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SAT VOCAB

A plethora of vocab words for memorization. FML.
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garrulous
talkative, full of trivial conversation
diatribe
bitter or critical speech, thunderous verbal attack
repartee
witty banter, adroitness and cleverness in reply
itinerant
someone who is traveling from place to place (to work)
charlatan
a flamboyant deceiver, fraud, faker
disenfranchise
deprive of voting rights
altruistic
selfless, showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
disingenuous
not straightforward; crafty, guileful, deceitful
despondency
despair, feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
impecunious
poor, penniless
belligerent
warlike, someone who fights (or is fighting)
contentious
quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
perjury
lying under oath
denizen
inhabitant
vaunt
to boast; to brag about
truculent
defiantly aggressive, surly, angry
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness, cheerful promptness
obsequious
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner, slightly slimy
expunge
remove by erasing or crossing out
incremental
increasing by a small amount
illicitness
unlawfulness
nefarious
extremely wicked
canonical
conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
loquacious
talkative, full of trivial conversation
impudent
improperly forward or bold
mitigate
make less severe or harsh
panacea
cure-all, hypothetically
reticent
shy, reluctant to draw attention to yourself
bellicose
warlike
cantankerous
ill-humored; irritable
conciliator
someone who tries to bring peace
pedantry
a ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
clandestine
secretive
contrite
remorseful
recondite
hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
prurient
characterized by lust
onerous
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
sagacious
wise
deleterious
harmful to living things
banal
obvious and dull
vociferous
conspicuously and offensively loud
bereft
deprived
mollify
make less rigid or softer
extortion
getting money by threats
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
galvanize
startle, excite, shock, electrify
happenstance
An unexpected random event
diffident
lacking self-confidence
nuance
something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
paucity
a scarcity; a lack
anathema
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
extrinsic
external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
quibble
argue over petty things
impetus
a force that moves something along
ensconce
fix firmly
rebuff
to snub; to repel, drive away; a curt rejection, a check
enervate
to weaken
profiteer
someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)
sanctimonious
excessively or hypocritically pious