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SAT Vocabulary List 20

SAT Vocabulary List 20 --- Mr. Sanford
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Abomination
noun: A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
Amenable
adjective: Responsive and receptive to advice, authority, or suggestion.
Bard
noun: A poet, especially a lyric poet.
Beguile
verb: To deceive by guile; to delude.
Bevy
noun: A group or an assemblage.
Caustic
adjective: Corrosive and bitingly trenchant.
Cavalier
noun: A gallant or chivalrous man.

adjective: Showing arrogant or offhand disregard.
Contumacious
adjective: Obstinately or stubbornly disobedient. (obdurate, recalcitrant).
Counterintuitive
adjective: Counter to or against what intuition would lead one to expect or conclude.
Courtier
noun: One who seeks favor, especially by insincere flattery or obsequious behavior.
Demure
adjective: Characterized by shyness and modesty; coy.
Dolorous
adjective: Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.
Embezzle
verb: To make for one's own use in violation of a trust.
Espouse
verb: To give one's loyalty or support to.
Exigency
noun: The state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action.
Foment
verb: To instigate or foster.
Foreboding
noun/adjective: A strong inner feeling, instinct, or notion of future misfortune, evil.
Frivolous
adjective: Unworthy of serious attention.
Grievous
adjective: Causing grief, pain, or anguish.
Harangue
noun: A long impassioned speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.
Hidebound
adjective: Stubbornly prejudiced, narrow-minded, or inflexible.
Homonym
noun: Words with same sound and often the same spelling, but differ in meaning.
Incorrigible
adjective: Incapable of being corrected or reformed.
Inculpate
verb: To suggest someone is guilty of an offense; to incriminate.
Incumbent
adjective: Imposed as an obligation or duty; obligatory.

noun: A candidate currently holding a specified political office.
Miasma
noun: An oppressive, foreboding, unwholesome, punitive, or potentially dangerous or unhealthful influence or atmosphere.
Palter
verb: To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; to equivocate.
Perjury
noun: The willful giving of false testimony under oath.
Pestilence
noun: A pernicious, evil influence or agent.
Pinion
noun: The wing of a bird.

verb: To restrain or immobilize by binding the arms.
Sophomoric
adjective: Exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment.
Soporific
adjective: Causing or tending to cause sleep; sleep inducing.
Subsume
verb: To classify, include, or incorporate in a larger, more comprehensive category or to be reclassified under a more general principle; to contain or include.
Syncopation
noun: The loss of sounds in the interior of a word.
Tribunal
noun: A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.