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21 terms

500 sat words cgyao15 141-160

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exuberant
high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
EX. "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"
fatuous
stupid; foolishly self-satisfied
frenetic
wildly excited or active
EX. "frenetic screams followed the accident"
caveat
a warning
EX. "a caveat against unfair practices"
galvanize
To excite or arouse action
EX. "galvanized into action"
garish
glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
EX. "garish colors"
grate
irritate
EX. "The injustice grated her"
gratuitous
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
EX. "a gratuitous insult"
harangue
a long, strongly expressed speech or lecture, a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
impassive
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
EX. "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"
impetuous
rash, impulsive
EX."an impetuous display of spending and gambling"
impugn
attack as false or wrong
EX. "~ someone's views"
incongruous
lacking in harmony; incompatible, inappropriate
EX. "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
incorrigible
not able to be corrected; beyond control
ingenuous
showing innocence or childlike simplicity, artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
EX. "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"
innocuous
harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
EX. "it was an innocuous remark"; " ~ prank"
insinuate
to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly
EX. "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
insipid
lacking taste or flavor or tang
EX. "insipid hospital food"
insular
relating to, characteristis of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
EX. "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
intransigent
refusing to compromise
EX. "he is ~ in his refusal to change his mind"
inane
without sense or meaning; silly