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SAT VOCABULARY WEEK #3

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bombastic
given to pompous speech or writing
ebullience
intense enthusiasm
exorbitant
exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness
exuberant
full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy
embellish
to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate
flagrant
extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable
gratuitous
given freely; unearned; unneccessary
lavish
extravagant
lugubrious
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
opulent
displaying great wealth
ornate
elaborately decorated
penchant
a strong inclination or liking
redundant
needlessly repetitive
ubiquitous
being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
vicarious
felt or undergone as if one was taking place in the experience or feelings of other
vignette
a short scene or story
amalgam
a combination of diverse elements; a mixture
inundate
to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp
multifarious
diverse; various
multiplicity
state of being various or manifold; a great number
alleviate
to ease a pain or burden
ameliorate
to make something better; improve
beneficial
producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful
curative
able to heal or cure
palliatve
relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
therapeutic
having or exhibiting healing powers
complement
something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection
epitome
a representative or example of a type
felicitous
admirably suited; apt
belie
to misrepresent
debunk
to expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims
dubious
doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
duplicitous
deliberately deceptive
fabricate
to make up in order to decieve
fallacy
a false notion
mendacious
lying; untruthful
specious
having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
apathetic
feeling or showing little emotion
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
equivocal
open to or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous
erratic
markedly inconsistent
impetuous
suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; impulsive and passionate
impetus
an impelling force or stimulus
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals having no pattern or order in time
vacillate
to sway from one side to the other; oscillate
whimsical
characterized by whim; unpredictable
flag
to decline in vigor or strength; to tire; to droop
jaded
worn out; wearied
prudence
acting or showing care or thought for the future
hospitality
the friendly and generous reception and entertainment or guests, visitors, or strangers
aloofness
cool and distant
derailed
diverting from its intended course
anticipated
expected or predicted
dictum
a short statement that expresses a general truth
respite
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
concessions
a thing that is granted, especially in response or demands
inquiry
an act of asking for information
inept
having or showing no skill; clumsy
viable
capable of working successfully
improbable
not likely to be true or happening
belligerence
aggressive or warlike behavior
aspersion
derogatory remark
indigence
poor; needy
tenacity
not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object
perfidy
deceitfulness; untrustworthy
deficient
not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient
obtrusive
noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way
elliptical
lacking a word or words, when the sense can be understood from contextual clues
credence
belief in or acceptance of something as true
irefutable
can not be disproved
disrepute
low regard
palpable
able to be touched or felt; tangible
diaphanous
light, delicate, and translucent
anomalous
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected
dilettante
a person who cultivates an area of interest without real commitment or knowledge
iconoclast
a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions
purveyor
provide or supply as one's business