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RECAS SAT Vocab #24 (2301~2400)

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disputatious
argumentative; fond of argument
therapeutic
curative; N. therapy
converse
opposite; ADJ.
dislodge
remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat
proficiency
competence, skill
Adjure
To command under oath, enjoin
Genesis
Birth, beginning point
Sybarite
Lover of luxury
Amazonian
Very strong or tough
Frugal
Living economically, without wasting resources
Arbitration
Judgment, decision
hide
skin of an animal
Microscope
An instrument which allows you to see small things
coop
chicken-shed
Discredit
To harm the reputation of
Entomology
Study of insects
plight
difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
Endure
Suffer, tolerate, carry on
Incinerator
device to burn waste
Rankle
To produce annoyance or irritation
Fabrication
something made up; untrue
Scrutinize
examine carefully
Brigand
Robber, thief
Stout
Strong looking, heavy
bust
piece of sculpture showing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest; V: break up; arrest
incidence
rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
Fealty
Loyalty to duty
Radical
Extreme, Fanatic
Belied
contradicted
theatrical
dramatic, exaggerated
impale
pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
luscious
pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
incrustation
hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
plumage
feathers of a bird;
domineer
rule over tyrannically
Matriarch
Female head of the family
halting
hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty
distant
reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
Extroverted
Outgoing, sociable
providence
quality of being provident; divine care; god's care; Providence: god
Anarchy
Lack of government
brisk
quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
Vassal
Slave, servant
Cumulative
building up; increasing
Phenomenal
Extraordinary, amazing
Calculated
Designed, deliberate
Duration
Length of time
mandated
ordered
Succinct
clear, short and well-expressed
Trifling
Unimportant, trivial
Irreverent
lacking respect
testator
maker of a will; CF. testatrix
polity
(particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state
reverend
deserving reverence; N: priest
pharisee
member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law
slither
slip or slide
scurry
rush, walk in a hurry
Ground (V)
To support something, to teach basics
paramount
foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
Divert
To amuse or entertain
Preclude
prevent
Chilling
Shocking, frightening
Terminate
To end, to kill
portly
stout; corpulent
facile
over simplified
Commotion
Loud or disturbing noise
Deft
Quick, nimble, skillful
Sermonized
gave moral lecture
Immutable
cannot be changed
Bucolic
Relating to the country, rustic
Patrimony
Inheritance handed down from father to son
cajole
coax
affiliation
joining; associating with
hamper
obstruct; prevent the free movement of;
Singularity
Something unique or unusual
Incorrigible
Unable to be changed
prolific
producing a lot
exempt
not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
Cryptic
hidden
Regicide
Killing of a king or monarch
conglomeration
mass of material sticking together
makeshift
temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
Hypothetical
based on guesswork; not proven
Tenable
Arguable, workable
Exhort
To urge
dilapidated
falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle
nimble
quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
Pervert (V)
To corrupt, to turn from its original purpose
Unerring
Perfect, infallible, without errors
jocund
merry
Civ
Citizen
infinitesimal
very small
proviso
stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
Elliptical
Circumlocutory, indirect, going in circles
Resurgence
revival
assert
state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.)
Symbiotic
mutually advantageous; close relationship
vilified
spoken ill of, belittled
Indecorous
Impolite, socially unacceptable
indomitable
cannot be conquered