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50 terms

Kaplan SAT Vocab #101-150

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excoriate
to criticize/disapprove of strongly
exponent
supporter, advocate
expound
to explain or describe in detail
extirpate
to root out, eradicate (literally or figuratively), to destroy wholly
facetious
witty, humorous
febrile
feverish, marked by intense emotion or activity
feckless
ineffective, worthless
fictive
fictional, relating to imaginative creation
filibuster
to use obstructionist tactics (esp prolonged rambling in speech-making) in order to delay something
flippant
marked by disrespectful lightheartedness or casualness
flout
to scorn, to disregard with contempt
fodder
raw material for artistic creation, readily abundant ideas or images; food for horses or cattle
forego
to precede, to go ahead of
forgo
to do without, to abstain from
fortitude
strength of mind that allows one to encounter adversity with courage
frenetic
frantic, frenzied
fulsome
abundant; flattering in an insincere way
furlough
a leave or absence, especially granted to a soldier or a prisoner
galvanize
to shock, to arouse awareness
gamely
spiritedly, bravely
gauche
lacking social refinement, socially awkward, unsophisticated
grandiloquence
pompous talk, fancy but meaningless language
grotto
a small cave
harangue
to give a long speech
hegemony
the domination of one state or group over its allies
geretical
departing from accepted beliefs or standards, oppositional
histrionics
deliberate display of emotion for effect, calculated exaggerated behavior
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
husband
to manage economically, to use sparingly
ignoble
having low moral standards, not noble in character; mean
imbibe
to absorb (literally and figuratively), receive into the mind and retain
impassive
absent of any external sign of emotion, expressionless
imperious
commanding, domineering; urgent
importunate
troublesomely urgent; extremely persistent in request or demand
imprecation
a curse
impudent
marked by cocky boldness or disregard for others
impugn
to call into question, to attack verbally
impute
to lay the responsibility or blame for(you ___ on someone), often unjustly
incandescent
shining brightly
incarnadine
red, especially blood red
inchoate
being only partly in existence, imperfectly formed
incipient
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
indomitable
incapable of being conquered
ingratiate
to gain favor with another by deliberate effort (you ____(gain favor) with someone), to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
inquest
an investigation, an inquiry
insensate
lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish
insular
characteristic of an isolated people, having an narrow/provincial viewpoint
inter
to bury
interlocuter
one who takes part in a conversation
internecine
mutually destructive, equally devastating to both sides