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SAT Vocab List 4

SAT Practice
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subtle
not obvious
domestic
the home or household
sublime
exalted, lofty, supreme
(to) corrborate
to confirm, to back up with evidence, to validate, to authenticate
(to) lament
to mourn, to feel or express sorrow over, to grieve
tantamount
equivalent or equal
(to) profess
to declare, to claim
recondite
hard to understand, over one's head, esoteric
incipient
emerging, budding, beginning, in the early stages
sacrosanct
sacred
(to) revere
to honor, to highly respect, to venerate, to regard with awe
empirical
verified by experience or observation, not merely theoretical
fervor
to zeal, ardor, impassioned enthusiasm, intensity of feeling
paltry
insignificant, ridiculously or insultingly small
(to) vilify
to slander, to speak badly of, to put down, to say vile things about
intrinsic
an essential part of
discreet
reserved, cautious as to what is spoken or shared, unobtrusive, not blatant
grandiose
absurdly exaggerated, over-blown, pretentious, or referring to an unrealistic sense of gradeur
(to) foment
to instigate, to stir up, to promote
supercilious
haughty, patronizing, contemptuous
nostalgia
longing for the past, a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period
(to) absolve
to free from blame or obligation, to forgive
(to) comprise
to be made up of or contain
(a) bastion
a fortress, a stronghold, a fortified place
idyllic
charmingly simple, naturally peaceful, having rustic charm
(to be) docile
to be easily manageable, to be passive and compliant, to be malleable
parochial
narrow, provincial, or having a confined point of view
temerity
boldness
(to) gesticulate
to wave one's arms or hands, to make gestures
(to) sequester
to set apart, to seclude or isolate
(to) slander
to say malicious things about them, to defame, to spread malicious rumors about
(a) debacle
a sudden downfall or collapse
sedition
treason or to actions or speech designed to create rebellion against a government
(to) abridge
to shorten or condense
requisitie
required or necessary, indispensable
(a) vituoso
someone with mastery, who excels or has special knowledge of a field
(an) injunction
an order, especially a court order to refrain from doing something
(to be) wistful
to feel yearning, to express longing
acrimnious
spiteful, nasty, caustic
asurfeit
an excess, an over-indulgence
deduce
to conclude without being directly told
(to) emulate
to strive to equal or surpass, usually through imitation
(an) amenity
a feature that brings comfort or convenience
dormant
inactive, as though asleep or actually asleep; in a state or hibernation
(to) instigate
to incite, to provoke, to stir up, to initiate, to provide the catalyst the begins something
(a) sycophant
one who flatters and fawns, a "yes man"
agarian
relating to the land, to agriculture, to farming in particular
rapacious
plundering, voracious, having predatory hunger
evanescent
fleeting, happening for only the briefest period of time
taciturn
being habitually silent, having a quiet nature, being uncommunicative