How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

31 terms

SSAT Set 2

STUDY
PLAY
trifle
something of small importance (noun), or verb- to deal with lightly/toy with
repugnant
offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
mollify
make more acceptable, or suitable by adding something else, or to make softer
placate
to stop from being angry; to calm (could do this by mollifying)
appease
make peace with, placate
truculent
aggressively hostile, belligerent
acute
sharp in anyway, literally/intellectually
adage
an old saying, syn: proverb
adhere
stick to, hold on
adjourn
to postpone, to suspend
adjunct
something or someone associated w/ another but in a secondary position: ex: additional, supporting, assisting, acessory ADJ
admonish
to scold, somethings benignly, to urge to duty, remind, advise against something
benefactor
someone giving financial/general assistance (patron, donor)
benevolence
inclination to do good deeds, goodness
cantankerous
quarrelsome and grouchy, ill-tempered, argumentative
caprice
noun- sudden, unpredictable change, impulse, whim
cascade
waterfall
celestial
relating to heavens, heavenly, divine, spiritual
censor
to remove material from books, plays, magazines for moral/political/religious reasons. (delete/suppress, they "censored the dirty parts from the book)
chasm
gorge/deep canyon, ravine, canyon, abyss
deceit
noun- deception/tricky falseness
declamation
exercise in speech-giving, attack/protest (candidate made a declamation OR LONG SPEECH against new tax)
eddy
small whirlpool/similar current
effect
n/v- verb- to produce, make/bring about- produce/cause
felicity
happiness, bliss
imminent
likely to happen soon, on the verge of occurring
nauseous
adj. describing how you feel- or how something else is. syn: revolting, disgusting, nauseating
nebulous
hazy, not well-defined, cloudy, unclear, vague, unspecific
corpulent
excessively fat, portly
obnoxious
offensive, repugnant, repellant
obscure
verb/adj- verb- to hide/make difficult to find- confuse, adj- hard to see