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50 terms

Elite SAT AB 101-125

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infinitesimal
exceedingly small; minute
variegated
distinctly marked with different colors; diverse
erratic
inconsistent, unpredictable
venial
easily excused or forgiven
zeal
intense passion or enthusiasm
peer
a person or thing of the same rank
olfactory
relating to the sense of smell
divulge
to reveal or make known
conducive
tending to bring about
odyssey
a long, adventurous journey
negotiate
to succeed in going over, coping with, or accomplishing
submissive
willing to obey without resistance; docile
encumber
to burden or weigh down
endeavor
a serious attempt or effort
inextricable
incapable of being solved or untangled
scruple
a moral principle that restrains actions
antediluvian
very old; outdated
innate
possessed at birth; inborn
hedonist
someone who seeks only pleasure
rote
mechanical memorization, often without full understanding
byproduct
a side-effect; something produced in the making of something else
liable
legally obligated; likely (w/ reference to an unfavorable outcome)
august
inspiring awe or admiration, esp. because of high rank or character
discreet
careful about one says or does; prudent
egregious
outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad
improvident
not preparing for the future; incautious
sanguine
optimisitc; cheerful
impoverished
without money; deprived of natural resources
diffident
lacking self-confidence; timid, shy
tenor
the general character or meaning of something
excruciating
severely painful
repel
to drive or force back; to drive off
surly
sullen or rude
coax
to persuade by pleading or flattery
sinecure
a paid position that requires little or no work
venerable
worthy of honor and respect by reason of diginity, age, etc.
emulate
to copy someone; to imitate
tandem
a relationship between two people or things involving cooperative action
sequester
to move or set apart ; to quarantine
quintessence
a pure substance or essence of something
squander
to spend wastefully
antiseptic
(adj) free of germs; thoroughly clean; (n) a substance that inhibits the growth of germs
contrite
feeling sorry for what one has done
edifice
a building; an archtiectural monument
antithesis
direct contrast;opposition
improvise
to do without preparation
deplete
to gradually use up (resources, strength, etc.)
amorphous
without definite shape ; shapeless; unorganized
ubiquitous
present everywhere
recur
to repeat; to occur again