How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

Capital Educators SAT Vocab 1-300

STUDY
PLAY
Assuage
to ease, relieve, or lessen
Munificent
very generous
Enhance
to improve
Obscure
difficult to understand; difficult to see
Capricious
tending to change one's mind suddenly
Corrupt
to change from good to bad
Ascend
to move upwards
Extricate
to free from difficulty
Quiescence
inactivity
Disperse
to spread widely
Succinct
brief
Taciturn
quiet, untalkative
Meager
lacking in quantity or quality
Esoteric
understood by only a few
Guile
trickiness; deceptiveness
Ephemeral
short-lived
Novel
new or different
Commend
to praise
Apathy
lack of emotion or concern
Innocuous
harmless
Superficial
shallow; on the surface
Debilitate
to weaken
Endorse
to support
Inclination
tendency; preference
Innovative
original, new
Monotony
a dull sameness
Denounce
to criticize publicly
Atrophy
to waste away
Coalesce
to unite, come together
Voluble
talkative
Undermine
to weaken
Cursory
hasty, disregarding details
Reticent
quiet, untalkative
Refute
to disprove, offer arguments against
Frugal
not spending freely
Inevitable
unavoidable, certain to happen
Vindicate
to clear of blame or suspicion
Abstract
theoretical; difficult to understand
Discord
lack of agreement or harmony
Intractable
stubborn, difficult to manage
Ponderous
very dull, boring
Spontaneous
impulsive, not planned
Inept
lacking skill, clumsy
Copious
abundant, plentiful
Conventional
traditional, ordinary
Vulnerable
easy to injure or harm
Impartial
fair, not favoring either side
Deplore
to strongly disapprove of
Innate
inborn, present at birth
Contrite
regretful, feeling guilt
Contemporary
modern
Contentious
quarrelsome, fond of arguing
Hypocrite
a person who claims to be what he is not
Deplete
to use up
Discursive
rambling, unfocused
Tyranny
absolute power that is often cruel
Accolade
praise; a statement of approval
Daunt
to intimidate; to discourage
Enigmatic
mysterious, puzzling
Verbose
wordy
Audacity
boldness
Homogeneous
made up of similar parts
Ambivalent
uncertain; having conflicting feelings
Expedite
to speed up
Arable
fit to grow plants on
Subtle
difficult to detect or understand
Coherent
consistent; logically connected
Censure
to criticize
Garrulous
talkative
Flagrant
obvious, blatant
Squander
to waste; to spend foolishly
Austere
strict; severely simple
Tranquil
calm, peaceful
Articulate
able to speak clearly and effectively
Viable
workable; able to remain alive
Gregarious
friendly, sociable
Clemency
mercy; gentleness in punishing
Burgeon
to grow rapidly
Inception
beginning
Profuse
very abundant; giving freely
Wither
to become dry or lifeless
Elicit
to bring out; cause to happen
Adulation
excessive praise
Stolid
unemotional; not easily excited
Indifferent
having no preference
Dearth
scarcity, limited supply
Altruistic
concerned for the welfare of others
Vilify
to speak ill of; to slander
Furtive
secretive, stealthy
Dissent
to disagree
Mitigate
to relieve, lessen, alleviate
Advocate
to support; to speak in favor of
Cognizant
aware
Miser
a person who saves money excessively
Revere
to respect, admire
Pacifist
a person who favors peace
Incontrovertible
indisputable, undeniable
Alacrity
eagerness, cheerful willingness
Garner
to get; to acquire
Penury
extreme poverty
Peripheral
on or having to do with the outer edge
Proclivity
tendency, leaning
Recalcitrant
disobedient, resisting authority
Undulating
moving in a wavelike manner
Volatile
highly unstable; explosive
Ambiguous
having more than one meaning
Tolerance
respect for the ways and views of others
Embellish
to decorate; to add fictitious details to
Efface
to erase; to make less noticeable
Conform
to fit in; to act in agreement with
Virtue
moral excellence; good quality
Eulogy
high praise (usually for someone who has died)
Acquiesce
to give in
Competent
capable; sufficiently skilled
Censor
to prevent publication of
Contempt
strong dislike; scorn
Buoyant
cheerful; capable of floating
Prodigal
wasteful of money
Tact
sensitivity, courtesy
Resilient
capable of recovering quickly
Monarch
a ruler (such as a king or queen)
Indulge
to give in to (a desire)
Dawdle
to waste time
Recant
to take back (a statement)
Parsimony
extreme stinginess
Platitude
a dull, overused remark
Desultory
aimless, haphazard, unconnected
Partisan
strongly supporting one party or cause
Vigor
strength, energy
Compatible
capable of working in harmony
Extol
to praise highly
Petulant
irritable, touchy
Acrimony
bitterness
Cultivate
to grow; to improve
Disparage
to put down, to belittle
Erratic
wandering, inconsistent
Beneficial
helpful, good
Levity
lightness off behavior or feeling
Ameliorate
to make better, to improve
Deride
to laugh at, make fun of cruelly
Bane
something that harms or destroys
Anarchy
disorder, absence of government control
Provincial
narrow-minded, unsophisticated
Soluble
capable of being dissolved
Conspicuous
obvious, readily apparent
Consolidate
to join together, merge
Extraneous
not essential, not related to
Expunge
to remove, erase
Trifling
unimportant
Objective
not affected by personal feeling
Plausible
believable, reasonable
Vacillate
to change one's mind continually
Steadfast
firm, sure
Castigate
to criticize or punish severely
Unwitting
not aware, unintentional
Amicable
friendly
Elucidate
to make clear
Revise
to correct or improve
Comprehensible
capable of being understood
Ascetic
rejecting physical comforts
Cryptic
secret, mysterious
Venerate
to respect
Ostentatious
showy, intended to impress
Bias
preference, prejudice
Augment
to add to, increase
Vivid
lifelike; intense
Pessimism
a tendency to expect the worst
Assess
to evaluate, estimate
Repudiate
to reject
Enervate
to drain of energy
Reprove
to scold
Vigilant
watchful, alert
Raze
to demolish
Trivial
of little importance or significance
Defame
to harm the reputation of
Depravity
wickedness, perversion
Disseminate
to spread widely
Corrugated
covered with grooves or ridges
Dogmatic
stubbornly certain in a belief
Induce
to cause
Affable
friendly, pleasant
Fetter
to bind, restrain
Paucity
fewness, scarcity
Indigenous
native, originally from
Meticulous
extremely careful and precise
Candor
openness, honesty
Dormant
asleep, inactive
Fortuitous
accidental and lucky
Inundate
to flood, to overwhelm
Abridge
to shorten, condense
Prevalent
widespread, commonly accepted
Cordial
warmly pleasant
Misanthrope
a person who hates mankind
Appeal
attraction
Appease
to calm, pacify
Orthodox
traditional
Facilitate
to make easier
Terse
brief
Desecrate
to violate the sacredness of
Fallow
inactive, not in use
Mollify
to calm, comfort
Strident
loud, harsh-sounding
Antagonistic
hostile, conflicting
Relevant
related to the matter at hand
Accessible
easy to reach or understand
Aversion
dislike
Conviction
a firm belief
Rancor
resentment, hostility, spite
Surly
rude, unpleasant
Audible
capable of being heard
Erudite
highly educated
Debase
to reduce in quality or value
Surreptitious
done secretly, sneaky
Saccharine
overly sweet or agreeable
Skeptical
doubtful
Dispassionate
calm
Brusque
rudely brief
Plagiarism
the theft of someone else's ideas
Preclude
to make impossible, prevent
Bungler
a clumsy person
Dissonance
disagreement; lack of harmony
Distend
to expand, extend
Predilection
preference, liking
Willful
stubborn
Confound
to confuse
Torpor
inactivity
Hackneyed
overused, stale
Invective
an insulting or abusive expression
Uniform
identical, similar
Banal
unoriginal, stale
Consequence
result, outcome
Tangible
real, capable of being touched
Penchant
liking
Stagnate
to lie motionless
Exasperate
to anger or irritate
Placate
to calm the anger of
Bolster
to support, prop up
Instigate
to provoke to action
Kindle
to excite, stir up
Emancipated
starved; extremely thin
Opaque
impenetrable by light
Fitful
irregular; inconsistent
Irascible
short-tempered, irritable
Circumspection
caution
Civil
polite, courteous
Loathe
to hate, scorn
Score
the written form of a piece of music
Morose
sad, sorrowful
Unprecedented
never before known or experienced
Mundane
ordinary; commonplace
Refined
polite, well-bred
Assiduous
working devotedly and carefully
Amass
to pile up, collect
Pulverize
to demolish
Fervor
intense emotion
Recluse
one who lives alone; a hermit
Retain
to keep
Diffident
timid, lacking self-confidence
Reserve
a tendency to hold oneself back
Extrinsic
not essential; from the outside
Arid
dry
Exonerate
to free from blame
Abet
to encourage, urge on
Adulterate
to add impurities to
Aggregate
to collect; to bring together
Prodigious
immense; astonishing
Rescind
to repeal, cancel
Derivative
copied or adapted from others
Insipid
dull, uninteresting
Engender
to produce; to bring into existence
Conservative
traditional; opposed to change
Impede
to block, obstruct
Impose
to establish by authority
Melancholy
sad, depressed
Turbulent
violently agitated, disturbed
Obtrusive
obvious, highly noticeable
Dispatch
promptness
Understate
to express less strongly than appropriate
Indefatigable
untiring, tireless
Ungainly
clumsy, awkward
Culpable
guilty; blameworthy
Jocular
joking, jolly
Mercurial
given to quick changes of mood
Nefarious
evil
Neologism
a newly invented word
Florid
elaborately decorated; flowery
Incorporate
to include
Cantankerous
quarrelsome, ill-tempered
Perceptive
having keen understanding
Contract
to make or become smaller
Meek
spineless, giving in easily
Buttress
to support, reinforce
Conciliate
to calm, comfort
Hedonism
singleminded pursuit of pleasure
Illicit
illegal
Fertile
able to produce or sustain growth
Barren
unable to produce or sustain life
Dissipate
to scatter, disappear
Trepidation
fear, anxiety
Preeminent
superior to all others