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100 terms

Ring of Mcallister SAT words 1 to100

From book "The Ring of Mcallister" 1st hundred words
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deflect
turn aside; turn away from a straight course
endurance
the power to withstand hardship or stress
grimace
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain
unkempt
sloppy; messy; unclean
timorous
fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
goad
prod or urge as if with a log stick
retrieve
to bring or get back
brazen
bold
errant
straying, mistaken, roving
scale
to climb
edifice
building
pry
to force open
spur
to prod
solarium
a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun
futile
useless
opaque
not letting light through
sullen
gloomy
jettison
discard
feeble
lacking strength
zeal
passion
stagnant
stale
rancid
having a foul or offensive smell or taste
crescendo
a gradual increase in volume and intensity
palpitation
throbbing, rapid beating
ominous
threatening
lurk
wait in hiding to attack
paucity
scarcity, lack
talon
claw of an animal, especially a bird of prey
myriad
large number
obscurity
darkness
mock
ridicule
cacophony
harsh sounds
hyperventilate
breathe excessively hard and fast
dulcet
pleasant sounding, soothing to the ear
ascend
to climb up
lumber
move slowly
immerse
engross
algorithm
mechanical problem-solving procedure
laconic
using few words
excruciating
Agonizing, intensely painful
oration
a formal speech
cast
throw
pudgy
chubby; overweight
cherubic
sweet, innocent
effusive
showing excessive emotion; overflowing
loiter
to hang around
adroitly
skillfully
cuisine
style of cooking
corpulence
Obesity
secluded
isolated and remote
vie
to strive for superiority
inept
awkward or clumsy
acquiesce
to agree without protesting
ebb
to fade away, recede
adjacent
next to
aptly
appropriately
hamlet
small village
perpetual
lasting forever
accrue
grow by addition
magnate
powerful or influential person
patrician
aristocratic
grandiose
magnificent, exaggerated
meticulously
carefully
phalanx
massed group of people
depict
to represent; to portray
bane
a source of harm
retort
answer; reply sharply or angrily
facade
Face, front; mask, superficial appearance
emanate
to come forth; to send forth
veracity
truth
expunge
to erase
muse
to think deeply
orb
spherical body
ethereal
not earthly, spiritual, delicate
abate
to reduce
pungent
sharp
discern
to perceive something obscure
pinnacle
highest point
curmudgeon
cranky person
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy.
egress
exit
query
question
convoluted
twisted, complicated, involved
banter
Playful conversation
opine
to express an opinion
masochistic
enjoying pain
invective
abusive language
elaborate
to express at greater length or in greater detail
subsequent
following in time or order
raze
to tear down, demolish
curator
overseer of an exhibition, especially in a museum
arcane
secret; mysterious
yen
a strong desire, craving
rotund
round and fat
preclude
to rule out
anachronistic
chronologically out of place
adhere
To hold fast or stick together.
wry
amusing, ironic
vivid
bright, distinct, and clear
vim
Vitality and energy