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SAT Words 2

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adjunct
a subordinate; an assistant
admonish
to warn
ado
fuss, trouble
adonis
a very handsome man
adorn
to dressup; to decorate
adroit
skillful; clever
adulation
excessive praise or flattery
adulterate
to make impure
advent
an arrival; a coming
adventitious
accidental; nonessential
adversary
enemy; opponent
adversity
a misfortunate, distress
advocate
to recommend; to defend
aegis
a shield; protection; sponsorship
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
affable
friendly;agreeable
affectation
a phony attitude; insincerely
affiliate
to associate or to unite with
affinity
attraction to
affirmation
a statement that something is true
affix
to attach
affliction
great suffering, hardship
affluence
wealth
affront
an insult
aftermath
outcome, result
agape
open-mouthed, surprised
agenda
a list or program of things that need to be done
aggrandize
to enlarge or expand
aggravate
to worsen already bad situation, to intensify
aggregate
to collect;to gather together
aghast
shocked, terrified
agile
able to move quickly
agitate
to upset, to stir up
agnostic
one who doubts the existence of God
agoraphobia
fear of open places
agrarian
pertaining to farmers and agriculture
ague
a fever; a plague
alacrity
liveliness; willingness
albatross
a seabird; a constant burden
albeit
although
alchemy
chemistry of the middle ages
alias
an assumed name
alien
strange; foreign
alienate
to make others unfriendly to you
alimentary
furnishing (providing house/room with) food or nourishment
allay
to relieve or to calm
alleged
so-called, supposed
allegory
a symbolic work of literature
allegro
rapid, quick
alleviate
to lessen, to relieve
allocate
to set aside for a specific purpose
allude
to hint at; to refer to indirectly
alluring
tempting; fascinating; charming
alluvial
pertainingto a deposit of sand formed by
flowing water
aloft
up in the air; high
aloof
reserved, cool, indifferent
alter
to change
altercation
an argument, disagreement
altruism
unselfishness, concern for others
amalgamate
to combine, to unite, to blend
amass
to accumulate, to collect
amazon
a big, strong, masculine woman
ambidextrous
equally skillful with either hand
ambient
surround, on all sides
ambiguous
unclear, open to more than one interpretation
ambivalence
conflicting feelings toward something or someone
ambrosial
pleasing to the taste or smell
ambulatory
moving about;capable of walking
ambuscade
hidden/secret attack
ameliorate
to improve, make better
amenable
agreeable, responsive
amend
to change, to alter