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SAT VOCAB (10th Grade)

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Pact
An agreement or convenant between two or more nations
Pacify
To calm or soothe agitation or anger
Bellicose
Inclined or Eager to fight
Antebellum
before or exsiting before the war
Hospice
A place that cares for the terminally ill
Inhospitable
unfriendly; does not provide food or shelter
Approbation
approval or commendation
Reprobate
a depraved unprincipled or wicked person
Gravid
Enlarged or Pregnant
Levity
Lack of appropriate seriousness
Alleviate
to make easier to bear
hedonism
the belief that happiness is the highest good
stentorian
a very loud or powerful sound
spartan
a disciplined or brave person
catacomb
an underground cemetary
recity
to set straight or remedy
lucubration
diffucult noctornal study
distend
to swell or become expanded
panoply
splendid magnificent array
discursive
passing from one topic to another. refers to a loose and rambling writing style
listless
lack of energy or spirit
amicable
friendly relations between two or more groups
enamored
to fill or inflame with love
probity
integrity and uprightness
gravitas
seriousness or sobriety or importance
cataclysm
a massive change on earths surface' usually involving water
elucidate
to clarify by explanation
moribund
in the process of dieing
pernicious
extremely harmful
contentious
quarrelsome; likely to cause great disagreement
panegyric
a formal speech of high praise
cursory
hastily and carelessly done, implies speed, stress, and a lack of attention to detail
jaunty
sprightly; lively
stoic
self disciplined, mentally tough and patiently enduring
portend
to give sign or warning to
panacea
a simple solution to complex problems
insidious
to spread harfully in a subtle stealthly manner
shiftless
lacking ambition; lazy
culpable
deserving blame
mortify
to subdue or deaden the body through self-discipline
osbequious
servile; excessively obediant
intractable
dificult to manage or govern
mendacious
lying; untruthful
impement
to put into effect or action
adherent
a follower of a leader or religion
cohesion
the act or state of sticking together
inquisition
an official investigation; harsh or severe questioning
deplete
to gradually reduce the supply of
phemomenon
a facr, occurance that is observed or observable
subterfuge
a deceptive trick designed to help escape, conceal or evade
inimical
unfriendly or hostile
implapable
incapable of being touched
requisition
act of requiring or demanding with justification
rectitude
moral uprightness; integrey
recitent
inclined to keep ones thoughts or feelings to oneself
wistful
pensivly sad
replete
abundantly suppplied or provided
incoherent
unclear or difficult to understand
internecine
mutually destructive
enervating
reducing vitality strength or moral force
arrogate
to claim or sieze without justification
acquisitive
greedy to acquire
catatonic
showing or expressing an unusual act of movement activity or expression
inherent
exsisting as a permanent and inspereable element
phantasm
mental image or representation of a real object
diaphanous
very sheer and light, almost completely transparent
nebulous
indistinct, vauge, formless
desultory
aimless; disconnected
prerogative
an exclusive right or privaledge
abrogate
to treat as non-exsistent
truculent
pugnacious or fierce
peremptory
putting an end to all debatre or action
fuge
something tha repels or drives away
impetuous
violence of movement or action
intransigent
refusing to moderate an extreme position; uncompromising
inexorable
incapable of being persuaded by entreaty
invidious
like to arous resentment, or anger in others
temerarious
recklessly daring
propinquity
nearness in kinship or proximity
onerous
burdensome, oppresive or troublesome
fatuous
foolish or inane, especially in an unconcious, complacent manner
fastidious
difficult to please due to high standards
predilection
an established preferance for something
slovenly
habitualy, careless, and messy
extemporized
improvised or makeshift
penury
extreme poverty
asperity
roughness of sound, surface or climate; harshness of manner