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SAT Vocabulary List 18

SAT Vocabulary List 18 --- Mr. Sanford
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Adumbrate
verb: To produce a faint image or resemblance of.
Alchemy
noun: A medieval chemical philosophy.
Ambiguous
adjective: Open to more than one interpretation.
Bilk
verb: To defraud, fool, cheat, or swindle.
Brazen
adjective: Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity.
Brigand
noun: A robber or bandit, especially one of an outlaw band.
Carp
verb: To find fault in a disagreeable way; to importune; to complain.
Catalyst
noun: One that precipitates a process or event, especially without being involved in or changed by the consequences of the event or action.
Decorous
adjective: Characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper behavior.
Demarcation
noun: The setting or marking of boundaries or limits.
Demographics
noun: The characteristics of human population and population segments.
Ebb
noun: A period of decline or diminution.

verb: To fall back from the flood or flow stage as in an encroaching tide.
Emend
verb: To improve (a text) by critical reading.
Entity
noun: Something that evidences a real or likely existence.
Expatiate
verb: To speak or write at length.
Facile
adjective: Done or achieved with little effort or difficulty.
Facility
noun: The quality or being easily performed.
Foible
noun: A minor weakness, flaw, or failing of character.
Fugacious
adjective: Fleeting; transitory; lasting a very short time.
Garner
verb: To gather and store.
Gratis
adv/adjective: Without charge or payment; free.
Hapless
adjective: Luckless; unfortunate.
Heterodox
noun: Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma.
Imbue
verb: To inspire or influence thoroughly.
Kernel
noun: The most material and central part.
Levity
noun: Lighthearted humor especially in what otherwise may be a serious occasion.
Limpid
adjective: Characterized by transparent clearness.
Prerogative
noun: An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group, especially a hereditary or official right.
Rancor
noun: Bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred.
Redolent
adjective: Suggestive; reminiscent; evocative.
Renounce
verb: To give up or put aside voluntarily.
Supplicate
verb: To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
Tableaux
noun: A vivid or graphic description.
Torpid
adjective: Deprived of power of motion or feeling; lethargic.
Velleity
noun: A mere wish or desire, without sufficient motivation or effort to accomplish.