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SAT Vocabulary List 19

SAT Vocabulary List 19 --- Mr. Sanford
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Adhere
verb: To remain devoted to or be in support of something.
Anachronism
noun: Something out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time.
Anodyne
adjective: Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.

noun: A medicine, such as aspirin, that relieves pain.
Bellwether
noun: A person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry.
Buttress
noun: A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement. (bulwark).
Categorical
adjective: Being without exception or qualification. (definitive, unequivocal).
Concede
verb: To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper.
Demur
verb: To voice opposition; to object.
Epicure
noun: A person with refined taste, especially in food and wine.
Expound
verb: To explain in detail; to examine; to clarify. (amplify, elucidate, expatiate).
Festoon
noun: A string or chain of flowers, foliage, or ribbons, suspended in a curve between two points.

verb: To decorate or embellish with ornament.
Flagrant
adjective: Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible.
Foster
verb: To bring up; to nurture; to promote growth and development.
Gestation
noun: The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth.
Inanition
noun: Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy; exhaustion resulting from lack of sustenance. (lassitude, lethargy, torpid).
Inception
noun: The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
Indemnity
noun: A contractual agreement made between different parties to compensate for any possible or anticipated damages or losses.
Inhibit
verb: To hold back; to restrain; to prohibit.
Insular
adjective: Of, relating to, or constituting an island. (parochial).
Internecine
adjective: Of or relating to struggle within a nation, an organization, or a group.
Juncture
noun: A place where two things are joined. (confluence).
Livid
adjective: Extremely angry; furious.
Lucid
adjective: Easily understood; clear and perceptible; intelligible.
Manifest
adjective: Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious.

verb: To evidence; to prove; to show or demonstrate plainly; to reveal.
Manifold
adjective: Many and varied; of many kinds; diverse. (heterogeneous).
Monastic
adjective: Secluded and contemplative; strictly disciplined or regimented. (self-abnegating, ascetic, austere, insular).
Nether
adjective: Located beneath or below; lower or under.
Non sequitur
noun: An inference or conclusion that does not follow logically from the premises or evidence provided.
Noxious
adjective: Harmful to living things; injurious to physical or mental health. (pernicious).
Obdurate
adjective: Hardened against feeling; stubbornly impenitent; not giving into persuasion. (callous, insensate, insentient, obstinate, pertinacious).
Oblique
adjective: Indirect or evasive; devious, misleading, or dishonest. (prevaricating, equivocating).
Quid pro quo
noun: Something that is given or taken in return for something else; a reciprocal exchange.
Scintilla
noun: A minute amount; an iota or trace; virtually imperceptible.
Shibboleth
noun: A peculiarity of behavior, mode of dress, or pronunciation that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons.
Venal
adjective: Open to bribery; willing to be corrupted; capable of betraying honor, duty, or ethics for financial or material gain.