Definitions for SAT lists 6-10
Terms in this set (50)
v. to criticize severely, act taken by persons in authority to restrain or rectify the behavior of someone in their charge. To criticize severely; reprimand or rebuke. obsolete euphemism meaning to physically punish an inferior.
adj. absurd; wildly fanciful. given to or indulging in fantasies, highly unrealistic.
adj. lasting a long time; constantly recurring
adj. careful. indicates a strict adherence to social proprieties
adj. having exceptional insight. (when used as a noun, it refers to a person who has the power to see or know things that are beyond the range of natural vision.)
adj. secret. comes from a Latin word meaning in secret. It suggests the wariness of a person who hides what he is doing because of the social or political danger of discovery What is done this way is either illicit or is considered to be so, being kept under wraps because it is frowned on by society or forbidden by those in authority
n. mercy; mildness. the disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
v. to grow together; to combine. suggests a gradual or natural growing or coming together, or suggests two separate courses that gradually merge into one.
adj. conversational; used in informal speech or writing.
v to to sympathize with; to feel sorrow for another suffering.
adj. agreeing. capable of living or existing together in harmony.
n. serene, self-controlled manner or state of mind; calmness; tranquillity.
adj. tending to placate or reconcile.
adj. saying much in few word; brief but full of meaning.
v. to forgive or overlook, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
adj. clearly visible; remarkable. implies something stands out, unavoidably striking the eye or mind as different or irregular
adj. abundant. indicates an even greater quantity than plentiful and sometimes requires the interpolation of "supply of," "number of," et. before the operative noun.
v. to confirm. to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidence:
adj. (used of persons and their behavior) coarse; stupid; boorish; unrefined; indelicate; oafish; uncouth
n. standard for judging; a test. sugests the independent existence of standards that stress excellence; may suggest implicit taste as a more important part of a test than the mechanical application of an objective measure or gauge
adj. secret; having a hidden meaning. specifically stresses things that are hidden or that have been deliberately made remote from easy understanding. May refer to the occult, but more generally indicates something enigmatic or puzzling often something deliberately made to seem meaningless except to the initiate.
adj. without attention to details; referring to a deliberately rushed or shallow treatment
n. shortage; an inadequate amount, esp of food; scarcity, famine
v. to weaken. to sap strength that was previously present.
n. decay; decline. A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline, as in morals or art; decay.
n. great respect. suggests an even greater formalized courtesy and need imply nothing about the true feelings of the person showing such respect.
v. to let the air out of; to reduce in size or importance.
v. to describe in words; to sketch. in the graphic arts, usually refers to a line drawing, but one that is sublte and careful about accuracy and detail. In other media it suggests the same fullness and vividness.
n. behavior; almost exclusively refers to the way a particular person acts at a particular time, and suggests an assessment of the person's dress, bearing, attitude, and expression.
n. expression of strong disapproval made openly or publicly; a public condemnation or censure.
v. express strong disapproval of; an attempt to devalue rather than to reject something utterly, its effect is strengthened by the amused, scornful, or sarcastic consideration it implies.
adj. tending to lower in estimation; degrading; tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive
v. to treat with disrespect. to dishonor something sacred by wrongful use or irreverent treatment and it commonly implies a conscious or intentional act.; often points to the deliberate degrading, damaging, or destroying of a religious building or place.
n. monarch with unlimited power. A person who wields power oppressively; a tyrant.
v. stronger than to discourage; to keep someone from doing something; to prevent from acting or proceeding by the consideration of danger, difficulty, or uncertainty that might countervail the motive for action.
adj. not straightforward; lying; roundabout.
adj. entirely without; lacking. not possessing; totally lacking; destitute (usu. fol. by of).
n. bitter verbal attack. a bitter, abusive denunciation or criticism.
adj. intended to instruct; overinclined to teach or lecture others or moralize excessively.
adj. spread out; wordy. suggests an excess of words that results when a discourse is spread out, rambling, or poorly ordered in its movement from statement to statement
n. a lessening; noun form of diminish
adj. keenly perceptive; shrewd. (when the related verb form is used, it means "to perceive; to recognize as distinct or different; to see things clearly.") observant, but add to it an ability to understand the observed details; stresses the ability to tell apart two or more similar things --or to evaluate slight differences by means of one's inherent good taste.
n. a feeling of contempt for anything that is regarded as unworthy; scorn. suggests a feeling of superiority toward something or someone else; consequently, it can suggest an unwarranted self-righteousness in addition to its reference to distaste.
v. to pull down; to take apart; To put an end to in a gradual systematic way
v. to discredit; to belittle; suggests the animus of of detract, but may imply a seizing of any faults, small or large, to prove a judgment already formed.
n. lack of equality; difference. the quality of being unlike or unequal in kind, quality, character or amount. It usually refers to differences that are so extreme as to make the compared people or things totally distinct.
v. to send off in different directions; suggests a wide and sometimes forcible scattering of elements or individual things.
n. nature; tendency. can refer to an enduring frame of mind, whether innate or learned, but it points more strictly to emotional qualities that are only one part of the more formal temperament
adj. indulging excessively in sensual pleasures; indulging without restraint in the pursuit of pleasure; debauched; dissolute. Wasted or squandered.
adj. Deeply agitated, as from worry or grief. mentally deranged; crazed.