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LSAT Vocab

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indigenous
native, originating in a place
subjective
relating to the mind as the subject of experience
paradox
seeming contradiction or an actual contradiction
anomalous
irregular, unusual
viscous
having a thick consistency, gelatinous
ephemeral
fleeting, or short life or duration
corroborate
to confirm or make certain
implicit
implied, tacitly understood
lucid
clear, understandable
prodigal
foolishly generous, not thrifty
feign
to pretend
specious
having the deceptive look of truth
arbitrary
random, capricious, impartial
intrepid
bold, fearless
antagonism
hostility, enmity
antipathy
strong feeling against, dislike for
dogma
firmly held disbelief
pertinent
clearly relevant
variance
difference, disagreement
incompatible
not well matched, unsuited
isolate
to separate and make alone or single
sever
to cut off completely
synthesis
the combination of diverse elements into one
engender
to create, foster
discrete
distinct, separate
disperse
to spread out
eccentric
unusual, strange
redundant
repetitive, and thus unnecessary
precursor
a necessary predecessor
defer
to postpone or to submit to another
catalyst
a thing that sets another in motion or causes change
disarm
to deprive of weapons or to win over, ingratiate
prone
inclined, or the position of lying face down
profound
deep, thoughtful
torque
rotational force, twist
digress
to move away from
diverge
to go apart in different directions
tangential
peripheral, no on the subject at hand
porous
having pores, having minute holes
plummet
to fall suddenly
circumlocution
excessive speaking, wordiness
perturb
to disquiet, upset
opaque
not transparent, not letting light through
impenetrable
unable to penetrate, pierced
desiccate
to dry out, dehydrate
phenomenon
an occurrence
tacit
unspoken yet understood
whimsy
caprice, a playful thing
abstract
theoretical or to summarize or a summary
inherent
in the essential nature of a thing
dubious
doubtful, questionable
platitude
a trite saying, bromide
fallacy
a logical flaw, mistake
demur
to hesitate, protest
assert
to state without need of proof
refute
to disprove, to argue against
inquisitive
curious, seeking knowledge
mundane
everything, pedestrain
coherent
intelligible, consistent
equivocal
wavering, vacillating
harangue
long, complaining speech
jargon
specialized vocabulary
succinct
concise, stating in few words
diffuse
to spread thinly, or scattered
articulate
well- spoken, intelligible, speak clearly and distinctly
garrulous
extremely talkative
orate
to make a speech, esp. pompously
laconic
few words, reticent
obscure
to hide or hidden, vague, not easily understood
chicanery
flim-flam, trickery
furtive
secret, sneaky
volatile
unstable, likely to explode or vaporize
extemporize
to speak spontaneously
zealot
one who has great enthusiasm esp for a cause
espouse
to take to oneself, to adopt a belief
provocative
tending to simulate
superfluous
excess, extra
expend
to use up
malevolent
evil, having evil intent
paragon
an ideal, perfect model
nullify
negate, make invalid
consummate
complete, accomplish, perfect, to a high degree
arduous
difficult, strenuous
felicity
happiness, pleasantness
prodigy
very talented child
guile
cunning, trickery
ingenious
extremely clever, original
imperative
necessary, immediately important
constrain
restrict, confine
suppress
keep secret, contain, inhibit
capitulate
give in, surrender
obsequious
sycophantic-flatter, fawning
placate
please, pacify
affluent
wealthy
zeal
fanatical enthusiasm
inhibit
restrain, forbid
plasticity
malleability, stretchiness
cynic
one who has an attitude of contempt, distrust
bolster
support
resolute
determined, faithful
connoisseur
one who appreciates fine things
decorous
in good taste, very proper
euphemism
mild word or phrase substituted for an offensive one
pedantic
overly scholarly
bombast
pompous speech
arrogant
overbearing, proud
misanthrope
one who hates humanity
jeer
taunt, deride
disingenuous
seemingly honest while not being so
propriety
appropriateness, social acceptability
heretic
one who holds unorthodox or unapproved beliefs
authentic
genuine, trustworthy
eradicate
to eliminate completely
gist
general meeting, essence
objective
empirically provable, existing independently
affiliation
connecting, association
apposite
relevant, to the point
antithesis
direct opposite
heterogeneous
mixed, made up of unlike elements
stereotype
generalized judgment of a group
paradigm
model, theoretical framework
precedent
earlier example setting a rule
conform
adapt or compliant with
correspond
to match, to conform, to parallel
dissent
to disagree
nuance
slight distinction
negligible
insignificant, not to be considered
trivial
minor, not important
subordinate
depending on, subservient
depletion
lessening
alloy
mixture esp of metal
eclectic
having varying elements
convoluted
intricate, coiled, twisted
inextricable
not able to be untangled
labyrinth
maze
multifarious
diverse, of great variety
consolidate
to join together, merge
component
essential element
shard
fragment esp glass or pottery
comprehensive
all inclusive
pervasive
throughout, in every part
plethora
multiplicity, excessive amount
fracas
riot, flight
gratuitous
uncalled for, not warranted
pandemonium
noisy chaos, bedlam
sporadic
occasional, infrequent
prologue
introductory passage
incipient
beginning, budding
definitive
authoritative
nexus
connection, center
sequential
in order, arranged serially
conflate
to blend together, esp a text
quorum
number of members of a governing body necessary in order to proceed
troupe
group of performers
intrinsic
essential nature of a thing
orthodox
adhering to a strict set of beliefs
maverick
intrepid person, innovator
aberrant
deviating from the norm
enumerate
to count
fusion
merging of diverse parts into a whole
dichotomy
separation into two parts
anachronism
a thing or person out of place in time
fledging
young, inexperienced
exigent
needing swift action
inopportune
not timely, inappropriate
alacrity
promptness, eagerness
adjourn
to suspend, as a meeting
prevalent
common, frequent
stasis
stagnation, equilibrium
labile
unstable, open to change
equilibrium
state of balance
riveting
commanding full attention, fascinating
cessation
stoppage, ceasing
relinquish
to let go of, give up
renegade
an outlaw, one who is unconventional
supersede
to supplant
reciprocate
to give and take, to return, to pay back
crusade
a zealous campaign for a cause
seminal
original or relating to seed or semen
endow
to grant, as a gift
nugatory
negligible, having no effect
unassailable
not questionable, not doubtable
flaccid
limp, drooping
dynamic
in motion
viable
capable of living, capable of working
proliferate
multiply, procreate
fallow
barren, not cultivated or sown
fabricate
to create
incubation
period of gestation
susceptible
prone to, open to
propensity
inclination
collaborate
to work together, cooperate
connive
to conspire, to be in secret sympathy with
synchronous
at the same time
recalcitrant
stubborn, defiant
bucolic
pastoral, relating to country life
ubiquitous
everywhere, in all places
acculturate
to adapt to a culture
colossus
giant statue, very large thing
dimension
property of space, as in height, width, depth
burgeon
to bloom, flourish
contigeous
adjacent with, borders touching
rift
a gap or fissure
recapitulate
to repeat, sum up
tenuous
not solid, weak
nadir
low point, point opposite the zenith
rudimentary
basic
recumbent
lying down, resting
buttress
supporting piece of a structure, strengthen, support
transpose
change from one place to mode to another
facade
false front
peripheral
outside, surrounding, auxiliary
nucleate
to cluster, to form a nucleus
strata
layer
lateral
sideways, on the side
amorphous
without shape, unclassifiable
ellipse
oval
tortuous
twisting, winding, tricky
obtuse
difficult to understand, unable to understand, stupid
striate
to stripe
constrict
to compress, constract
occlude
to obstruct, block up
dormant
asleep, inactive
halcyon
happy, prosperous, peaceful
placid
quiet, calm
stagnant
stale, foul, motionless
accelerate
speed up
precipitate
sudden or steep, rain, snow, to bring about suddenly
saunter
to walk in an easygoing swagger
amble
walk leisurely
reconnaissance
survey, esp military action
pulverize
smash into dust
avert
turn away, avoid
errant
wandering, traveling
converge
come together, merge
egress
exit
lactate
to produce milk
secrete
give off or to hide
welter
chaotic mess
cyclical
periodic and repeating
tepid
lukewarm, room temperature
pigment
coloring element in paint
spectrum
range of all colors, complete range
florid
flowery or reddish
iridescent
having shiny rainbow colors, shimmery
mosaic
picture made of many small parts such as tiles
pied
multi- colored and blotchy
stipple
speckle or fleck esp with paint, effect of many small dots
transcendental
abstract, supernatural
impalpable
not physical, not able to be touched
monolith
a single, huge structure, or a large organization acting as one force
hydrate
add water
emollient
lotion that moisturizes
ferrous
with iron
turbid
muddy, obscurd
arid
dry
aerate
to supply or combine with oxygen or air
resuscitate
to revive, renew
carrion
animal remains
demise
death, cessation
vapid
uninteresting, without liveliness
cloying
sweet, sentimental
pungent
strong tasting or smelling
redolent
aromatic, having an odor
ostensible
apparent, under pretext
discord
argument, strife
fatuous
foolish, silly
inane
silly, empty-headed
ludicrous
ridiculous, absurd
dilettante
amateur, dabbler
cogitate
to think hard, ponder
forage
look for food
peruse
study thoroughly
perspicacious
keen, mentally sharp
doctrine
creed, belief
naivete
unsophisticatedness, artlessness
belie
contradict, give false cover to
implausible
not believable
pontifical
like a pontiff, pope, extremely authoritative
falter
stumble, hesitate
relic
remnant, souvenir, venerated object
juggernaut
large vehicle that crushes anything in its path
proscribe
condemn, forbid
censure
disapprove, condemn, disapproval, condemnation
impunity
without fear of punishment
indictment
formal charge against a person
gourmand
one who likes to eat alot
ascetic
austere, disciplined
hedonist
one who lives for pleasure
profligate
extravagent, prodigal
obdurate
stubborn, unfeeling
altruism
unselfish behavior
quisling
traitor
veracity
truthfulness
probity
honesty
candor
straightforwardness, sincerity
artlessness
crudeness, naturalness
vituperate
scold with excessively harsh language
tirade
long, harsh, highly critical speech
reprobate
depraved, condemned
culpable
deserving of blame
castigate
scold severely
countenance
face, expression or allow to happen
approbation
praise, approval
adulation
admiration
travesty
mockery, parody
derision
scorning, ridicule
vindictive
vengeful, spiteful
truculent
ferocious, extremely harsh
affable
friendly, pleasant
urbane
sophisticated, wordly
lionize
make much of
aggrandize
praise greatly, make seem greater
effrontery
boldness
grandiloquent
having high sounding speech
spurious
false, fradulent
timorous
timid, fearful
redoubtable
formidable, illustrious
aesthetic
artistic, relating to beauty
unprepossessing
homely, plain
tentative
hesitantm, uncertain
discreet
having good judgment, prudent
daunt
subdue or tame
solicitude
over-attentive care, anxiety
disquiet
disturb or upset
commodious
having ample space
exacerbate
aggravate, make worse
contrite
sorry, repentant
levity
lightness, good humor
querulous
complaining, whining
pique
offense, resentment, provoke or excite
intuitive
known through immediate insight not gained through rational thought
sybil
witch
meticulous
extremely careful, fastidious
prescience
ability to foretell events
intelligible
understandable, comprehensible
limpid
clear, serene, transparent`
inadvertence
oversight, unwillingness
concede
to yield, grant
retract
take back, recant
ideology
set of beliefs
temperament
disposition, sensibility
peer
equal
chauvinist
extreme patriot, one who believes one group is superior to another
contend
fight with, oppose
scruple
have moral qualms about, moral principle
concur
agree
prattle
babble, as a child
oblivious
unknowing, unheeding
arcane
secret, esoteric
conundrum
riddle, puzzle
allusive
referring to or hinting t something esp in literature
elucidate
make clear, explain
flagrant
bold, open, apparent
salient
noticeable, prominent
erudition
knowledge, esp gained from books
proctor
one who supervises students at an exam
charade
pretense
hallmark
distinguishing mark
vestige
remnant, trace
tapestry
decorative wall hanging
vernacular
common speech, ordinary language
concise
exact
terse
short, curt
circuitous
round-about, indirect
superfluity
excess
verbiage
excessive wordiness
gregarious
outgoing, friendly
loquacioius
extremely talkative and articulate
prate
chatter, talk meaninglessly
voluble
fluent, talkative
discourse
conversation, long paper or speech on a subject
runic
like runes, mysterious, secret
reticent
not talkative
cryptic
encoded, secret, indecipherable
esoteric
hidden, available only to the initiate
eclipse
overshadowing, esp sun or moon
latent
potential, hidden quality
apocryphal
spurious, not genuine
dissemble
lie
prevaricate
lie
simulate
imitate, make seem real
hyperbole
excessive exaggeration
tout
solicit or promote
seine
fishnet
amenable
agreeable, obediant
diffident
shy, reserved
adamant
hard, unyielding, very hard stone
implacable
not able to be changed
intransigent
stubborn, uncompromising
obstinate
stubborn, unmoving
ambivalent
uncertain, having conflicting feelings
fluctuate
vary widely
caprice
impulsive action, whim
fickle
changeable, not constant
impromptu
spontaneous, spur of the moment
abscond
run away secretly
elusive
difficult to find or pin down
parry
fend off, dodge
shirk
neglect or ignore
aspiration
hope, ambition, breathing in
avarice
greed
proclivity
tendency
predestine
determined ahead of time
instigate
urge, incite
inveigle
acquire through sneakiness
piquant
spicy, as in hot sauce, stimulating, provocative
tantalize
tease, give taste of
profuse
plentiful