SAT Prep Vocab Lesson 2

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bellicose

(adj.) of a quarrelsome of hostile nature; eager to fight; warlike

benevolent

(adj.) doing or inclined to do good; kindle; charitable

cacophony

(n.) harsh, jarring sound or combination of sounds

capitulate

(v.) to surrender; give up

capricious

(adj.) tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason

circumspect

(adj.) showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration

clemency

(n.) leniency or mercy, as toward an offender or enemy

coalesce

(v.) to unite or merge into a single body, group, or mass

cognizant

(adj.) taking notice; aware or informed of something

coherent

(adj.) capable of logical, intelligible speech, thought, etc.

colloquial

(adj.) having to do with common or informal conversation

conflagration

(n.) a great fire

confound

(v.) to make feel confused; bewilder

congeal

(v.) to thicken; coagulate; jell

connoisseur

(n.) a person who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, esp. in the fine arts or matters of taste

contemporaneous

(adj.) living, occurring, or existing at the same time

convivial

(adj.) fond of eating, drinking, and good roman; sociable

copious

(adj.) plentiful

corroborate

(v.) to make the validity of more certain; confirm; support

cursory

(adj.) rapid and superficial

debilitate

(v.) to make weak or feeble

declension

(n.) a falling off or away; decline; deterioration

deleterious

(adj.) harmful to health, well-being; injurious

denouement

(n.) the outcome, solution, unraveling, or clarification or a plot in drama, story, etc.

didactic

(adj.) used or intended for teaching or instruction

diffidence

(n.) lack of confidence in oneself; shyness; timidity

disconsolate

(adj.) so unhappy that nothing will comfort; inconsolable

dubious

(adj.) doubtful

efface

(v.) to obliterate

effervesce

(v.) to bubble up

effervescent

(adj.) giving off bubbles of gas

enigmatic

(adj.) perplexing; baffling

ephemeral

(adj.) short-lived; transitory

equilibrium

(n.) a state of balance or equality between opposing forces

euphonious

(adj.) having a pleasant sound; harmonious

euphony

(n.) the equality of having pleasant sound

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