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50 terms

SAT 2b

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liberated
adj.) (of a person) showing freedom from social conventions or traditional ideas, esp. to sexual roles; (of a place or people) freed from enemy occupation
notorious
adj.) famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed
obsolete
adj.) outdated
v.) caused something to be outdated by replacing it with something new
oppress
v.) persecute; depress
overwhelming
adj.) very large or strong
v.) engulf; defeat; overcome
partisan
adj.) biased
n.) a strong supporter of a party
perplex
v.) puzzle, bewilder
petty
adj.) trivial, of little importance; mean
prominent
adj.) famous, important; noticeable, eye-catching
propaganda
n.) information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view
reiterate
v.) say something again for emphasis or clarity
scrupulous
adj.) diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details
smug
adj.) showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements
subsequent
adj.) coming after something in time; following
superfluous
adj.) unnecessary, being more than enough
sustain
v.) strengthen or support physically or mentally; continue
venerate
v.) regard with great respect; revere
vigor
n.) physical strength and good health; legal or binding force; validity
wary
adj.) feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problem
zealous
adj.) fervent, passionate
abhor
v.) hate, detest
adhere
v.) stick fast to a surface; follow the practice of
alienate
v.) cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged; transfer ownership to another person
animate
v.) bring to life
archaic
adj.) very old or old-fashioned
ardor
n.) enthusiasm or passion
atypical
adj.) not representative of a type; unusual
censure
v.) express severe disapproval of something in a formal statement
commemorate
v.) recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony
conscientious
adj.) wishing to do what is right, esp. to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly
console
v.) comfort at a time of grief
n.) control panel
conspire
v.) make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act
cunning
adj.) showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit
n.) deceitfulness
deliberate
adj.) done consciously and intentionally; calculated
v.) think over
denounce
v.) condemn; publicly declare to be wrong or evil
derivative
adj.) imitative of someone's work
n.) by-product
didactic
adj.) instructive, particularly in having moral instruction as an underlying motive
diplomatic
adj.) managing international relations; dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way; reproducing an original version
discreet
adj.) careful in one's speech or actions, esp. in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage
divert
v.) reroute; distract; amuse
eclectic
adj.) wide-ranging
egotist
n.) egoist, self-centered person
empirical
adj.) based on observation or experience rather than theory
fabricate
v.) invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent
glutton
n.) overeater; person who is excessively fond of something
inconsequential
adj.) insignificant, unimportant
inconsolable
adj.) heartbroken; not able to be comforted or alleviated
indigenous
adj.) native; originating or occurring naturally in a particular place
ingenious
adj.) clever, original, and inventive
innocuous
adj.) harmless; inoffensive