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FRANKLIN ENGLISH 10 SAT VOCABULARY S1-Q1

Appleby Zoch Laker Dunn
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Adversity
misfortune, unfavorable happening
Blighted
suffering from a disease; destroyed
Cliché
an idea or expression that has become stale due to overuse
Acquiesce
to give in, to comply
Beguile
To deceive; to charm; to enchant
Charlatan
one who pretends to have knowledge in order to swindle others. A fraud.
Converge
to come together
Alleviate
to relieve, make more bearable
Desiccate
to dry out; to remove moisture
Emaciated
extremely thin
Hyperbole
exaggeration or overstatement
Diffidence
shyness; lack of confidence
Edify
to enlighten; to instruct, especially in moral or religious matters
Apathy
lack of interest or emotion
Insuperable
Incapable of being overcome or defeated
Efface
to erase; to rub away the features of
Acclaim
praise; applause; admiration
Depose
to remove from office or power; to take out of place; to put down
Anecdote
short story of an amusing or interesting event
Savory
tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable
Ardent
passionate, enthusiastic
Repugnant
(adj) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
Appease
(V.) to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to
Sedentary
largely inactive, accustomed to sitting
Ravenous
greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
Augment
to increase
Lithe
graceful, flexible, supple
Parody
humorous or ridiculous imitation
Recant
disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error
Steadfast
unchanging; steady; loyal
Novelty
something new, original, or unusual
Orator
a skilled public speaker
Swagger
to boast; to strut or otherwise demonstrate excessive pride
Prolific
abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
Benevolent
(adj.) kindly, charitable
Condone
to forgive
Avert
to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid
Enigma
a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
Adversary
opponent; enemy
Euphemism
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant