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Words 1-60 on Princeton Review SAT words

candid

completely honest; frank

conjecture

guesswork

didactic

instructive

effusive

overflowing

euphemism

vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term. being "nice"

extrapolate

to estimate by extending known information

incoherent

lacking cohesion or connection

insinuate

to imply stealthily

loquacious

very talkative

lucid

clear

rhetoric

using language effectively and persuasively

acumen

keenness of judgment or insight

adroit

dexterous

ascertain

to find out through experimentation

astute

clever

circumspect

discreet, careful

disseminate

to scatter widely

erudition

extensive learning

pedantic

excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules

perspicacious

clear-sighted

pragmatic

practical

precocious

exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or maturity

prolific

very productive

prospectus

formal proposal

rudimentary

basic, elementary

abstruse

difficult to understand

callous

unfeeling

convoluted

complex

disaffected

having lost faith; discontent

enigma

a puzzle

inscrutable

impossible to understand

reticent

reserved

staid

unemotional; serious

arcane

understood by only a few

assimilate

to make similar

autonomy

independence

cosmopolitan

worldly

derivative (n)

something that comes from another source

esoteric

intended for or understood by only a small group

gaffe

a clumsy social error

idiosyncrasy

characteristic peculiar to an individual or group

insular

isolated

orthodox

traditional

potentate

monarch

castigate

to scold

censure

to issue official blame

denounce

to condemn openly

reclusive

seeking or preferring isolation

relinquish

to give up

renounce

to give up (title)

vituperative

marked by harshly abusive criticism

circumscribe

to draw a circle around; to restrict

contiguous

touching

conciliatory

appeasing

credible

plausible

exonerate

to free from blame

incontrovertible

indisputable

indict

to officially charge with a crime

litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits

partisan (adj)

devotion to a specific party or group

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