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SAT Vocabulary List 9

SAT Vocabulary List 9 --- Mr. Sanford
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Apotheosis
noun: Elevation to a divine status; glorification.
Anomaly
noun: Irregularity or deviation from the norm; a deviation from what is normal or expected. (aberration)
Ardor
noun: Great emotion or passion; devotion.
Assuage
verb: To make less intense or severe; to ease; to relieve (allay, conciliate, mitigate, palliate).
Cognition
noun: A mental process by which something is acquired.
Concord
noun: An agreement; harmony or agreement of interests or feelings.
Congenital
adjective: Or or relating to a condition that is present at birth.
Consitituent
adjective: A component or part; a citizen or voter.
Didactic
adjective: Excessively instructive or moralizing.
Effigy
noun: A stuffed doll.
Ellicit
verb: To draw out; (engender, evince)
Exonerate
verb: To clear or free from blame. (exculpate)
Expiate
verb: To atone for. (absolve)
Expurgate
verb: To censor; to edit by omitting or modifying parts of a text or speech considered indelicate or offensive. (bowdlerize)
Gregarious
adjective: Outgoing; demonstrably sociable. (convivial)
Illicit
adjective: Illegal; unlawful; prohibited.
Implacable
adjective: Incapable of being pleased; high maintenance; inflexible.
Inculcate
verb: To teach by frequent instruction or repetition.
Incontrovertible
adjective: Impossible to dispute.
Indolent
adjective: Habitually lazy; lethargic. (lassitude)
Licentious
adjective: Lacking moral discipline.
Lionize
verb: To treat as a celebrity.
Lugubrious
adjective: Sorrowful; mournful; dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
Malefactor
noun: A criminal.
Magnanimous
adjective: Generous; noble in spirit. (altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, munificent).
Martinet
noun: Strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules. (autocrat).
Megalomania
noun: Psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence. (egocentrism)
Mendacious
adjective: Dishonest or untruthful; disingenuous. (equivocating, prevaricating).
Mercurial
adjective: Quick and changeable in temperament. (capricious)
Nadir
noun: The lowest point.
Occlude
verb: To cause to become closed or blocked.
Parlance
noun: A particular manner of speaking. (vernacular).
Paroxysm
noun: A sudden outburst of emotion or action.
Parsimonious
adjective: excessively Frugal.
Pertinacious
adjective: Holding tenaciously to a purpose.