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SAT vocab McGraw Hills 2012 Unit 5

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cajole
to persuade by using flattery
exhort
to urge strongly
coerce
to persuade through the use of force
induce
to cause
coax
to persuade by using flattery
provoke
to stir up; to excite
obligatory
required
wheedle
to influence by flattery
goad
to urge into action
begrudge
to give in to something relunctly
spur
to goad into action
prerequisite
a requirement (not PERquisite: a perk)
resigned
accepting of one's fate
tactile
able to be sensed by touch
olfactory
relating to the sense of smell
gustatory
relating to the sense of taste
auditory
relating to the sense of hearing
discern
to perceive as separate; to sense keenly
pungent
having a sharp or irritating odor
palpable
detectable by touch
ascertain
to learn for certain
savory
pleasant tasting; appetizing
putrid
rotten; having a foul odor
myopic
short-sightedness
percieve
to become aware
aural
relating to the sense of hearing
tangible
detectable by touch; substanial
thwart
to stop something before it is able to succeed
abstain
to refrain fromaction
deterrent
something that acts to discourage
impede
to slow the progress of, to block
hinder
to slow the progress of
curtail
to make less
impediment
something that works to impede progress; a hindurance
stymie
to present an obstacle to
dissuade
to persuade not to do something
refrain
to hold back from doing
abstinence
the voluntary avoidance of something
tentative
uncertain
hamper
to restrict the progress of
abstemious
sparing or moderate in consumption
destitude
completely penniless
frugal
economical; good with money
remuneration
payment for service
impecunious
without money
improvident
failing to provide for the future
parsimony
excessive thriftness
venal
able to be bribed
thrifty
economical; good with money
pauper
an extremely poor individual
mercenary
one who gives service to the highest bidder
perquisite
payment or privilege received in addition to wages
insolvent
bankrupt
indigent
improvished
pecuniary
pertaining to money
prophecy
a prediction of the future
harbinger
a precursor
augur
premonition
portend
to give advance warning
prescient
having knowledge of future events
omen
a sign of something coming
foresight
the ability to see things coming
clairvoyant
one with great foresight
portent
an omen of a future event
preempt
to block by acting first
premeditate
to plan ahead of time
prophetic
able to tell the future
bode
to be an omen for something
archaic
ancient
relic
an object from an ancient time
decrepit
worn out from old age or use
antiquated
obsolete; outdated
antediluvian
very old
defunct
no longer in existence
perpetuate
to keep from dying out
outmoded
out of fashion; obsolete
artifact
an object of historical interest
obsolete
outmoded
dilapidated
worn out
threadbare
shabby; worn down such that the threads show
archive
a collection of historically interesting material
apathy
lack of feeling; lack of interest
apprehensive
anxious about what is to come
contrite
repentant
lament
to mourn, to show sarrow
console
to comfort
impassive
lacking emotion
pathos
pity; feeling of sarrow
empathy
the ability to identify with another's feelings
penitent
feeling remorse for one's action
ambivalent
having mixed feelings towards something
poignant
causing a sharp emotional response
remorse
regret for the past deeds
antipathy
strong feelings against something