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60 terms

SAT Vocab List 5

numbers 241-300
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orthodox
adhering to what is traditional
ostracized
to be excluded from a group; to be an outcast
overstated
stated in exaggerated terms
overwrought
excessively nervous or excited; agitated
panache
dash; verve
pantheon
a group of persons most highly regarded for contributions to a field or an endeavor
parable
a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson
paradoxical
to be seemingly contradictory but nonetheless true
patrician
a person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes
penchant
a definite liking; a strong inclination
peregrination
journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot
peremptory
putting an end to all debate or action
periphery
the outermost part or region within a precise boundary
perseverance
steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties
personification
a person or thing typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification
pertinent
having logical, precise relevance to the matter at hand
perturbed
disturbed greatly; uneasy or anxious
petulant
irritable
pioneer
one who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development; leader in a field
placating
pacifying, appeasing
platitude
a trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant
polar
occupying or characterized by opposite extremes
populist
a supporter of the rights and power of the people
portend
serving as an omen or a warning of something
pragmatic
dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical
precipitous
extremely steep
preclude
to make impossible, as by action taken in advance; to exclude or prevent
prescience
knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight
presumptuous
going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward
pristine
remaining in a pure state
proscribed
denounced or condemned
provisional
temporary
punctiliousness
strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct; precise
punctual
acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed
quibble
to find fault or criticize for petty reasons; cavil
quixotic
caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality
rambunctious
boisterous and disorderly
rampant
extending unchecked; unrestrained; widespread
rancidity
repugnant; nasty
rebound
to spring or bounce back after hitting or colliding with something; to recover
recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance
recluse
a person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude
reminiscent
tending to recall or suggest something in the past
renaissance
a rebirth or revival
repertory
a theatrical company or presentation that presents several works regularly; a store or stock of things available
reprehensible
blameworthy
repudiate
to reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust
reserved
shy; restrained
residual
extra
resolute
firm or determined; unwavering
resplendent
splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant
retarding
slowing, delaying, or impeding
reticence
the state or quality of being inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself
retort
to reply, especially to answer in a caustic or witty manner
rigidity
stiffness
ruffian
a bully
ruthless
having no compassion or pity; merciless
sagacity
the quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom
salutary
healthy
sanctuary
a sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque; a place of refuge or asylum