Sparknotes SAT vocab novel "Rave New World" Ch. 3

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abide

tolerate

acclaimed

praised

acquiesce

give in

adhering

sticking

altercation

noisy argument

anachronistic

from the wrong time period

apparatus

instrument or appliance

arduous

extremely difficult

assessing

judging

atypically

unusually

behemoth

something huge or powerful

blithely

lightheartedly

boorish

rude and insensitive

bungle

mistake

calibration

adjustment

cohorts

companions or colleagues

convoluted

complicated

corridor

hallway

corrosive

wearing away

curtly

rudely and abruptly

deterred

prevented

discomfiture

confusion or embarrassment

disengaged

withdrew

distaste

dislike

docilely

obediently

dynamic

vital

elucidate

make clear

expedient

practical for achieving a certain result

exuberant

joyous and enthusiastic

fathom

understand

feign

pretend

flabbergasted

overwhelmed with surprise

formidable

causing fear or awe

furtive

sly or secretive

goad

urge into action

groveling

crawling or wallowing

heritage

inheritance or tradition

hiatus

break

idiosyncratic

individual or peculiar

ignominious

dishonorable or humiliating

imperative

absolutely necessary

impertinent

disrespectful

indignation

anger at injustice

inefficacious

ineffective

influence

have an effect on

innate

part of one's essential nature

insolent

bold or insulting

instantaneous

immediate

instigating

provoking

intact

left whole

interminable

endless

interrogate

question systematically

jaundiced

discolored yellow (by disease)

lumbered

moved heavily

lurking

following or lying in wait

malfunction

failure to work normally

meager

scanty or insufficient

melodramatic

overly dramatic

mirth

gladness accompanied by laughter

nurture

nourish or educate

officiously

meddlesomely

paramount

supreme

peers

equals

perception

observation or impression

pinnacle

highest peak

recurring

occurring again

retribution

revenge

revered

honored

revulsion

disgust

roster

list

sagacious

wise

sagely

wisely

sauntering

strolling

scenario

sequence of events

sinuous

moving gracefully

snit

tantrum

stifled

repressed or smothered

stolid

unemotional

trudged

marched tiredly

ultimatum

final demand

umbrage

suspicion or resentment

upbraided

scolded harshly

vacated

left

viable

able to survive or succeed

vindicate

free from blame

wallowing

indulging

wane

dwindle

weeping

crying

withering

making speechless

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