10 terms

MS SAT 2 Vocabulary

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abate
verb
to become less strong or to decrease
synonyms: decrease, subside, decline
antonyms: rise
also: abating, abated
deliberate
adjective
to do something with intent or purpose
synonyms: premeditated, conscious, intentional
antonym: accidental
also: deliberately
egalitarian
adjective
based on the belief that everyone is equal and should have equal right
synonyms: free, classless, equal
antonym: repressive
flippant
adjective
not being serious about something that other people think you should be serious about
synonyms: frivolous, glib, dismissive
antonym: serious
also: flippantly
jubilant
adjective
extremely happy and pleased because of a success
synonyms: proud, thrilled, ecstatic
antonyms: disappointed
also: jubilee
morose
adjective
bad-tempered, depressed, and sad
synonyms: miserable, depressed, glum
antonym: cheery
novice
noun
someone who has no experience in a skill, subject, or activity
synonyms: apprentice, rookie, greenhorn
antonyms: expert, old-hand
obscure
adjective
not well known and usually not very important
synonyms: unclear, vague, ambiguous
antonyms: clear, obvious
also :obscurity
scrutinize
verb
to examine someone or something very carefully
synonyms: inspect, examine, analyze
antonym: glance
also: scrutiny
tenacious
adjective
determined to do something and unwilling to stop trying even when the situation is difficult
synonyms: resolute, firm, persistent
antonyms: unsure, wishy-washy
also: tenacity
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