous

adj. hardened; unfeeling.

camaraderie

n. good-fellowship

candor

n. frankness; open honesty.

canine

adj. related to dogs; doglike.

cant

n. insincere, hypocritical speech; "pious" talk; jargon of thieves.

capricious

adj. unpredictable; frickle.

caption

n. title; chapter heading; text under illustration

captivate

v. charm; fascinate

cardiac

adj. pertaining to the heart.

caricature

n. distortion; burlesque

carping

adj. finding fault.

caste

n. one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige.

castigation

v. punishment, severe criticism.

casualty

n. serious or fatal accident.

catacomb

n. subterranean cemetry; underground passageway.

catastrophe

n. calamity; disaster

caustic

adj. burning; sarcastically biting.

cede

v. yield (title, territory)to; surrender fromally.

censor

n. inspector everseeing public morals; official who prevents publication of offensive material.

censure

v. blame; criticize.

cerebral

adj. pertaining to the brain or intellect.

cessation

n. stopping

chafe

v. warm by rubbing; make sore(by rubbing)

chaff

n. husks and atems left over when grain has been threshed; worthless.

chagrin

n. vexation(caused by humiliation or injuted pride); disppointment.

chameleon

n. lizard that chages color in different situations.

chaotic

adj. in utter disorder.

charlatan

n. quack; pretender to knowledge.

chary

adj. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chasm

n. abyss

chastise

v. punish physically; scold verbally

chauvinist

n. blindly devoted patriot

chicanery

n. trickery, deception

choreography

n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances

chronic

adj.long established (as a disease)

chronicle

v, report; recorde(in chronological order)

circumscribe

v. limit;confine

circumspect

adj. prudent; cautious

cit

v. quote; refrer to; commend

clairvoyant

n. having foresight; fortune teller

cladestine

adj. secret

claustrophobia

n. fear of being shut in

clemency

n.disposition to be leninent; mindless, as of the weather

cliche

n. phrase dulled in meaning by repetition

climactic

adj. relating to the highest point

clique

n. small exclusive group

coalesce

v. combine; fuse

coalition

n.association; union

cogitate

v. think over

coincidence

n. two or more things occurring at the same time by chance

collaborate

work together

colossal

adj.huge

collusion

n. conspiring in a fraudulent scheme

comedy

adj. attractive; agreeable

commiserate

v. feel or express pity or simpathy for

compact

adj. tightly packed; firm; brief

compact

n.agreement; contract

comparable

adj.similar

compatible

adj. harmonious; in harmony with

compile

v.assemble; gather;accumulate

complacent

adj.self-satisfied; smug

complement

v. complete; make perfect

compliance

n.readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirements

component

n. element; ingredient

composure

n.mental calmness

compress

v. close;squeeze; contract

compromise

v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of

compute

v.reckon;calculate

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set