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51 terms

SAT "Hit Parade: Week Five"

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Brevity
the quality or state of being brief in duration
Expedient
appropriate to a purpose; convenient; speedy
Transient
passing quickly in time or space
Augment
to make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
Bolster
to hearten, support
Burgeon
to grow and flourish
Copious
plentiful, having a large quantity
Distend
to swell out or expand from internal pressure, as when overly full
Grandiose
great in scope or intent; grand
Prodigious
enormous
Profundity
great depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning
Redouble
to make twice as great; to double
Scintillating
brilliant
Averse
strongly disinclined
Conspicuous
easy to notice; obvious
Demure
modest and reserved
Diffidence
timidity or shyness
Docile
willing to be taught
Innocuous
having no adverse effect; harmless
Placid
calm or quiet; undisturbed
Quiescent
quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
Concord
agreement
Concur
to agree
Dogmatic
stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs
Fastidious
carefully attentive to detail; difficult to please
Intransigence
refusal to moderate a position or to compromise
Jocular
characterized by or given to joking
Meticulous
extremely careful or precise
Affable
easy-going; friendly
Alacrity
promptness in response; cheerful readiness; eager
Amiable
friendly; good-natured
Benign
kind and gentle
Sanguine
cheerfully confident; optimistic
Belligerent
hostile or aggresive
Byzantine
extremely complicated or devious
Cantankerous
ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable
Contentious
quarrelsome
Deleterious
having a harmful effect
Exacerbate
to increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of
Flippant
disrespectfully humorous or casual
Insolent
insulting in manner or speech
Nefarious
flagrantly wicked; vicious
Pernicious
extremely or irrevocably harmful; deadly
Rancorous
marked by bitter, deep-seated ill-will
Repugnant
arousing disgust or aversion; offensive
Tawdry
gaudy and cheap
Arboreal
relating to trees
Invocation
a call (usually upon a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration
Stratify
to layer or separate into layers
Variegated
having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored
Verdant
green with vegetation