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50 terms

SAT Vocab List #601-650

Griffin vocab week of 2/20/13 easy words 27-50
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impecunious
having little or no money
advent
arrival; beginning
abusive
insulting
corroborate
to make more certain; to support (usually evidence)
digression
turning away from the main subject
discredit
to cast doubt upon, to ruin the reputation of
determinate
fixed; definite
estrange
to make unfriendly/alienate the affections of; to turn away
impetuous
impulsive, hasty, careless
incongruous
out of place; not appropriate or fitting
insular
standing alone like an island; isolated
assent
to agree or concur; to give in/yield
plenitude
plentiful; abundance
stalwart
strong/brave/valiant; firm/uncompromising
circuitous
not direct, roundabout
euphonious
pleasing to the ear; sounding agreeable
inter
to bury
imperturbable
not easily excited; calm
cajole
to persuade or coax
clandestine
secret; concealed
decorum
proper behavior
acuity
keenness; sharpness
didactic
educational; teacher-like; intended for instruction
amenable
willing to follow advice or suggestion
certitude
certainty
degenerate
to grow worse or deteriorate
fiasco
a complete or ridiculous failure
alter
to change
alienate
to turn away the affection of
snare
to trap
fanaticism
excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm
giddy
never serious; flighty (delirious/light-headed); frivolous
gouge
to dig out, tear out, or force out
pivotal
very important
authoritarian
requiring full obedience to authority
soothe
to calm or comfort; to ease or relieve
myth
legend, flase belief
adhere
to stick to or follow closely
detrimental
causing loss of damage; harmful
contaminate
to make impure
finesse
graceful skill
warrant
to justify, call for, or deserve
sloth
laziness
suffrage
the right to vote
benevolent
kind; charitable
spectator
one who looks on without taking part
chaos
complete disorder
blueprint
a detailed plan; a model to be followed
mingle
to mix together
synthesis
a combination of parts into a whole