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50 terms

SAT Vocab List #551-600

Griffin vocab week of 2/13/13 easy words 17-50
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resplendent
shining brilliantly, richly and brilliantly colorful; splendid
cosmopolitan
of worldwide scope, sophisticated
condone
to forgive or disregard an offense
temper
to moderate; to make suitable by blending
rectify
to make or put right or correct
incisive
clear and direct; keen; sharp (literally or figuratively)
larceny
theft
conflagration
a great fire
euphemism
indirect/vague way to say an unpleasant thing
doctrine
a body of teachings on a particular subject
disrepute
loss or absence of good reputation
prolific
producing much
servile
acting like a servant; submissive or fawning in behavior
destitute
lacking necessities like food and shelter
scrupulous
very careful to do what is right
totter
to sway or rock as if about to fall
rant
to talk in a wild way
inclusive
including everything
profound
deep (in the intellectual sense)
indulgent
giving in to desires; permissive
tentative
of an experimental or trial nature
chronic
of long duration; continuing; constant
luxuriant
growing abundantly; lush
tedious
long and tiresome; boring
zealous
enthusiastic, eager
exclude
to shut or keep out
gullible
easily deceived
initiate
to begin or get going
shrewd
clever, smart
fortunate
lucky
accumulate
to gather, pile up, or collect
prosperity
financial success
concede
to admit (often grudgingly)
provoke
to stir up; to stimualte to action
stanza
a division of a poem; a verse
detour
a roundabout route
nullify
to make of no effect, to cancel or wipe out
savory
pleasing in taste or smell; yummy
entail
to result in; to require
graphic
giving a clear picture; realistic
circumscribe
to draw a boundary around; to limit
inquisitive
asking many questions, curious
humility
lack of pride, modesty
compassionate
pitying, sympathetic
reckless
careless; heedless of consequences
lucid
easy to follow or understand
elusive
difficult to find, catch, or hold
sterile
incapable of producing life
artifact
anything made by human skill
serenity
quiet peacefulness, calmness