15 terms

SAT Vocab

(After a whole summer, my brain became a) STAGNATE (mush)
to become inactive; to become stale (standing; s)
(Brady is a very) BELLICOSE (person)
warlike in manner (war; b)
(The attacker will) ASSAIL (the victim from behind in this next scene)
to attack or assault (at + leap; a)
INSTIGATE(D) (by his friends, Mark jumped into the river)
to goad; to urge on (i)
(Picasso's) PROVOCATIVE (artwork has inspired many artists to begin thinking out of the box)
tending to aggravate or stimulate (forth + to call; p)
(Dad has a) PROPENSITY (for cooking the same things over and over again during certain spans)
a natural inclination; a tendency (forth; p)
(Her toast was inappropriately) ACRIMONIOUS, (and we could all tell that she had not forgiven her friend)
bitterness of feeling; harsh words (bitter + action or condition; a)
(How can this) CACOPHONY (coming out of my son's bedroom be today's popular music?)
discord; harsh sounds (ugly + sound; c)
(Although they claimed to love animals, the conditions at their run-down shelter were) DEPLORABLE
worthy of reproach or censure (to cry out in sorrow; d)
(Emma is so angelic that her most) EGREGIOUS (action was accidentally hitting a girl when trying to score a goal in field hockey)
offensively bad; reprehensible (e)
(When all the seniors cut assembly, Mr. Bland placed them under) ASTRINGENT (punishments)
caustic; pungent (a)
(The nomads were a) PERIPATETIC (clan; they never stayed in the same place very long)
traveling from place to place (around + to walk; p)
(The zoo visitors were) IMPEL(LED into action by the announcement that a lion was loose)
to put into motion; to urge (force; i)
(My) PERIPHERAL (vision is blurrier than my direct vision)
located on the outer boundary (around; p)
(That) VAGRANT (hobo tends to hang out around the soup kitchen here or in the alley down the street)
wandering from place to place (wandering; v)