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153 terms

SAT Vocab 4

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aberrant
abnormal
aberration
abnormality
adamant
extremely stubborn; unyielding
afflict
to make suffer, harm
affliction
pain or suffering
agitate
to disturb
altercation
angry argument
amiss
wrong
antagonize
to oppose; to anger
antagonism
opposition, conflict
antagonist
opponent, rival
antithesis
direct opposite
arcant
mysterious; secret
assail
to attack
assailant
attacker
assailable
vulnerable
assault
to attack physically or verbally
avent
to get revenge for
vengeance
revenge
vengeful
seeking revenge
baffle
to confuse; to puzzle
barrage
an overwhelming, heavy attack or shower
belie
to contradict, give a false impression of
bellicose
argumentative; warlike
belligerent
argumentative; warlike
betray
to be disloyal
bewilder
to confuse
bicker
to argue about unimportant things
blitz
to attack suddenly and violently
brandish
to shake or wave in a threatening way
brawl
fight
browbeat
to intimidate, bully
brusque
rudely abrupt
cacophony
harsh, inharmonious sound
cacophonous
harsh-sounding
calamity
disaster
cantankerous
bad-tempered; quarrelsome
clamor
to make noise, demand loudly
clash
o conflict
cleave
to cut or split
coerce
to force
coercion
force
coercive
forcing
combat
to fight against
combatant
fighter
combative
eager to fight
conceal
to hide
concealment
secrecy; hiding
confront
to meet head on; to oppose
confrontational
starting fights; argumentative
congested
crowded, clogged
contend
to compete, argue
contention
competition; argument
contentious
argumentative
contest
to argue, challenge
incontestable
unquestionable
contradict
to go against, to oppose
contradictory
conflicting
contrast
difference; opposition
contravene
to go against
controvertible
questionable, disputable
incontrovertible
unquestionable; definite
conundrum
puzzling problem or riddle
convoluted
hard to understand; complicated
counter
to oppose
crass
crude or rude; unrefined
cryptic
hidden; secret
daunt
to intimidate, overwhelm
dauntless
fearless, unable to be discouraged
debacle
complete failure or disaster
defect
to leave one side for another; flaw or problem
defector
one who joins the enemy
defective
flawed, broken
deleterious
harmful
delirious
feverish; confused
delirium
fever; confusion
demur
to object; to refuse
demurral
objection; refusal
depreive
to prevent from having; to take away
deprivation
lack of something desired or needed
dichotomy
division into two opposing parts
dichotomous
two-part; contradictory
dire
horrible; extremely urgent
disconcert
to disturb; to confuse
discontent
dissatisfaction
malcontent
one who is never satisfied; a rebel
discord
disagreement
discordant
disagreeing; conflicting
discrepancy
inconsistency; difference
disjoint
to disconnect
disparate
different
dispel
to drive away; to make disappear
dispirited
discouraged; depressed
dispute
to argue, debate
disputant
one who argues
indisputable
impossible to doubt or question
dissemble
to create a false appearance; to deceive
dissent
to disagree
dissension
disagreement
dissonance
lack of harmony; disagreement
divisive
creating separation or division
indivisible
unable to be divided
drastic
extreme
dubious
doubtful
indubitable
certain; definite
duplicity
deception
duplicitous
deceptive; two-faced
eerie
mysterious, creepy
efface
to erase, destroy
self-effacement
modesty, humility
effrontery
open rudeness
embroil
to drag into an argument; to entangle
encroach
to intrude
encumber
to weigh down, hinder
encumbrance
burden; hindrance
unencumbered
free from burden
enforce
to force, ensure obedience
enigma
confusing puzzle; mysterious person
enigmatic
mysterious; unclear
esoteric
understood by only a few people; mysterious
exacting
demanding, severe
extirpate
to destroy totally
faction
a group of people within a larger group
feral
wild; untamed
ferocious
extremely savage, fierce
feocity
fierceness
fiasco
complete failure
finagle
to get by using trickery
flagrant
shocking; open and shameless
flaunt
to show off
flout
to reject or disobey openly
foe
enemy
forfeit
to be forced to give up
fractious
disobedient; unruly
fray
a noisy fight
frenetic
very agitated; frantic
friction
rubbing; conflict
gall
nerve; boldness
glare
to stare angrily
glaring
obvious
grate
to irritate; to make sound by scraping
grating
irritating; harsh-sounding
guile
dishonesty; deception
hamper
to get in the way of; to hinder
heresy
a belief that goes against traditional beliefs
heretic
one who rejects traditional beliefs
heretical
contrary to accepted beliefs
iconoclast
one who attacks established beliefs; rebel
iconoclastic
going against established beliefs
impede
to interfere with; to hinder
impediment
hindrance; obstruction
impose
to force on others
impudent
boldly disrespectful; rude