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159 terms

SAT week 7

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contingent
unpredictable b/c dependent on chance. Dependent on something uncertain
beleaguered
harassed/besieged
errant
wandering outside of established limits
chagrin
feeling of embarrassment b/c of failure or disappointment
contentious
always ready to argue/quarrelsome
umbrage
offense/resentment professor umbridge
paradigm
example/model _____ shift
dissent
disagree
intransigent
refusing to compromise/agree
fulminate
issue a strong verbal attack
juncture
point of time/concurrence of events
recruit
restore/renew the health/vitality of
appraise
officially estimate worth of
deride
ridicule
guise
external appearance esp. false
throng
crowd/number of ppl gathered together
wake
track of turbulence by something moving through water
ramification
a development or consequence resulting from a course of action
destitution
lack of any means of subsistence
articulate
able to express oneself clearly and effectively
propriety
good manners/proper behaviour
conjecture
inference/conclusion based on incomplete evidence
felon
one who has committed a serious crime
incipient
beginning to appear or be noticed
sublime
of high spiritual/moral worth
endemic
native to a particular country
exalt
raise in status or character/increase the effect or intensity of
incognito
in disguise
maintain
provide support/declare to be true/defend against criticism
adjudicate
to judge/preside
perjury
lying under oath
lout
an awkward stupid person
abate
lessen in amount, intensity, or strength
relinquish
to surrender or release
tributary
a stream flowing into a larger river/making additions or producing supplies
internecine
pertaining to conflict within a group/mutually destructive
hearten
encourage/give strength
orchestrate
arrange so as to achieve a desired effect ensemble
verbiage
excessive wordiness
inoculate
inject something into in order to create immunity vaccine
defame
attack a person's reputation/slander
partisan
a strong often militant supporter
mausoleum
huge tomb museum
nadir
lowest point/the bottom
bequeath
pass down to, hand down
resuscitate
revive/esp from apparent death or unconsciousness cardiopulmonary________
fallacy
false notion
polemic
controversial argument, esp attacking a particular opinion
hearsay
rumor/gossip
vagrant
person who wanders from place to place esp. one who lives on the streets and constitutes a public nuisance
nascent
coming into being/being born
stalwart
firm and resolute/having imposing physical strength
ledger
a book for keeping financial records
assiduous
diligent, hardworking, constant
harrowing
very distressing/painful
abet
encourage, assist, or support, usually in wrongdoing
office
duty or function assigned to someone Dwight
repository
a place where things are kept for safekeeping
verdant
green verde
incite
provoke and urge on/to encourage to act, esp in a hostile action
indisposed
slightly ill, unwilling
inveterate
established for a long time, habitual
husband
to use sparingly, conserve
admonish
to warn so a fault can be corrected or a danger avoided
commute
to change a punishment to one less severe daily ______ to work
meager
lacking in quantity or vigor
disparage
speak in a disapproving or slighting manner
refuse
garbage
wreak
inflict/cause
auditory
relating to the sense of hearing auditorium
delegate
entrust to another person
retrospect
consideration of past events
ineffable
incapable of being expressed
imposing
impressive by virtue of size, power, or manner
vanguard
leading position in army or fleet, leading position in a movement or trend
sinuous
curving in and out/winding
deluge
great flood
epithet
descriptive term for a person or thing
stupefy
to put in a state of little or no sensation to amaze or astonish harry potter spell
leeway
margin, room for freedom or action
vitality
force that distinguishes life from death, exuberance
disinter
exhume, dig out of the ground
theocracy
rule of the state by religious leaders
fallow
of land, plowed but not planted during the growing season, characterized by inactivity
lumber
move clumsily
trepidation
strong fear or dread marked by trembling or hesitancy
exonerate
find blameless
exact
demand and obtain by force or authority
porous
easily crossed or penetrated pores
de facto
actual or effective, esp when without legal authority
inexorable
not able to be persuaded, unyielding, unalterable
malapropism
ridiculous misuse of words Bottom
insulate
to set apart, to protect insulator
gild
to cover with a thin layer of gold the ____ed age
regale
delight or entertain
tightfisted
stingy, miserly
frond
large leaf
slipshod
marked by carelessness or casual attention to detail
precipitate
moving rapidly and without caution
labyrinthine
complicated, puzzling
vindicate
clear of blame with supporting arguments or proff
repudiate
reject as invalid or untrue
gossamer
light, thin, airy _______ hair
raillery
light, good-natured ridicule or satire
redoubtable
fearsome/formidable
stultify
to make absurdly useless, esp. by degrading
tax
to make difficult of excessive demands upon
apex
the highest point
missive
written message
bastion
well fortified place, source of protection
conduit
channel for conducting fluids
secede
withdraw formally from an alliance or membership
quagmire
wet, boggy ground _____ triplets
plunder
rob, to take wrongfully
listless
having no interest in what is going on about one. languid spiritless
wizened
wrinkled from aging
heterodox
not in agreement with accepted beliefs
headlong
with uncontrolled speed and force
languish
lose strength or health
gouge
a chisel with a rounded blade, to cut or scoop out, as with a chisel
lapse
to decline from a previous level or standard, come to an end
conciliate
overcome or try to overcome distrust or hatred through friendly acts
valedictory
farewell speech valedictorian
inclement
harsh, severe
compound
a building or group of buildings enclosed by a barrier
lucrative
producing wealth, profitable
magnate
a very important or influential person
incur
acquire or sustain something undesirable
spurious
not genuine, false
frenetic
wildly excited or active schizophrenic
obeisance
a gesture, such as a curtsy, that expresses respect or obedience
magisterial
authoritative, overbearing
burly
strong and muscular
besiege
to crowd on, to move in on, to overwhelm
facsimile
an exact copy fax
prepossessing
impressing favorably
bemuse
confuse or stupefy
ersatz
inferior imitation or substitute _____elevator
motley
having elements of great variety, composed of many colours ______ crue
imperious
domineering, marked by arrogant assurance
proselytize
to convert from one faith or cause another
heckle
to harass with questions or taunts
emaciated
made thin unnaturally, abnormally thin due to starvation
insurrection
a rebellion
wallow
toll about lazily, in or as if in water, snow, or mud. to revel
subjugate
bring under control
boon
a welcome benefit
plebeian
common
penurious
extreme or petty unwillingness to spend money
imbroglio
a confused misunderstanding/disagreement
albeit
although
nostrum
a potion given as a medicine or doubtful effectiveness
obfuscate
to make difficult to understand
parley
a discussion esp. btwn enemies to resolve disputes
suffuse
to spread through or over
rubric
a category, class, title, or name chem lab _______
haphazard
mere chance, accident
panegyric
elaborate praise, esp in a formal, public setting
fervid
extremely emotional, passionate