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SAT prep words

Fifty words to help on the SAT test
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Ambivalence
lack of clarity
Cantankerous
bad-tempered
Derogatory
uncomplimentary
Exemplify
to serve as a good example
Impecunious
having no money
Lucid
clear
Ornate
highly decorated
Precipice
steep slope
Salubrious
health-giving
Truant
someone absent without permission
Ambulatory
able to walk around
Capacious
spacious
Desecrate
to damage a holy place
Exhaustive
complete and thorough
Impious
profane
Ludicrous
silly
Orthodox
convetional
Precipitous
done in a hurry
Salutary
something which teaches you a lesson
Truncate
cut short
Ameliorate
make better
Capitulate
surrender
Desecration
spoiling something holy
Exonerates
removes blame
Impoverished
poor
Lukewarm
neithor hot or cold
Ossify
turn to bone
Preclude
prevent or make possible
Sanctimonious
hypocritically holy
Tumult
noise
Amelioration
improvement
Carping
constant criticism
Desist
stop
Exorcism
eliminating
Impromptu
spontaneous
Lummox
clumsy person
Ostentatious
showy
Precocious
developing early
Sanction
give approval to
Tupitude
depravity
Amiable
friendly
Cartographer
person who makes maps
Despondent
miserable
Expatriate
refugee
Inadvertent
not intentional
Luscious
juicy
Oust
push out of position
Predecessor
one who came before
Sanguinay
bloody
Tyro
beginner