How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

100 terms

SAT words

STUDY
PLAY
acclaim
enthusiastic approval or welcome
belie
to show to be false; to disprove
candid
frank, open; honest in speech
debunk
to expose as false
ebullient
overflowing with excitement
reciprocity
a mutual exchange
torpor
sluggish inactivity or indifference
intrepid
resolutely fearless
exacerbate
to increase in severity
embellish
to beautify or enhance
stark
harsh, grim, or desolate
renounce
to give up voluntarily
nomad
a member of a tribe that has no permanent home
pragmatic
practical
conformist
a person who follows a group without questioning
volatile
highly unstable; explosive
epitome
the best or most typical example
impose
to forcibly place upon
prosperity
wealth or success
mandate
a document giving an official instruction or command
enterprise
an important or difficult project
futile
incapable of producing results
commend
to present as worthy of notice or praise
pliant
bending readily
cryptic
mysterious or ambiguous in nature
adroit
expert, skilled, or nimble
astute
having practical intelligence
procrastinate
to defer action
exploit
to use selfishly or for profit
redolent
having a pleasant odor
complacent
pleased with oneself
devoid
lacking; to be without
discredit
to injure the credit or reputation of
exonerate
to clear from guilt or blame
waver
to sway, shake, or tremble
understated
restrained in design or presentation
regenerate
to bring into existence again
mock
to attack or treat with ridicule
pedantic
having a narrow focus on the small details of a subject
iconoclastic
pertaining to image breaking, or an attack on beliefs
fervent
having or showing intensity of spirit
demeanor
conduct or behavior
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
burgeon
to grow or develop quickly
affable
easy to approach or talk to
captivate
to attract or hold the interest of
vindication
something that clears someone from suspicion or accusation
revival
restoration to life or health
obfuscate
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
pompous
characterized by display of importance
inhibit
to restrain or hinder
conventional
conforming to accepted standards
articulate
using language easily or clearly
spellbinding
holding interest as if by a spell
presumption
assumption or supposition
abstinence
denial of indulgence or appetite
dormant
inactive, as if asleep
gullible
easily deceived or cheated
legitimate
according to law; lawful
retention
ability to recall or recognize things learned or experienced
routine
customary or commonplace
ephemeral
lasting a short time
serene
calm or peaceful
diversity
of a different kind, form, or character
indifference
having no interest or concern
bereft
deprived or made desolate
disparity
lack of similarity or equality
itinerant
traveling from place to place
metaphor
a direct comparison between two dissimilar things
validate
to make valid or confirm
naive
lacking sophistication or experience
animated
lively; spirited
alleviate
to make easier to endure
contentious
quarrelsome, inclined to argue
suppress
to stop by force, put down
sarcasm
sneering or cutting remarks
rudimentary
relating to basic facts or principles
paragon
a model or pattern of excellence
mundane
uninteresting; common
ambivalent
uncertainty or fluctuation; mixed feelings
apprehensive
uneasy or fearful
cosmopolitan
at home in the world; sophisticated
deprecate
to express disapproval of
excoriate
to criticize or berate severely
formulaic
made according to formula
authenticity
the quality of being authentic or genuine
circumscribe
to draw a line around or enclose
cavalier
showing arrogant disregard
diffedent
lacking self-confidence
distinguish
to mark as different
cynical
distrusting the motives of others
impulsive
done without thinking
erudite
learned or scholarly
ineffable
incapable of being expressed in words
obsolete
no longer in use
ostentatious
intended to attract notice
resolute
firmly determined
temperament
natural character or personality
tenet
a principle held as true by a group or movement
versatile
capable of adapting easily