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Last Minute SAT Words Take 2

June SAT AHHHHHHHH.
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eclectic
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
magnanimity
extremely liberal and generous in spirit
reticence
reserve, shyness, uncommunicative
sardonic
grimly mocking or cynical
austere
severe/strict in manner, attitude, or appearance
belligerent
hostile and aggressive
bombast
high sounding language with little substance
callous
having an insensitive/cruel disregard for others
capricious
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
circumspect
wary and unwilling to take risks
complacence
self-satisfaction
despondent
low spirits from loss of hope or courage
disingenuous
not candid or sincere; typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does
equivocal
open to move than one interpretation, ambiguous
facetious
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant
fortuitious
happening by a lucky chance; fortunate
presumptuous
failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate
repudiate
refuse to accept or to be associated with
scrupulous
diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details
vindictive
having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge
artifice
clever/cunning devices or expedients
augment
make something greater by adding to it
belie
fail to fulfill/justify a claim/expectation; betray
cantankerous
bad-tempered, argumentative, uncooperative
condone
accept/allow something wrong to continue
deplore
to express strong disapproval
dilettante
dabbler
extolled
praised enthusiastically
forbearance
patient self-control; resistant and tolerant
hackneyed
lacking significance
heretic
a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted
impetuous
acting or done quickly and without thought/care
inscrutable
impossible to understand/interpret; mysterious
jaded
tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something
lucrative
producing a great deal of profit
maverick
an unorthodox, independent-minded person
mendacious
not telling the truth; lying
munificence
liberality in bestowing gifts
myopia
lack of imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight
nebulous
unclear, vague, ill-defined
opulent
ostentatiously rich
penchant
strong/habitual liking or something
poignant
keenly felt
prosaic
commonplace, unromantic
regressive
returning to a former or less developed state
stipulate
demand or specify (a requirement), typically a part of a bargain or agreement
supplant
supersede and replace
tenuous
very weak/slight
voracious
having a very eager approach to an activity
abject
extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading
acquiesce
accept something reluctantly but without protest
tenacious
stubborn, persistent, determined
acumen
the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain
antipathy
a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion
aplomb
self confidence or assurance especially in a demanding situation; essentially, swag
arcane
understood by few; mysterious or secret
ascetic
characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence; typically for religious reasons
aspersion
an attack on the reputation/integrity of someone or something
attuned
make receptive or aware