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50 terms

SAT Vocab List #401-450

Griffin SAT vocab week of 1/8/13 easy words #19-50
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opulence
wealth, abundance
virulent
highly infectious, deadly
firebrand
a person who stirs up trouble or revolt
flout
to scorn or scoff at (especially rules)
concord
agreement, harmony
accord
agreement
insolvent
unable to pay one's debts
circumlocution
a roundabout way of saying something
idiosyncratic
peculiar or unique to an individual
astute
clever, showing keen understanding
embezzle
to steal money entrusted to one's care
garble
to confuse or jumble; to distort
subordinate
or lesser importance or rank
unanimity
undivided opinion, agreement by all
prattle
to chatter or babble
implacable
incapable of being calmed or soothed
propriety
properness
convivial
having a friendly, festive atmosphere
eloquent
skilled and persuasive in speaking
confine
to keep within limits
linger
to be slow and reluctant to leave
comprehensive
of broad scope, including everything
prestige
high status, good reputation
disposition
usual attitude toward things, character
document
to support with specific evidence
frail
weak
sparse
thinly scattered, scanty
amiable
friendly, good-natured
ratify
to approve and accept formally
relish
to take pleasure in or enjoy
reiterate
to say or do repeatedly
sporadic
happening only occasionally
periphery
outer edge
static
unchanging, motionless
concise
expressing much in a few words
boundless
vast, unlimited
ruthless
without pity, cruel, merciless
compromise
to put in danger, to weaken
rational
reasonable
eradicate
to remove or destroy completely
arbitrary
based not on a rule but on luck or whim
impoverished
poor
alien
foreign, unfamiliar, strange
somber
gloomy
glutton
a person who eats and drinks excessively
submissive
humbly obedient, giving in easily
considerate
showing regard for others' feelings
indentation
a notch or depression
ornate
elaborately decorated, fancy
chide
to scold