SAT Vocabulary List 17 --- Mr. Sanford
verb: To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem; to cause to feel shame, to humiliate, or mortify.
adv: Formed or contrived for a specific purpose, case, or situation at hand, and for no other.
verb: To leave or give by will.
verb: To rebuke or scold angrily and at length. (castigate, reproach, vituperate).
adjective: Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.
noun: A pleasant, friendly, and affable disposition. (alacrity, congeniality).
verb: To mention or suggest something, such as a topic or idea, for the first time.
adjective: Lacking adult perspective, maturity, or experience.
noun: The principle of, or relationship between, cause and effect.
noun: A person who makes elaborate claims to skill or knowledge.
adjective: Completely satisfactory.
adjective: Mysterious in meaning; puzzling. (ambiguous, enigmatic).
noun: A scarce supply.
verb: To expose or excoriate as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated.
adjective: Quick and skillful. (adroit, dexterous).
adjective: Exceedingly harsh; very severe.
noun: A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law. (fiat, injunction).
verb: To direct or impose with authority and emphasis. (exhort)
noun: A motto or quotation, as at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.
adjective: Marked by great passion or zeal. (vehement).
noun: A shallow place in a body of water, such as a river, where one can cross.
verb: To cross a body of water by wading.
adjective: Having, showing, or characterized by a resolute, highly determined, and unyielding spirit. (redoubtable, formidable).
verb: To being to develop or grow; to come into existence.
adjective: Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.
noun: One who attacks and seeks to subvert or overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions.
adjective: Well known and very distinguished. (eminent, august, venerable).
adjective: Impeccably clean; pristine; spotless.
adjective: Characterized by a lack sense of substance. (insipid).
noun: One who wastes time.
noun: One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state, including government.
adjective: Wishing, or appearing to wish, evil unto others. (inimical).
verb: To provide with great enjoyment; to entertain with food and drink.
adjective: Of reliable, fixed, or consistent character; very consistent.
noun: A beginner in learning or undertaking something; a novice.
noun: The forefront in any movement, field, or activity; to leaders of any intellectual or political movement.