SAT Vocabulary 14
Terms in this set (62)
to relieve; lessen; to ease or make more bearable.
willing to agree or accept something that is wanted or asked for.
to cancel or nullify; to reduce to nothing; to make legally invalid or void.
something different, abnormal, not easily classified.
independence; self-reliant; self-contained
greedy of fain; seeking to hoard riches.
to be laboring under
difficult or irritating to deal with; irritable.
guided by the dictates of conscience; principled; careful; meticulous.
to belittle; to lower in character, status, or reputation.
to make discontented or ill-humored.
to select from a variety of sources; composed of different elements.
bubbly; lively; high-spirited; to show exhilaration
to copy; to imitate something or someone worthy; to strive to equal
to regard with respect; to prize; to regard as; to consider; to view as.
to concoct; to make up a lie; to invent or create.
capable of being done or carried out; possible.
sociable; lively in manner; marked by a liking for companionship.
to call out to; to greet or salute; to praise, acclaim or acknowledge
to make or set apart as holy; to respect greatly
up to this time; up until now.
simple and carefree; pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity.
not partial or biased; unprejudiced; treating all equally.
done without preparation.
awkward; unskilled; unfit; not suitable to the time or occasion.
having the ability to understand people and situations in a clear way.
stubborn; uncompromising; refusing to compromise.
tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment; envious.
the quality or state of being liberal or generous
barely within a lower standard or limit of quality
one that serves merely for wages; motivated solely by monetary gain.
dark and unknown; not clearly seen or easily distinguished or understood.
narrowly restricted in scope or outlook; provincial
clean and pure; not spoiled or corrupted.
famous; well-known; conspicuous; readily noticeable.
cautious; careful; wise or shrewd
to recover ownership of by paying a specified sum; to pay off; to get back.
to say or do again or repeatedly.
firmly resolved or determined.
reserved and quiet in manner; restrained in expression, esp. in speech.
cheerful; happy; confident; optimistic; red or blood.
to avoid deliberately; to keep away from.
fake; not genuine; forged; deceitful.
to thwart or stump; to present an obstacle to; to stand in the way of.
tiresome because of length or dullness; boring.
hesitant; something not fully worked out
using few words; brief and to the point; effectively concise.
to stress or emphasize.
undamaged; perfect or whole.
never been done before; novel; unexampled.
not pleasing the sight; distasteful or unpleasant to look at.
cautious; marked by keen watchfulness, esp. in detecting danger.