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37 terms

Kaplan SAT Vocab #301-337

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tautological
(adj) having to do with needless repetition, redundant
tawdry
cheap, showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
temerity
unreasonable or foolhardy disregard for danger, recklessness
tenacious
persistent, stubbornly unyielding, tough, resolute
tenuous
having little substance or strength, flimsy, weak
terse
concise, brief, free of extra words
toady
(n) one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors
tortuous
having many twists and turns, highly complex
tout
to praise or publicize loudly and extravangantly
transient
temporary, short-lived, passing with time ("a ____ life moving from place to place)
transitory
short-lived, existing only briefly
trounce
to beat severely, to defeat
truculent
disposed to fight, belligerent
turgid
swollen as from a fluid, bloated
tutelage
guardianship, guidance
unconscionable
unscrupulous, shockingly fair or unjust
unfrock
to dethrone, especially of priestly power
usury
the practice of lending money at exorbitant (unreasonably high) rates
variegated
varied, marked with different colors
vehemently
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convinctions
veritable
being without question [often used figuratively: "she was a __ encyclopedia"], authentic; genuine
vernal
relating to spring, fresh
vicariously
experiencing something by imagined participation in another's experience, to live through another's experience
vim
vitality and energy
vindicate
to clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
vituperate
to abuse verbally, berate
vociferous
loud, noisy
volley
a flight of missiles, round of gunshots
wan
sickly pale
wax
to increase gradually, to begin to be
wily
clever, deceptive
winsome
charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
worst
to gain the advantage over, to defeat
wry
bent or twisted in shape or condition; dryly humorous, sarcastic or mocking
yen
a strong desire, craving
zenith
point of culmination, peak
zephyr
a gentle breeze