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SAT Vocabulary List 16

SAT Vocabulary List 16 --- Mr. Sanford
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Antecedent
noun: A preceding circumstance.
Antediluvian
adjective: Very old, old-fashioned, out of date.
Anthropomorphic
adjective: Attribution to human motivation, characteristics, or behavior towards, objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
Artifice
noun: A clever trick or stratagem. (chicanery, guile, legerdemain, pretense).
Bauble
noun: A small showy ornament of little value.
Bibliophile
noun: A lover or collector of books.
Blanch
verb: To draw back from or shy away from, as from fear.
Caucus
noun: A meeting of party leaders to select candidates.
Debilitate
verb: To sap strength from; to weaken. (attenuate, enervate).
Definitive
noun: Authoritative and complete; final.
Edifice
noun: A building, especially one of large size or imposing appearance.
Facade
noun: A superficial appearance or illusion of something.
Farcical
adjective: Broadly or extravagantly humorous.
Filibuster
noun/verb: The use of obstructionist tactics for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
Gall
noun: Exasperation; vexation; irritation or annoyance.
Glib
adjective: Performed with natural ease. (Unctuous)
Hallow
verb: To make or set apart as holy. (Sanctify)
Hew
verb: To make or shape with an ax.
Hoary
adjective: Ancient or venerable; ancient.
Idiosyncratic
adjective: Characterized by a habit, mannerism, or other physical or mental behavior.
Illimitable
adjective: Impossible to limit or circumscribe; limitless.
Insufferable
adjective: Not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable.
Jubilee
noun: A special celebrated anniversary, especially a fiftieth anniversary.
Juggernaut
noun: Something, such as a belief or an institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed.
Lapidary
noun: One who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems.

adjective: Marked by conciseness, precision, or refinement of expression.
Lascivious
adjective: Indicating sexual interest. (wanton; lewd; salacious)
Pejorative
adjective: Having, or characterized by, a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect, tone, or force.
Peremptory
adjective: Putting an end to all debate or action.
Perorate
verb: To speak at great length, often in a bombastic or grandiloquent manner.
Perquisite
noun: An incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage above and beyond regular salary, compensation, income, or wages.
Petulant
adjective: Unreasonably irritable or very ill-tempered. (fractious, querulous, choleric, churlish).
Prolix
adjective: Extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length.
Tintinnabulation
noun: The ringing or sounding of bells.
Totem
noun: Anything serving as a distinctive, often venerated, emblem or symbol.
Visceral
adjective: Characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect.