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SAT Vocab 4 (101-150)

SAT/PSAT Vocab from AP Strategies Lists 7-8
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Abhor
to regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loath
Accolade
praise, an award
Ascetic
one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation
Bequeath
to hand down, to give or to leave in a will
Charlatan
one who claims to know something that he does not; a quack
Conflagration
a large fire
Dearth
a lack, a scarcity
Diffidence
shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
Effervescent
showing high spirits
Ethereal
heavenly, unusually delicate, light, intangible
Expunge
to remove, to erase
Guile
deceitfulness, duplicity
Implausible
not believable
Incongruity
nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility
Insularity
qualities of an island; narrow mindedness of opinion
Morose
being sullen or gloomy
Placate
to appease or to pacify by making confessions
Poignant
piercing, incisive, and keen
Provincial
lacking sophistication, narrow minded
Reiterate
to repeat
Spontaneous
having no external cause, acting on impulse
Synthesis
combining parts into a whole
Toxic
poisonous
Vigilant
very alert, watchful
Voluble
ability to use words easily, fluent and glib
Acquiesce
to give in, to comply
Affinity
a likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
Blasphemous
irreverent, profane
Buttress
a support or prop
Circumspect
careful to consider consequences, cautious, prudent
Corroboration
confirmation
Deplete
to use up gradually, to lessen in amount or value
Despotic
ruling oppressively and absolutely, tyrannical
Emaciated
very thin, wasting away
Empirical
based on observation or experiment and not on theory
Extraneous
not essential or vital
Fallow
inactive, plowed but not sowed
Homogeneous
of the same kind
Hyperbole
obvious exaggeration
Incontrovertible
indisputable
Irascible
irritable, easily angered
Laconic
using minimum of words, concise to the point of seeming rude
Magnanimity
having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit
Obsequious
overly attentive, like sycophant, servile
Proliferation
an increase in number, multiplication
Scrupulous
very principled, very careful and conscientious
Sublime
exalted, noble, uplifting
Surreptitious
secret, clandestine, stealthy
Veracity
devotion to the truth
Zeal
enthusiasm, favor