SAT Vocab 7

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acquiesce

to accept without protest; to agree or submit

lampoon

ridicule with satire

epicure

a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

boorish

ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

epistle

long instructive letter

terse

brief and to the point

acrophobia

a morbid fear of great heights

acuity

a quick and penetrating intelligence

hidebound

stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded

polemical

of or involving dispute or controversy

languish

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

ponderous

having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

brevity

the attribute of being brief or fleeting

pontificate

talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner

tirade

a speech of violent denunciation

bristle

to react in an angry or offended manner

hoary

showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair

brusque

marked by rude or peremptory shortness

defoliate

strip the leaves or branches from

obviate

to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

poseur

a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not

torpid

slow and apathetic

bulwark

a protective structure of stone or concrete

posterity

future generations, all descendants of a person

rife

common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete

torpor

a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

posthumous

occurring or coming into existence after a person's death

totter

move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

burgeon

to grow and flourish

allay

lessen the intensity of or calm

byline

the line that tells you who wrote an article

demur

to object or take exception to; an objection

liniment

medicinal liquid used externally to ease pain

ruse

a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

omniscient

all-knowing

saccharin

sickly sweet; falsely sweet

onerous

troublesome or oppressive; burdensome

preamble

an introduction to a speech or piece of writing

altruistic

showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

onus

a burden; a responsibility

callow

lacking experience of life

precedent

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

exegesis

an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)

salacious

characterized by lust

precept

rule of personal conduct

ordain

order by virtue of superior authority

sallow

yellowish

salubrious

promoting health

truant

someone who shirks duty

ambulatory

able to walk about

capacious

spacious

exhaustive

complete and thorough

impious

lacking due respect, dutifulness, or piety

precipitous

done with very great haste and without due deliberation

salutary

beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

exonerate

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges, exculpate

carping

persistent petty and unjustified criticism

desist

to stop; discontinue

lummox

an awkward stupid person

sanction

official permission or approval

turpitude

a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

expatriate

voluntarily absent from home or country

tyro

a beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill

amity

a state of friendship and cordiality

castigate

to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize

incantation

ritual chant; spell

catharsis

purging of emotional tensions

overwrought

deeply agitated especially from emotion

unalloyed

undiluted, pure, of high quality

caucus

a closed political meeting

exposition

a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

incessant

occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted

prerogative

a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

savant

a person of extensive learning; an eminent scholar

incipient

beginning to come into being or to become apparent

palisade

fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground

prescient

perceiving the significance of events before they occur

cavalcade

procession of vehicles

extradite

hand over to the authorities of another country

magnate

a very wealthy or powerful businessman

presentiment

a vague sense of approaching misfortune

celerity

swiftness, rapidity of motion or action

maladroit

clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling

palpable

capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind

unfetter

liberate; free from chains

extrinsic

external; not essential or inherent; extraneous

prevaricate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

unfrock

to remove a priest from his position

fallacious

based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

malefactor

evildoer; criminal

malinger

avoid responsibilities and duties by pretending to be ill

charlatan

one who pretends to have knowledge in order to swindle others

chary

characterized by great cautious and wariness

dilatory

inclined to cause delay, as a tactic

prodigal

marked by rash extravagance

sequester

take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

fastidious

giving and careful attention to detail

prodigious

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

upshot

outcome; final result

anthropocentrism

putting man at the center of one's philosophy

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