Vocabulary Power Plus for the new SAT: Book Three

Ch 17-18
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Incendiary
Causing to excite, arousing. adj
apotheosis
The finest example. n.
Contiguous
Touching at some point, side by side. adj
auspicious
indicative of favorable or promising results. adj.
Vociferous
Loud, noticeable. adj.
avuncular
similar to an uncle. (positive connotation.) adj.
Proletariat
Working class, or lower class. adj.
Tenacious
strongly held, not easy to separate. adj.
specious
deceptive or misleading. adj.
refractory
unmanageable, difficult to control. adj.
inimitable
cannot be imitated. adj.
malfeasance
poor conduct or wrongdoing, especially on the part of a public official. n.
platonic
marked by the absence of romance or physical attraction. adj.
pontificate
speak in a pretentiously dignified or dogmatic way. v.
prurient
given to lustful or lewd thoughts. adj.
rebuke
to scold, to chide. v.
nonentity
a cipher, a nobody. n.
sang-froid
calmness, coolness. n.
desultory
wandering from subject to subject. adj.
hector
to bully, to pester. v.
pandemic
general, widespread. adj.
coalesce
to blend, to merge. v.
beguile
to deceive, to charm, to lead on. v.
ennui
existential boredom/depression.
hiatus
a pause or gap. n.
lambent
softly bright or radiant. adj.
ergo
therefore. conj.
hubris
arrogance, over confidence. n.
pecuniary
pertaining to money. adj.
sibilant
hissing. adj.