64 terms

SAT Word List 3

Barron's SAT Book
amenities (n)
convenient features; courtesies
amiable (adj)
agreeable; lovable
amiss (adj)
wrong; faulty
amity (n)
amnseia (n)
loss of memory
amnesty (n)
amoral (adj)
amorous (adj)
moved by sexual love; loving
amorphous (adj)
formless; lacking shape or definition
amphibian (adj)
being able to live on both land and water
amphitheater (n)
oval building with tiers of seats
ample (adj)
amplify (v)
broaden or clarify by expanding
amputate (v)
cut off part of body; prune
anachronistic (ajd)
having an error involving time in a story (Julius Caesar)
analogous (adj)
analogy (n)
similarity; parallelism
anarchist (n)
person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate the abolishing authority
anathema (n)
solemn curse; someone or something regard as a curse
ancestry (n)
family descent
anchor (v)
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place
anecdote (n)
short account of an assuming or interesting event
anemia (n)
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles
anesthetic (n)
substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness
anguish (n)
acute pain; extreme suffering
angular (adj)
sharp-cornered; stiff in manner
animated (adj)
lively; spirited
animosity (n)
active enmity (feeling of dislike)
animus (n)
hostile feeling or intent
annals (n)
records; history
annex (v)
attach; take possession of
annihilate (v)
annotate (v)
comment; make explanatory notes
annul (v)
make void
anoint (v)
consecrate; to devote or honor something
anomalous (adj)
abnormal; irregular
anomaly (n)
anonymity (n)
state of being nameless
anonymous (adj)
having no name
antagonism (n)
hostility; active resistance
antecede (v)
antecedents (n)
preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
antediluvian (adj)
antiquated; extremely ancient
anthem (n)
song of praise or patriotism
anthology (n)
book of literary selections by various authors
anthropocentric (adj)
regarding human beings as the center of the universe
anthropoid (adj)
anthropologist (n)
a student of history and science of mankind
anticlimax (n)
letdown in thought or emotion...descent in power, feeling, or strong thoughts
antidote (n)
medicine to counteract a poison or disease
antipathy (n)
aversion; dislike
antiquated (adj)
old-fashioned; obsolete
antiseptic (n)
substance that prevents infection
antithesis (n)
contrast; direct opposite of or to
apathy (n)
lack of caring; indifference
ape (v)
imitate or mimic
apex (n)
tip; summit; climax
aphorism (n)
pithy maxim (in a few words describing a general truth)
aplomb (n)
poise; assurance; maintained self-confident
apocalyptic (adj)
prophetic; pertaining to revelations
apocryphal (adj)
untrue; made up
apolitical (adj)
having an aversion or lack of concern political affairs
apologist (n)
one who writes in defense of a cause or institution
apostate (n)
one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs