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32 terms

SAT vocab 164-196

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petulant
irritable
placate
to allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease
planetarium
a theater that projects images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemispherical dome
plethora
a superabundance; an excess
polemic
a controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine
populist
a supporter of the rights and power of the people
prattle
to talk or chatter foolishly, idly, or meaninglessly; babble or prate
predation
the capturing of prey as a means of maintaining life
predilection
a partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference
prescience
knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight
presumptuous
going beyond what is right or proper excessively forward
pristine
remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization
proclivity
a natural propensity or inclination; predisposition
procure
to bring about; effect
profligacy
reckless wastefulness
propitiate
to conciliate (an offended power); appease
provocative
tending to provoke a reaction
prudent
wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgement or common sense
psychosomatic
describing a disorder having physical symptoms but originating from psychological causes
quibble
to find fault or criticize for petty reasons
quiescent
being quiet, still, or at rest; inactivw
ravenous
extremely hungry; voracious
recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance
redress
to set right; remedy or rectify
relief
in geology, the variations in elevation of an area of the earth's surface
renaissance
a rebirth or revival
reprehensible
blameworthy
repudiate
to reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust
resolute
firm or determined; unwavering
reticence
a tendency to be quiet
retiring
shy and reserved; modest
retort
to reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner