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SAT Vocab List 8

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regal
royal, kinglike; fit for a king
imperial
like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
fathom
to understand
reverential
respectful
antipodes
opposite sides (of the earth)
dichotomies
divisions into two parts
bifurcations
divided into two branches
filial
pertaining to a son or daughter
avuncular
being or relating to an uncle
symbiotic
a close relationship of mutual dependence
mellifluous
sweetly flowing to the ear
avid
ardent; showing enthusiasm
zealous
filled with enthusiasm, fervent
hidebound
strongly opinionated; stubborn, obdurate, obstinate, intractable, dogmatic, willful
resolve
determination, firmness of purpose
euphony
a pleasing sound
acclaim
to praise
esteem (v)
to have great regard for
panegyrize
to praise highly
abstemious
holding back from eating or drinking too much
alimentary
relating to food and nourishment (heath, matters)
delectable
delicious
epicurean
having to do with relishing the pleasure of eating and drinking (delights, meals)
palatable
pleasing to taste buds, delicious
voracious
greedy, gluttonous
chary
cautious
conscientious
scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
gingerly
very careful
wary
cautious, careful
fleeting
short-lived, ephemeral, evanescent
itinerant
traveling from place to place, wandering about
peripatetic
moving or walking about; itinerant (constant movement that could get tedious)
transitory
fleeting
antediluvian
antiquated; extremely ancient
covert
secret, hidden
charlatan
a fraud , one who claims to know something that he does not, a quack
raconteur
a skillful storyteller
frivolous
not serious, silly, trivial (questions, complaints)
discerning
mentally quick and observant; having insight (audiences)
acrid
bitter, harsh
convalesce
recover health after illness; recuperate
delusion
A false belief or opinion (wishful thinking at times)
imprudent vs impudent
rash careless vs rude/disrespectful
indigent
poor & impoverished (do not get confused with indignant)
intimate
to suggest; to hint at
obtuse
stupid; not clear or precise (person, questions)
hardy
robust
lofty
very high; grand and noble (goals and dreams)
opportunist
one who takes advantage of every opportunity, whether or not it is moral to do so
rigor
strictness or severity; harsh and tough (winter)
saturate
to wet or soak completely (saturate the wall with ads)(saturated/wet field)
glacial
very cold or slow moving like a glacier, cold or hostile
aviary
an enclosed space for birds
insuperable
unable to overcome, insurmountable (dream team)
pitfall
unseen danger, risk, or drawback (in a plan)
replete
overflowing with (violence)
respite
a period of rest or relief, repose
aplomb
Self-confident assurance; poise
axiom
a maxim, wise saying
cavalier
arrogant, showing lack of respect toward someone or something
compunction
rueful, contrition, regret
heretic
iconoclast