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SAT Words 1

SAT Vocabulary Set 1
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superficial
concerned only with the obvious or apparent; shallow
contentious
likely to cause disagreement or argument
oblivious
lacking remembrance, awareness, or active conscious knowledge
oblique
sloping, slanting, or leaning; inclined
unorthodox
methods that are unusual or uncommon
rebut
claim or prove that an evidence or an accusation is false
abject
sunk to or existing in a low state or condition
consortium
an association, typically or business companies
laconic
using or involving the use of a minimum of words
infuriate
to make furious
acerbic
sharp and forthright
militant
agressive active; engaging in combat or warfare
stoical
indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain
alienate
to cause or dissociate from; to cause not to be loved
crass
showing a gross lack of intelligence or sensitivity
cumbersome
large and heavy and difficult to use; unwieldy
ethical
morally correct
inane
lacking significance, meaning, or point
pertinent
relevant to the matter at hand
officious
volunteering one's service where they are neither asked nor needed
lethargic
characterized by laziness and lack of energy
refractory
stubborn or unmanageable
aesthetic
concerned with beauty
hasty
done with excessive speed or urgency; hurried
idiosyncrasy
characteristic, habit, or mannerism that is peculiar to an individual
detrimental
causing loss, damage, or injury
pedantic
narrow-minded and ostentatiously learned; unimaginative
obstinate
stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so
abridge
to condense, shorten, or reduce
interlocutor
participant in a conversation
vociferous
making a loud and boisterous noise
austere
very bare, bleak, plain, and cold
vaunted
much boasted about
obsolete
no longer in use or no longer needed
pernicious
intent on destruction and harm
derail
to run off-track; to come or bring to a sudden halt
dictum
short statement that expresses a general truth or principle
respite
period of temporary delay; interval of rest and relief
rouse
to stir up
unprecedented
never known or done before
inept
having or showing no skill; clumsy
cryptic
having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure
indigent
suffering from extreme poverty
perfidy
state of being faithless or disloyal
aspersion
attack on the reputation of someone or something
tenacious
not readily giving up or letting go; not easily dispelled or discouraged
anomalous
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected; unusual
alleviate
to make less severe
obscene
disgusting to the senses; repulsive
repugnant
extremely distasteful; unacceptable