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40 terms

SAT Vocabulary

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Unscrupulous
(adj) dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles
Garnished
(adj) having decorative or flavorful additions
EX. sometimes used in combination; "a whole salmon garnished with lemon slices"; "parsley-garnished potatoes"
Tout
advertize in strongly positive terms
EX. "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"
Laud
to praise, to extol
Efficacious
marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
EX. "written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley; "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"
Innocuous
unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
EX. "harmless old man"
Abstemious
moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
Insatiable
incapable of being satisfied
Slovenly
negligent of neatness especially in dress and person
EX. habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"
Unpalatable
not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
EX. "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
Disparager
one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
Progenitor
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Digressions
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Machinations
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Platitude
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Baroque
highly ornate, overly decorated
Precipitous
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Propensity
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Compunction
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Pejorative
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Retentive
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Debilitating
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Cathartic
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Nebulous
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Prosaic
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Trenchant
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Wistfulness
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Indigent
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Cloying
distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
Acrid
harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
Predilection
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Bereavement
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Ostentatious
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Myopic
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Solicitous
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Puerile
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Reticent
reluctant to draw attention to yourself, reserved
Pragmatic
guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
EX. "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
Indelible
cannot be removed, washed away or erased ADJECTIVE
EX. "an indelible stain"
Moribund
on the point of death, EX. breathing your last; "a moribund patient"; "the expiring man was carried home by his two friends"