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SAT Vocabulary List 10

SAT Vocabulary List 10 --- Mr. Sanford
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Amortize
verb: to pay off or liquidate.
Audacious
adjective: Fearlessly daring; invulnerable to fear or intimidation. (inexorable)
Candor
noun: Honesty or expression.
Capitulate
verb: To submit utterly and completely. (acquiesce).
Captious
adjective: Marked by a disposition to find and point out trivial faults.
Coercion
noun: Force or the power to use force in gaining compliance.
Culpable
adjective: Guilty; responsible for wrongdoing.
Endemic
adjective: Belonging to a particular area.
Extol
verb: To praise highly. (exalt, glorify)
Inimical
adjective: Hostile; unfriendly.
Insentient
adjective: Unfeeling; without sensation. (callous)
Insidious
adjective: Operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect.
Insolent
adjective: Insulting and arrogant. (imperious, impertinent, impudent)
Legerdemain
noun: Trickery; sleight of hand. (chicanery, guile)
Matriculate
verb: To enroll or register in a college or university as a candidate for a degree.
Maudlin
adjective: Overly sentimental; too much sentiment for effect.
Misanthrope
noun: One who hates or mistrusts or is cynical of humankind.
Mitigate
verb: To soften, make milder; to moderate. (assuage, allay, extenuate, palliate)
Moiety
noun: A part, portion, or share.
Nihilism
noun: The belief that existence and all traditional values are meaningless.
Obfuscate
verb: To confuse; obscure; to be difficult to perceive or understand.
Obstreperous
adjective: Troublesome; boisterous; unruly. (Churlish, tumultuous, fractious)
Omnipotent
adjective: Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful; supreme.
Panacea
noun: A remedy for all diseases.
Panegyric
noun: Elaborate praises or laudation. (encomium, homage, kudos)
Paragon
noun: A model or pattern of excellence or perfection; an archetype.
Pathos
noun: A quality that arouses pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.
Quixotic
adjective: Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuits of unreachable goals.
Quotidian
adjective: Occurring daily; commonplace. (banal, diurnal)
Raconteur
noun: One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.
Reconnoiter
verb: To explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody; surveillance; to survey.
Ribald
adjective: Characterized by or indulging vular, lewd humor.
Spurious
adjective: Neither genuine, authentic, nor true;
Sycophant
noun: A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.
Ubiquitous
adjective: Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time. (omnipresent).