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SAT Vocabulary #2

Mrs. Brown's 2nd Semester Accelerated English Final Exam Vocabulary (MCHS, 2012)
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aberrant
adj - deviating from the norm, atypical
acrimonious
adj - bitter
alacrity
n - promptness in response
callow
adj - immature
complicity
n - participation in a wrongful act
coterie
n - a small select group with common interests
culpability
n - guilt
diffident
adj - lacking in confidence
disarming
adj - friendly, non-threatening
disconsolate
adj - dejected, downcast
disparage
v - to put down, to degrade
dispassionate
adj - unbiased, impartial
dissemble
v - to put on a false appearance, to disguise
dissipate
v - to dissolve or scatter
duplicity
n - deception
efficacy
n - power to produce results
endemic
adj - native to region, indigenous
facetious
adj - characterized by levity, witty
feasible
adj - practical, suitable
feckless
adj - irresponsible, worthless
foment
v - to incite, to promote
frenetic
adj - frenzied, frantic
illicit
adj - illegal, unlawful
inane
adj - empty, insubstantial, silly
incendiary
adj - tending to incite or inflame
incongruous
adj - incompatible, unsuitable, does not fit
indolent
adj - lazy
intransigent
adj - uncompromising, stubborn
irresolute
adj - uncertain how to act or proceed
juxtaposition
n - act of placing two or more things side by side
lamentable
adj - mournful, deplorable
languish
v - to become weak, to suffer neglect
lugubrious
adj - dismal, mournful
machinations
n - scheming or crafty actions
malleable
adj - capable of being altered by outside forces
mendacious
adj - dishonest
obdurate
adj - unyielding, inflexible, stubborn
ostracize
v - to exclude, to single out
paradigm
n - pattern, model
perfunctory
adj - superficial, mechanical
placate
v - to pacify, to appease
poignant
adj - moving or touching
quixotic
adj - foolishly impractical, idealistic
sanguine
adj - confident, optimistic
scrutiny
n - a searching study or examination
solipsistic
adj - self-centered, egotistical
tangent
n - abrupt change of course, digression
tantamount
adj - equal in importance
temerity
n - audacity
timorous
adj - fearful
ubiquitous
adj - widespread