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Elite SAT 1 High Frequency 26-50

vocab 26-50 for A and B from Elite
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gauche
adj. socially awkward
cornucopia
n. an abundance
salve
n. an ointment that heals or soothes, a balm; v. to sooth or heal with such an ointment
extract
v. to remove, esp. with effort
versatile
adj. competent in many things
adduce
v. to show as an example or means of proving something
extol
v. to praise highly and lavishly
interlocutor
n. someone who takes part in a conversation, esp. formally
encomium
n. high praise
abduct
v. to take away, kidnap
indelible
adj. incapable of being removed or erased
gauge
n. an instrument for measuring or testing; v. to measure
mercurial
adj. easily changeable; erratic
prudent
adj. marked by careful planning; discreet
cryptic
adj. secretive or partially concealed; mysterious
menial
adj. lowly or servant-like
montage
n. a composite of elements, esp. pictures, placed closely next to one another
drastic
adj. extreme; severe
acumen
n. quickness and accuracy of judgment or insight
cosmopolitan
adj. having worldwide scope; so sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world
obtrude
v. to push forward; to impose (oneself or ideas) on others
paroxysm
n. a sudden convulsion or outburst; a fit
monolithic
adj. massive, solid and uniform in appearance
approbation
n. official approval
heyday
n. a time of success or popularity
cantankerous
adj. bad-tempered; quarrelsome
berate
v. to scold severely and at length
vantage
n. a position that gives a wide view
redress
v. to set right; to remedy
arable
adj. suitable for growing crops (of land)
explicate
v. to give a detailed, usually learned explanation or analysis
claustrophobia
n. fear of confined spaces
indefatigable
adj. tireless, unceasing
advocate
v. to speak in support of something
tract
n. an area of land or water; a brief written work, usually on a religious or political topic
itinerant
adj. traveling from place to place, esp. for work
acrimony
n. bitter, sharp hostility in speech or behavior
incoherent
adj. not sticking together; not logically connected
moratorium
n. suspension of activity; authorized delay
provenance
n. place or source of origin
melancholy
adj. sad, esp. a lingering or habitual state of mind; n. persistent sadness
downtrodden
adj. badly and unfairly treated; oppressed
affable
adj. friendly; easy to talk to
disseminate
v. to scatter widely; (of information) to make known
panacea
n. a cure-all or an all-purpose solution
dire
adj. warning of or having terrible consequences
blight
n. a plant disease; something that impairs growth, progress, or prosperity
concur
v. to agree
moribund
adj. approaching death; nearly obsolete
cordial
adj. warm and friendly; hearty