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SAT Vocabulary List 11

SAT Vocabulary List 11 --- Mr. Sanford
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Auspice
noun: Protection, guidance
Bibulous
adjective: Marked by the consumption of alcohol.
Bumptious
adjective: Crudely loud or assertive.
Capacious
adjective: Capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy.
Contentious
adjective: Tending to cause argument or strife.
Contravene
verb: To contradict or deny. (impugn)
Debauchery
noun: Extreme indulgences in sensual pleasures. (licentiousness)
Deluge
noun: A flood; a downpour.
Denunciation
noun: Public condemnation or censure. (castigation, censure)
Excommunicate
verb: To deprive the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.
Feckless
adjective: Lacking purpose or vitality. (indolent)
Indict
verb: To accuse formally of a crime. (arraign, censure, inculpate)
Inexorable
adjective: Inflexible; not capable of being persuaded or influenced; (pertinacious, indomitable)
Inextricable
adjective: Incapable of being untangled.
Innocuous
adjective: Inoffensive; having no adverse affect; harmless.
Interloper
noun: A trespasser
Lissome
adjective: Flexible; limber; agile.
Métier
noun: A field of work; one's occupation; forte.
Mollify
verb: To calm or make less severe; soften or soothe. (assuage, mitigate, pacify, palliate)
Monolithic
adjective: Characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability.
Myopic
adjective: Unable or unwilling to act prudently. (improvident)
Nascent
adjective: Starting to develop; something coming into existence or just in development. (inchoate, incipient, embryonic).
Nefarious
adjective: Vicious; evil; pernicious. (baleful, inimical, execrable)
Noisome
adjective: Stinking; putrid; fetid. (fetid)
Onerous
adjective: Burdensome; overwhelming; troublesome or oppressive.
Opine
verb: To express an opinion.
Ostensible
adjective: Seemingly apparent; pretended; pretense.
Ostracize
verb: Exclusion from a group.
Pacify
verb: To restore calm; to bring peace; to ease anger or hostility. (assuage, conciliate, mitigate, mollify, palliate, allay)
Pandemic
adjective: Spread over a country, a region or an entire continent; widespread.
Parochial
adjective: Of limited or narrow scope; of, relating to, supported by, or located in a parish.
Quintessential
adjective: Characterized by the most perfect or ideal embodiment or example of something.
Ratify
verb: To approve formally; to confirm; to give formal sanction to; to authorize.
Recalcitrant
adjective: Marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance. (fractious, obstinate)
Recidivism
noun: A tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior.