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My Own Top 100 SAT

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abstinence
act of refraining from
adulation
high praise
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
amicable
agreeable
anachronistic
out-of-date
anecdote
short account of event
antagonist
opponent
arid
extremely dry
assiduous
hard-working
asylum
sanctuary
benevolent
friendly, helpful
censure
to criticize harshly
circuitous
indirect, roundabout
clairvoyant
able to see the future
condescending
patronizing
conditional
provisional, contingent
conformist
follower of customs
deleterious
harmful
demagogue
rabble-rousing leader
discredit
dishonor, disgrace
disdain
to regard with scorn
divergent
variant, moving apart
enervating
tiring, weakening
ephemeral
momentary, fleeting
evanescent
short-lived, as an image
extenuating
guilt diminishing
florid
flushed, ornate
fortuitous
lucky
frugal
thrifty
hackneyed
overused, cliched
haughty
arrogant, condescending
hedonist
pleasure seeker
impetuous
rash, impulsive
impute
to attribute to someone
inconsequential
trivial
intrepid
fearless, adventurous
intuitive
instinctive, untaught
longevity
long life
opulent
wealthy
ostentatious
displaying wealth
perfidious
disloyal
precocious
talented beyond one's age
pretentious
pompous, self-important
prosaic
run-of-the-mill
prudent
wise, careful, cautious
querulous
irritable
rancorous
hateful
reclusive
withdrawn, hermit-like
resilient
quick to recover
reverence
profound respect
sagacity
wisdom
spontaneity
impulsive action
spurious
phony, false
substantiate
to verify, confirm
superficial
lacking in depth
superfluous
more than enough
suppress
to end an activity
surreptitious
secret, stealthy
tactful
diplomatic, polite
tenacious
persistent, resolute
transient
temporary, fleeting
venerable
respectable due to age
vindicate
to clear from blame
wary
watchful, alert