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50 terms

SAT Vocab List #501-550

Griffin vocab week of 2/6/13 easy words #22-50
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offensive
unpleasant; disagreeable to the senses
espouse
to support (a cause)
exemplary
worthy of imitation
illusory
deceptive; misleading; unreal
acclaim
enthusiastic approval or praise
prosaic
commonplace; dull
blight
to decay, destroy, ruin
forthright
honest; direct
protract
to draw out or lengthen in time
disinterested
not influenced by selfish motives/unbiased
boon
something to be thankful for; benefit
eclectic
choosing from many different sources
infallible
absolutely reliable, immune from error
complacent
overly satisfied with one's achievements
forsake
to give up/renounce (a habit, way of life), desert (a cause), abandon
indolent
habitually lazy
liberal
generous, not strict
authoritative
most reliable; complete and accepted
caustic
bitterly sarcastic and critical
demise
end; death
laconic
using few words; brief/concise
underlying
basic; major
din
loud noise
fabricate
to construct or invent
prologue
introduction
conceit
an excessively high opinion of oneself
enunciate
to pronounce clearly
compel
to force someone to do or be something
pretentious
pretending to be what one is not
credible
believable
vital
necessary; important
stoic
showing no emotion (especially suffering)
ally
one that cooperates with another; friend
distinct
separate; not identical
hyperbole
an obvious exaggeration
slacken
to let up; to make or become less intense
surplus
excess supply
contrary
opposite
passive
not active
benign
kind, not harmful
harmonious
fitting or working well together
element
component; ingredient
harbor
to keep or hold in mind
exploit
to take advantage of
versatile
having many different capabilities
obsolete
outmoded; out of date
antidote
anything that counteracts harm
exacerbate
to make worse
desolate
lonely; deserted
demote
to reduce to a lower grade or rank