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The Words for SAT admission

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abet
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abnegation
repudiation; self sacrifice
apocryphal
untrue; made up
appall
dismay; shock
apprise
inform
asunder
into parts; apart
aver
assert confidently; affirm
bequeath
leave to someone by a will; hand down
berate
scold strongly
bereft
deprived of; lacking; desolate because of a loss
blithe
gay; joyous; carefree
boon
blessing; benefit
cardinal
a chief
clairvoyant
having foresight; fortuneteller
collate
examine in order to verify authenticity
commensurate
equal in extent
commiserate
feel or express pity or sympathy for
concoct
prepare by combining; make up in concert
conducive
contributive; tending to
construe
explain; interpret
consummate
complete
conversant
familiar with
convoluted
coiled around; involved; intricate
corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
cower
shrink quivering, as from fear
dabble
work at in a non serious fashion; splash around
debacle
sudden downfall; complete disaster
decry
express strong disapproval of; disparage
delve
dig; investigate
demur
object (because of doubts, scruples); hesitate
derelict
abandoned; negligent
descry
catch sight of
despondent
depressed; gloomy
discomfit
put up rout; defeat; disconcert
divulge
reveal. No lover of gossip, Charlotte would divulge anything that a friend told her in
drab
dull; lacking color; cheerless
ebullient
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
eclectic
composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
emaciated
thin and wasted
empathy
ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas,etc
eschew
avoid
exacerbate
worsen; embitter
exasperate
vex
expunge
cancle, remove
extant
still in existence
exude
discharge, give forth
fastidious
difficult to please; squeamish
fecundity
fertility; fruitfulness
fetter
shackle
flagrant
conspicuously wicked; blatant;outrageous
flaunt
display ostentatiously
flout
reject; mock
foible
weakness; slight fault
foment
stir up, instigate
fret
to be annoyed or vexed
gamut
entire range
garner
gather; store up
inchoate
recenty begun; rudimentary; elementary
inexorable
relentless; unyielding; implacable
iniquitous
wicked; immoral; unrighteous
insipid
lacking in flavor; dull
intrepid
fearless
inured
accustomed; hardened
invidious
designed to create ill will or envy
iridescent
exhibiting rainbowlike colors
jaded
fatigued; surfeited
knave
untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel
lax
careless
lithe
flexible; supple
loom
appear or take shape
lugubrious
mournful
milieu
environment; means of expression
modicum
limited quantity
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday
nefarious
very wicked
nonplus
bring to halt by confusion; perplex.
paroxysm
fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage
perdition
damnation; complete ruin
phlegmatic
calm; not easily disturbed
plethora
excess; overabundance
ponderous
weighty; unwieldy
precocious
advanced in development
prognosis
forecasted course of a disease; prediction
propound
put forth for analysis
quell
extinguish; put down; quiet
rant
rave; talk excitedly; scold
reprehensible
deserving blame
restive
restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control
serendipity
gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
sheathe
place into a case
shoddy
inferior; trashy; cheap
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading(often intentionally)
spurious
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
stilted
bombastic; inflated
tether
tie with a rope
unfathomable
incomprehensible; impenetrable
unscathed
unharmed
upbraid
severely scold; reprimand
variegated
many-colored
writhe
twist in coils: contort in pain