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18 terms

SAT Vocab "Flattery will get you nowhere" & "Overkill"

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cajole
to urge with repeated attempts by teasing or flattery
chicanery
trickery
obsequious
to suck up
sycophant
insincere, fake flattery
bombastic
prone to pompous speeach or writing: full of one's self
ebullience
intense enthusiasm or excitement
exorbitant
over the top, exceeding all bounds
exurberant
same as ebullience: filled with intense excitement or joy
embellish
to decorate something or to exaggerate a story
flagrant
noticable, deliberately shocking
gratuitous
unearned, unnecessary
lavish
extravagant, rich, expensive
lugubrious
gloomy, dismal, mournful
opulent
displaying great wealth
ornate
elaborately decorated
penchant
a stong liking
redundant
repetitive, needless repeating
ubiquitous
seeming to be everywhere at the same time