75 terms

SAT word lists 1-5

Use this combined set to study for the Vocab Midterm (Q2, 2012-13)
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Aesthetic
Having to do with art or beauty
Prodigal
Extravagant; wasteful
Augment
To add to; to increase; to make bigger; to make greater
Concur
Agree
Complacent
Smug; self-satisfied
Eloquence
Expressiveness; gracefulness in speech
Guile
Deceitful cunning; duplicity
Trivial
Unimportant
Incessant
Never-ending; unceasing
Laud
Praise
Deterrent
Prevention; something that discourages
Redundant
Repetitive; extra; unnecessary
Infamous
having an extremely bad reputation
Provoke
Stir to anger; cause retaliation
Depravity
The state of being morally corrupt; a corrupt act or practice
Benevolent
Kind; good-hearted; generous
Piety
Devoutness; state of being deeply religious
Conciliatory
Soothing; ending a dispute
Resigned
Accepting of a situation; unresisting
Resolve
Determination
Servile
Overly submissive; cringing; like a servant
Comprehensive
Thorough; inclusive
Anarchist
Person who rebels against established government
Virulent
Very harmful; malignant
Scrutinize
To examine closely
Diligence
Hard work; persistence
Supercilious
Overly proud; haughty
Adversary
Foe; opponent
Lucid
Clear; easy to understand
Discordant
Disagreeing; lacking harmony
Innovation
Change; introduction of something new
Subtlety
The state of being or something that is not obvious or cunning
Relevance
Importance; pertinence
Candor
Honesty; frankness
Discerning
Able to distinguish one thing from another
Hypocritical
Insincere
Disdain
Contempt; intense dislike
Abstract
Theoretical; lacking substance (the opposite of concrete)
Temper
Moderate; soften
Enigma
Mystery
Admonish
Warn; reprove; express disapproval
Eccentric
Odd; unusual; quirky
Provincial
Narrow-minded; unsophisticated
Adroit
Agile; skillful
Composure
Mental calmness
Phenomena
Observable facts
Delineate
Portray
Accolade
Award of merit
Clemency
Mercy; leniency; mildness, as of the weather
Deplore
Regret; disapprove of
Dissonance
Discord
Indifferent
Not caring one way or the other; lacking a preference; neutral; unbiased
Apathy
Lack of emotion or interest
Obscure
Unclear; clouded; partially hidden; hard to understand
Ambiguous
Unclear in meaning
Coercion
Use of force to get someone's compliance
Objective
Without bias
Reverent
Worshipful; respectful
Discriminating
Able to see differences; able to make a distinction
Denounce
Speak out against; condemn
Abstruse
Obscure; difficult to understand
Belie
Contradict; give a false impression
Cajole
Coax; wheedle
Endorse
Support; approve of
Bequeath
Leave someone something through a will; hand down
Erratic
Wandering; irregular; unstable
Capricious
Fickle; incalculable
Blighted
Destroyed; suffering from a disease
Daunt
Intimidate
Debilitate
Weaken; enfeeble
Infer
Conclude or deduce; read between the lines
Bolster
Prop up; support
Miserly
Stingy; mean
Censorious
Critical
Defame
Harm someone's reputation; malign