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SAT Vocab List 1

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dubious
uncertain, skeptical, doubtful, questionable
singular
unique, special, remarkable, exceptional
sanctimonious
phony holy, exaggerated religious feeling, hypocritical devotion of piousness, often "holier than thou"
(to) preempt
to supercede, to replace by prior arrangement
frenetic
frantic or frenzied, it describes how one acts when both desperately rushed and disorganized
immutable
unchangeable, permanent, steadfast
(an) affinity
a natural attraction or proclivity, a sense of kinship with something or someone, a strong sense of liking
transient
on the move, just passing through, not staying long
(to be) vindictive
to be spiteful, vengeful, malicious, wanting to take revenge
exigent
urgent, pressing, requiring immediate action
facile
easily done, glib, lacking depth
(a) precedent
something that comes before something else and serves as an example of or justification for it
concord
harmony, agreement, a peaceful similarity of attitudes
willful
headstrong, stubborn determined to have one's own way
(to) precipitate
to bring about, to set off, to cause to happen
fauna
animals
rigorous
exacting, strict, harsh, demanding of precision
illicit
forbidden, illegal, improper, taboo
(to) reprove
to criticize or correct
(to) capitulate
to surrender, cave in to pressure, to collapse
robust
strong, hardy, vigorous
(to) coalesce
to merge, to fuse, to blend together, to combine
(to be) superficial
to be shallow, concerned with only the obvious, not deep or probing
(to) scrutinize
to examine carefully, to study in detail
(an) aptitude
a natural ability, a talent, an inclination towards something that has not yet been mastered
(to) obfuscate
to make unclear, to darken or confuse, to muddle
mundane
ordinary, routine, commonplace, not special, of this world, not of heaven; earthly
(a) harbinger
a forerunner, something that precedes something else and let's us know it is coming
circumspect
cautious, guarded, vigilant
approbation
praise, approval, admiration
static
not moving, stationary, lacking movement or growth
anarchy
lawlessness, the absence of government or authority; a state of chaos
colloquial
informal, conversational, common
hermetic
airtight or tightly sealed, unaffected by anything outside itself
expedite
to facilitate, to help along, to speed the progress of, to make easier
impervious
unable to be penetrated, and thus protected from being influenced or touched by an outside force
apartheid
a rigid policy of racial segregation
(to) edify
to uplift, to benefit or instruct, especially morally
(to) fetter
to restrain, to shackle
(a) connoisseur
someone who has refined taste in a given area, someone whose experience with something has made him or her an expert
compelling
forceful, having a powerful pull
(a) paradox
a self-contradiction
(a) despot
a tyrant, a king or dictator with absolute power who uses it oppressively
erudite
scholarly, extremely learned, intellectual
(to) deprecate
to deplore, to express strong disapproval of
(a) vocation
a calling, a profession or business that one has a strong inclination toward
auspicious
promising, boding well, heartening, encouraging
(to) languish
to experience prolonged inactivity in a way that weakens or depresses
credulous
gullible, eager to believe
decorous
proper, dignified, in good taste, well-behaved, not offensive