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6th (YR1) Grade SAT Vocabulary

P30 SAT Vocabulary for 6th Grade/Year 1
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accolade
award of merit; strong praise and approval
alienate
to make hostile; to cause to feel unwelcome or estranged
aloof
reserved, distant
ambiance
mood, feeling, general atmosphere
amenable
agreeable, responsible to authority, pleasant, willing to give in to the wishes of another
antecedent
going before; preceding; an occurrence or event preceding another
arduous
hard, difficult, tiresome
artisan
a worker skilled in a craft
askew
to one side; crooked
aspire
something one hopes to achieve; goal
astute
quick in discernment; shrewd, clever, keen
asunder
into separate parts
atrophy
to wither away
austere
stern, as in manner; without excess
badger
to tease, annoy, harass persistently
balm
something that soothes; heals or comforts; an oil or ointment
beget
to give birth to; to create
beleaguer
to surround, harass
blather
to talk nonsensically
bludgeon
short heavy club
bulwark
a defensive wall
cacophony
harsh sounds
callous
unfeeling, insensitive
caucus
a meeting of the members of a political party to make decisions
cerebral
of or relating to the brain
chasm
a deep opening in the earth's surface; a gorge; differences of opinion or interests
citadell
a fortress overlooking a city; a stronghold
claimant
a person making a claim
cloister
a tranquil-, secluded place
congenial
pleasant to be around; social, agreeable
connoisseur
an expert in matters of taste
consensus
general agreement
coterie
a circle of close friends
countenance
a person's face, especially the expression
coup
the violent overthrow of a government by a small group; a victorious accomplishment
criterion
a standard or rule by which something can be judged, a basis for judgment
cubism
a style of art using geometric shapes
curtail
to truncate or abridge; to lessen, usually by cutting away from
curvilinear
formed, bound, or characterized by curved lines
defame
to libel or slander; take away a good name
deft
dexterous, skillful
denounce
to condemn; to expose critically
disperse
to scatter in various directions; distribute widely
docile
easily taught or controlled; obedient, easy to handle
doldrums
a period or condition of depression or inactivity
dromedary
a one humped domesticated camel
dulcet
melodious, soft, soothing
efface
-to rub away
elapse
to pass or go by (said of time)
elfin
small and sprightly; mischievous, fairylike
embody
to give bodily form to; to personify; to make part of a system
endure
to carry on, put up with
enrage
to put in a rage
entice
to lure, to attract, to tempt in a pleasing fashion
erudite
deeply learned, scholarly
evade
to elude or avoid
expunge
to remove; to delete
fathom
to understand fully; to penetrate the meaning of
forage
to search or hunt for food and provision
forbear
to refrain from
forsake
to abandon, to give up, to renounce
generalize
general rather than specific; to form a general conclusion
giddy
a light-headed sensation, dizzy
gird
to encircle as with a belt; to prepare as for action
girth
distance around something
glutton
one who eats or consumes a great deal; having capacity to receive or withstand something
gossamer
sheer, gauzy, delicate, flimsy
guise
appearance, semblance
harrowing
extremely distressed, disturbing
histrionic
overly dramatic
hoard
to accumulate for future use; stockpile
incite
to arouse to action
incongruous
not appropriate
insouciant
calm and carefree; lighthearted
irascible
easily angered, irritable
laconic
brief, using few words
lament
to express sorrow or regret
languish
to become weak or feeble; sag with loss of strength
migratory
roving, wandering, nomadic
mirage
unreal reflection; an optical illusion
misanthropy
someone who hates mankind
misnomer
an incorrect or inappropriate name
muster
to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination
myriad
an extremely large number
opportune
occurring at a good time
pillage
to rob of goods by violent seizure, plunder; to take as spoils
precarious
unsafe, unsteady, unstable
procrastinate
to put off until a later time
prowess
exceptional skill and bravery
quixotic
idealistic and totally impractical
resurgent
a rise after defeat
scrutinize
to look very carefully; to examine
somber
depressing, gloomy, dark
sundry
various, several miscellaneous
tether
a rope or chain that allows limited movement; the limit of one's resources
torque
a turning or twisting force
truncate
to shorten by cutting off
ubiquitous
the quality of being everywhere (or seeming to) at the same time
verbatim
using exactly the same words, word for word
wane
to decrease gradually