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50 terms

Kaplan SAT Vocab #251-300

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pundit
one who gives opinions in an authoritative manner
purloin
to steal
purport
to profess (claim openly but often/esp falsely that one has (a quality or feeling))
rankle
to cause anger and irritation
rapacious
excessively greedy
rapt
deeply absorbed
rarefy
to make rare, thing or less dense
raze
to tear down, demolish
recidivism
a tendency to relapse into a previous behavior, especially criminal behavior
relegate
to send into exile, banish, assign
remuneration
payment for goods or services or to recompense for losses, compensation
replete
abundantly supplied, complete
repose
relaxation, leisure
reprove
to criticize or correct, usually in a gentle manner
requite
to return or repay
rescind
to repeal, cancel
resplendent
splendid, brilliant
revile
to criticize with harsh language, to abuse verbally
rhetoric
the art of speaking or writing effectively
rife
abundant, prevalent, especially to an increasing degree, filled with
rostrum
an elevated platform for public speaking
sacrilegious
impious, disrespectful towards holy things
salacious
appealing to sexual desire
salient
prominent, thrusting itself into attention
sanctimonious
feigning piety or righteousness, having a "holier-than-thou" attitude yet being hypocritical in this sense (fake devoutness)
saturnine
cold and steady in mood, gloomy, slow to act
scrupulous
acting in strict regard for what is considered proper, exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
seamy
morally degraded, unpleasant, squalid; dirty, sketchy, seedy
sedition
behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
seminal
influential in an original way, providing a basis for further development, creative
sequester
to set apart, seclude, isolated
seraphic
angelic, sweet
simian
apelike, relating to apes
sinecure
a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work
sobriquet
a nickname
sojourn
a temporary stay, visit
solicitous
anxious, concerned; full of desire, eager, showing hovering attentiveness
sophomoric
exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgement
specious
having the ring of truth but actually being untrue; deceptively attractive
sportive
frolicsome, playful, athletic
stint
to be sparing or frugal; to restrict with respect to a share or allowance
stipulate
to specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement or offer
stringent
imposing severe, rigorous standards
subterranean
hidden, secret, underground
sully
to tarnish, taint
supersede
to cause to be set aside; to force out of use as inferior, replace
supplant
to replace by force, to take the place of, syn with supersede?
surmount
to conquer, overcome
sybarite
a person devoted to pleasure and luxury
tactile
producing a sensation of touch