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25 terms

SAT Vocabulary Lesson 22

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approbation
official approval, praise, commendation
assent
to agree or to concur; to give in, to yield; agreement
boorish
rude or insensitive; ill-mannered
circumlocution
talking around a subject
copious
abundant
delineation
an outline, depiction, portrayal
dissemble
to disguise, to pretend
emulate
to try to equal or to be like (usually through imitation)
fickle
likely to change, capricious
gravity
seriousness, importance
homely
plain or unattractive in appearance
indigence
poverty
jingoist
an extreme patriot, usually calls for a belligerent foreign policy
migratory
moving from place to place, wandering, transient
obfuscating
confusing, making unclear
proclivity
inclination, tendency
prostration
a stretching out due to lacking vitality and being completely overcome
recalcitrant
very stubborn, refusing to obey, unruly
resolute
characterized by a decided purpose
sectarian
a member of a sect that is a faction with extreme beliefs
stalwart
one who supports a cause with firm partisanship
tacit
understood, silent, not spoken, implicit
transcended
surpassed, exceeded
virtuous
having excellent morals; righteous
whets
stimulates, sharpens