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SAT Vocabulary Quarter #3 Daugherty

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condescend
to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity
discord
disagreement; difference of opinion
futile
incapable of producing any result; not successful
insipid
without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities
nostalgic
a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation
presumptuous
unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward; Failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate
recluse
a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation
scrupulous
having a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions
stringent
rigorously binding or exacting
volatile
tending or threatening to break out into open violence
heresy
opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, especially of a church or religious system
perfunctory
performed merely as a routine duty; lacking interest
rigorous
extremely thorough and severe under strict discipline
stoic
free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief
trepidation
trembling or quivering movement usually due to fear
ambivalent
characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes
animosity
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
comprehensive
including all or everything
dissent
the act of protesting
dogmatic
characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
expedite
process fast and efficiently
impartial
free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful
raze
tear down so as to make flat with the ground
zenith
the point of culmination; peak
abase
cause to feel shame
augment
enlarge or increase
bellicose
having or showing a ready disposition to fight
magnanimous
generous and understanding and tolerant
sagacious
acutely insightful and wise
anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event
benevolent
having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others
disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
guile
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
innovate
bring something new to an environment
levity
lightness of manner especially in a serious situation; Inapprorpiate
obscure
Hard to percieve properly
profound
situated at or extending to great depth
stupefy
make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
zeal
excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
cryptic
Having a meaning that is unclear or obscure.
exhume
To revive or restore after a period of neglect; remove from the ground
relegate
assign to a lower position
revere
to look up upon with respect and awe
wanton
Marked by unprovoked maliciousness