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Elite 2012 SAT Vocabulary Set A 276-300

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defray
provide for the payment of
formidable
inspiring fear or dread
patrician
(n) a person of refined manners or background; a member of the aristocracy
(adj) aristocratic
fume
to be in a state of anger
procrastinate
to delay; to put off
yoke
to join together; to unite closely
circumscribe
to define the limits of
resonant
strong and deep in tone
relief
a distinction or prominence due to contrast
Machiavellian
practicing deceit or cunning; favoring expediency over moral principle
harbor
to give shelter; to entertain or nourish (a specific thought or feeling)
havoc
great destruction and devastation
premeditate
to think out, plan, or scheme beforehand
recumbent
lying down in a position of comfort
demean
to disrespect; to lower; to degrade; to ridicule
chide
to scold
byzantine
highly complicated or intricate; characterized by devious plotting
lull
to soothe or calm; to deceive into trustfulness
homogeneous
uniform; of the same kind
hypothesis
a tentative explanation; something assumed true for the sake of argument or investigation
shoal
an area of shallow water
satire
irony, sacrasm, or caustic with used to attack human vice or folly, esp. in a literary work
goad
(v) to prod or urge, as if with a pointed stick;
(n) a long stick used to prod animals; something used to urge on
figment
something that is created; something that is imagined
centrifugal
moving away from the center