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The Black List of SAT words

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indifferent
neutral, not caring one way or the other
apathy
lack of interest or emotion
obscure
clouded, partially hidden, unclear, hard to understand
ambiguous
unclear in meaning
impartial
neutral, unbiased
objective
without bias- as opposed to subjective
revere
to honor, to worship
discriminate
to see a difference, to make a clear distinction
denounce
to condemn, to speak out against
innovate
to be creative; to introduce something new
subtle
not obvious
relevant
important; pertinent
candid
frank; honest
discern
to distinguish one thing from another
hypocritical
insincere
disdain
intense dislike; contempt
abstract
theoretical; the opposite of concrete
temper
to soften; to moderate
enigma
a mystery
inevitable
unavoidable; bound to happen
eccentric
unusual; quirky; odd
provincial
unsophisticated; narrow-minded
futile
hopeless; without effect
diverse
varied
Benevolent
kind; good-hearted
pious
very religious
conciliate
to reconcile; to soothe
resign
accept a situation or give up one's job
resolve
show determination
servile
like a servant; submissive
acute
sharp; intelligent
reticent
retrained; uncommunicative, taciturn
anarchy
lack of government; chaos
virulent
very harmful (like a virus)
scrutinize
to examine closely
discord
disagreement (the opposite of concord)
repudiate
to reject; to deny
diligent
hard-working