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Common SAT Words

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fathom
(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore/ comprehend
loquacious
talkative
articulate
expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
filial
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
symbiotic
used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relationship beneficial to each
avuncular
like an uncle in kindness or indulgence
convivial
occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
presumptuous
assuming too much; arrogant
funerary
of or for or relating to a funeral
syncopated
stressing a normally weak beat
antipodes
any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth
bifurcations
Division
dichotomies
divisions into two parts
melliflous
sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding
vircariously
experience through imaginative particpation
enjoin
to command or direct an action with authority
fulsome
overdone flattering
vitiate
take away the legal force of or render ineffective
imprecation
a curse
indigenous
originating where it is found
abstemious
temperate, sparing in diet
abstruse
hard to understand
acrimonious
bitter
adversary
opponent
aggregate
accumulate
altruistic
unselfishly generous
analogous
compareable
animosity
hatred, hostility
antediluvian
a very old (or old fashioned) person
antiquated
old- fashioned
apocryphal
untrue
arable
(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
arbitrary
random
ascetic
Practicing self denial of things
assiduous
diligent
astute
wise
attribute
explain
augment
increase
austere
stern, simple
avarice
greediness
aversion
dislike
beguile
mislead
belie
contradict, false impression
bequeath
hand down
blighted
suffering from disease, destroyed
brevity
shortness of time
cajole
coax, flattery
capricious
unpredictable
carping
finding fault
charlaton
one who pretends to have knowledge
coercion
use of force to get someone to obey
colloquial
pertaining to the conversation of normal speech
complacency
the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
comprehensive
thorough
concede
admit, yield
conciliatory
overcoming animosity or hostility
condone
overlook, forgive
conflagration
great fire
confluence
flowing together
confound
confused
contend
struggle
contentious
argumentative
cordial
gracious
corrugated
wrinkled, ridged
credulity
gullibility
culpable
deserving blame
curtail
shortened
debilitate
weaken
debunk
expose as false
decorum
order
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
deleterious
harmful
delineate
portray, depict
deplore
regret, disapprove of
depose
remove from office or position
depravity
corruption, wickedness
deprecate
express disapproval of
deride
ridicule
desiccate
dry up
despondent
depressed
diffidence
shyness
diffuse
wordy
dilitory
delaying
diminution
lessoning
discordant
not harmonious
disparity
difference
disputatious
argumentative
disseminate
distribute
dubious
questionable
ebullient
showing excitment
edify
instruct or benefit
efface
to wipe out
effervescence
inner excitment
elegy
poem or song expressing grief
elicit
draw out by discussion
eloquence
expressiveness
emaciated
thin and wasted
enigma
puzzle
enmity
hatred
equanimity
Calmness, composure, refusal to panic
erudite
learned
evanescent
fleeting
exacerbate
worsing
exalt
raise in rank
expedite
hasten
explicit
clearly expressed
exploit
make use of
extol
praise
extricate
free
facilitate
make easier
fallacious
false
fallow
not in use/ uncultivated
fastidious
difficult to please
fervor
intense feeling
fitful
unsteady
flagrant
wicked
frivolous
lacking in seriousness
garrulous
wordy, loquacious
gratuitous
given freely
guile
deceit
hardy
sturdy
heresy
opinion contrary to popular belief or religion
iconoclastic
characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions
idiosyncrasy
a characteristic particular to an individual
ignominy
deep disgrace
illicit
illegal
immutable
unchangable
impecunious
Having little money
impudence
rude
inane
silly
incidental
not essential
incongruous
out of place; inappropriate
inconsequental
insignificant
incontrovertible
indisputable
incorrigible
not correctable
indefatigable
tireless
inert
inactive
inexorable
relentless, unyielding
inherent
firmly established by nature
innocuous
harmless
insipid
lacking in flavor
insularity
narrow-mindedness, isolation
insuperable
unbeatable
inundate
overwhelm
irreproachable
blameless
jocular
said or done in jest
laconic
brief and to the point
lament
grief
lampoon
ridicule
lassitude
weariness
lethargic
drowsy, dull
levity
lack in seriousness
lithe
flexiable
lofty
very high
mercurial
changeable
ascribe
to attribute to a specific cause
assail
to attack
baleful
threatening
balk
to stop short and refuse to proceed
bandy
to trade
bauble
a small, inexpensive trinket
bedlam
a place or scene of noisy uproar and confusion
contentious
inclined to argue
verdant
green with vegetation
stratify
to layer; separate into layers
invocation
to call upon a higher power for support or inspiration
tawdry
tacky and cheap
pernicious
irreversibly harmful
didactic
instructive
insinuate
to introduce or communicate sneakily
extrapolate
to infer from known information
incoherent
lacking connection
ascertain
to find out
acumen
accuracy, keenness
circumspect
careful, discreet
perspicacious
shrewd, clear-sighted
husbandry
farming
pedantic
concerned with book learning and rules
inscrutable
difficult to understand
convoluted
complex
entourage
group of associates
arcane
known to only a few
precocious
developing early ability