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SAT Vocabulary Words

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Myopic
nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
Ratiocinate
To think, contemplate
Render
give or supply
Recapitulate
to repeat, reiterate
Loquacious
talkative, wordy; fond of talking
Verbose
using or containing too many words
Gregarious
sociable; fond of the company of others
Elocution
the art of public speaking
Circumlocution
an indirect way of expressing something
Recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
Cogent
logical and convincing; appealing to reason
Seminal
Original and inspiring further similar efforts
Meritorious
deserving reward or praise
Redact
to revise, edit
Placate
to appease, soothe, pacify
Tedious
Tiresome because of length or dullness
Tome
a (usually) large and scholarly book
Peruse
examine or consider with attention and in detail
Entomology
the branch of zoology that studies insects
Ostracized
shunned; excluded; left out
Pariah
a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Persevere
be persistent, refuse to stop
Latent
hidden, present but not realized
Burgeon
grow and flourish
Diligent
hardworking, industrious, not lazy
Paragon
model of excellence or perfection of a kind
Commodious
large and roomy ('convenient' is archaic in this sense)
Clairvoyant
foreseeing the future
Cosmopolitan
worldly; widely sophisticated
Vast
enormous, immense
Voluminous
large in volume or bulk
Exorbitant
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
Colossus
an enormous structure
Synopsis
a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
Cadence
rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words
Rhythm
The pattern or beat of a poem.
Cavort
(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
Boisterous
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
Daft
insane, foolish
Deft
quick and skillful in movement