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FRANKLIN ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCABULARY S1-Q2

ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCAB WORDS FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL PITTMAN SHAKELY PUCKETT SCHEMNAUR PHELPS TOLBERT
STUDY
PLAY
ALTRUISM
a concern for others; generosity
OPULENT
rich, luxurious; wealthy
IMPEDIMENT
a barrier; obstruction
AMBIGUOUS
open to more than one interpretation
EXTENUATE
to lessen seriousness by providing partial excuses
DEBACLE
a complete collapse or failure
DEMEANOR
behavior; manner of conducting oneself
NEBULOUS
hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
SANGUINE
cheerfully optimistic
PERUSE
to read carefully; scrutinize
ADROIT
skillful; clever
LACONIC
using few words; short; concise
SAGACIOUS
wise; having keen perception and sound judgement
CESURE
to criticize or blame
ECLECTIC
choosing from various sources
GARISH
tastelessly gaudy
REDOLENT
having a pleasant odor
EPITOME
A typical example
GARNER
to gather; to acquire
PARADIGM
a model; an example
BREVITY
briefness; short duration
OFFAL
garbage; waste parts
ELICIT
call forth, evoke, extract, educe
PANACHE
self-confidence; a showy manner
RECOIL
to retreat; to draw back
HERMETIC
tightly sealed
FISCAL
pertaining to money or finance
RECANT
to withdraw or disavow a statement or opinion
ENNUI
boredom, weariness
PANDEMIC
general; widespread
AUSPICIOUS
favorable; promising
INCENDIARY
causing to excite or inflame
ACRID
harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
POLYGLOT
someone with knowledge of two or more languages
PSYCHOSOMATIC
of or relating to physical symptoms caused by mental or emotional problems
DISSEMINATE
to spread; scatter; disperse
EXTEMPORANEOUS
done without planning; spur of the moment; unexpected; makeshift
REQUIEM
a religious service or song for the deceased
CLANDESTINE
secret, concealed; underhanded
DIGRESS
to stray from the main subject