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SAT Vocabulary List 8

SAT Vocabulary List 8 --- Mr. Sanford
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Amplify
verb: To make larger or more powerful; (augment)
Assiduous
adjective: Diligent, persistent, hard working.
Ascetic
adjective: Self-denying, leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; (austere) --- (noun): A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals
Contrite
adjective: Caused by or showing deep remorse; deeply sorrowful and repentant; apologetic. (rueful)
Convivial
adjective: Sociable; fond of feasting, drinking and good company; sociable; vivacious
Corporeal
adjective: Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body (tangible)
Coquette
noun: A woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.
Curmudgeon
noun: A cranky person; Difficult to work with.
Discursive
adjective: Wandering from topic to topic (circumlocution)
Diurnal
adjective: Daily; relating to or active in the daytime (quotidian, circadian)
Doleful
adjective: Sad or mournful; crestfallen; melancholy. (lugubrious, rueful, dolorous).
Effrontery
noun: An instance of audacious behavior; brazen and shameful behavior
Effulgent
adjective: Shining brilliantly; luminous.
Enunciate
verb: To pronounce clearly.
Erudite
adjective: Characterized by great knowledge; having or showing profound knowledge; learned; scholarly.
Ethereal
adjective: Light, airy, or tenuous; not earthly.
Exhort
verb: To urge, advise, or caution earnestly; (expostulate)
Formidable
adjective: Strong and excellent; arousing fear.
Filch
verb: To steal; to purloin.
Harbinger
noun: A precursor; a sign of something to come. (augury, omen)
Heathen
noun: An irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person.
Husbandry
noun: To farm; the breeding and care of animals or livestock.
Improvident
adjective: Without planning for the future; a lack of foresight. (extemporaneous)
Incandescent
adjective: Shining brilliantly; effulgent; luminous.
Incendiary
adjective: Tending to inflame or stimulate the senses. (noun): One who creates or stirs up factionalism or sedition.
Incipient
adjective: Beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage. (inchoate)
Jargon
noun: Unintelligible and confusing speech or writing.
Jurisprudence
noun: Philosophy of law.
Labyrinth
noun: An intricate and complex maze.
Lassitude
noun: Lethargy; sluggishness; apathy; indolence.
Manumit
verb: To free from slavery; to emancipate.
Mundane
adjective: Found in the ordinary course of events; commonplace. (banal, hackneyed)
Munificent
adjective: Very liberal in giving; generous; beneficent; benevolent. (largess)
Stalwart
adjective: Having or marked by imposing physical strength. (noun): One who is physically and morally strong.
Titular
adjective: In title only. (noun): A person who bears a title.