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SSAT vocab words

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jeer
to make fun of
jest
to joke
parody
a humorous imitation
recreation
something done for fun; a hobby or game
skit
a short comic scene
adjunct
an accessory, something added on
coalesce
to come together
congeal
to thicken, or chance from liquid to solid
consensus
an agreement
contiguous
lying side by side
fission
a splitting apart
fusion
a joining together
integrate
to bring together and make whole
juxtapose
to place side by side
pact
a formal agreement between two countries; a bargain
rendezvous
a meeting, usually secret
abdicate
to give up power
accord
to be in agreement
allege
to declare that something is true without proof
assess
to evaluate or determine the worth of
condone
to forgive or disregard an offense
conventional
traditional, ordinary
counsel
to advise
debunk
to prove false
decree
an order or a command
inquiry
a request for information
ratify
to approve, usually a law
sustain
to support
ambiguous
unclear
amorphous
without shape
itinerant
nomadic, constantly moving
kinetic
moving
obscure
hidden or dark, hard to see; to hide
remote
far away, distant
writhe
to twist
egress
exit
epoch
a period of time
intangible
not able to be touched or sensed
polymorphous
having many shapes
prolific
fertile, very productive
scull
a small rowboat or an oar for a rowboat
sporadic
having no pattern or order
surrogate
a substitute
variegated
having many parts or colors
akin
related to or alike
amiable
friendly, good-natured
congenial
agreeable
equivalent
equal
extol
to praise
placate
to quiet down, appease
altruistic
doing good for others
aspirant
someone reaching for something
astute
sharp, shrewd
benevolence
goodness
jaunty
self-confident and lively; showy
jovial
jolly and cheerful
tepid
without enthusiasm
lukewarm
tedious
boring
virtuous
possessing moral excellence; ethical
ambivalent
unable to decide
alluring
tempting
adroit
skillful
impudent
disrespectful
renounce
to give something up; to reject
refute
to prove false or deny the truth
rectify
to set right; to correct
lucid
easily understood
sane
benign
kind, gentle; not harmful
belligerent
hostile; war-like
pragmatic
practical
miserly
very cheap; penny-pinching
verbose
long-winded; talkative