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50 terms

SAT Vocabulary #34

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omnipotent
all powerful
pedagogy
the art of teaching
phlegmatic
calm; sluggish; unemotional
plausible
appearing to merit belief or acceptance
precursor
forerunner
preeminence
fame; top position
pretentious
intended to attract notice and impress others
prognosis
prediction
prolific
producing a lot
provocative
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
raiment
clothing, garments
reciporate
to give and take mutually
reconcile
make compatible with
remiss
failing in what duty requires
remonstrace
criticism
resilient
quick to recover
retrenchment
cutting down to reduce expenses
robust
firm and strong
skeptical
doubtful
skewed
distorted; bent
stringent
strict
subtle
not obvious
succinct
briefly and clearly expressed
sundry
various or diverse
sustenance
nourishment
tenable
capable of being held or defended
tenuous
shaky, not firm
torrid
emotionally charged and vigorously energetic
undermine
to weaken
underscore
emphasize
unequivocal
plain; clear; obvious
vector
carrier (of disease, for example)
verbose
wordy
whimsical
unpredictable, changeable
wistful
full of sadness and longing
abashed
ashamed or sorry
allusion
indirect reference
ambivalent
Simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
analogy
comparison
anecdote
short story
annihilated
wiped out
anomalies
oddities
antipodes
places on opposite sides of the globe
apprehension
worry, nervousness
arduous
hard and difficult
articulate
able to express something well in words
assuage
to make less
auspicious
fortunate
avuncular
acting like an uncle, kindly
axiom
something that is taken to be true