32 terms

english final review- SAT words

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ambivalent
having very mixed feelings about something; a love-hate relationship
amiable
friendly, showing pleasant qualities
assiduous
hard-working; persistent
audacious
daring; unrestrained; overly brave
cavalier
arrogant; reckless; not caring what others think or feel
decorous
acting in a prim and proper manner
dispassionate
impartial; unbiased; not showing emotion
ebullient
enthusiastic; "bubbly"; very lively
fastidious
paying strong attention to detail; very careful
fatuous
foolish; silly; empty-headed
frenetic
frenzied; frantic; can't sit still
imperious
arrogantly overbearing (i.e., acting like an emperor)
impetuous
impulsive; not looking before you leap
impudent
arrogantly lacking respect
infamous
famous for one's evil deeds
intractable
stubborn; hard to get along with
intrepid
brave; fearless
laconic
concise; saying much in a few words; untalkative
malicious
intending to do evil
malleable
easily manipulated
maverick (noun)
a rebel
mercurial
easily and quickly changeable; unpredictable and moody
misanthrope (noun)
hater of humankind
officious
aggressively offering unwanted advice or instructions
omnipotent
all powerful
prudent
careful; sensible
sanguine
happy; optimistic; light-hearted
solicitous
concerned; caring
strident
harsh and loud (as in one's voice)
tenacious
firmly or stubbornly sticking to a task or idea
timorous
shy or easily frightened
vacuous
empty-headed