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Princton Review SAT words

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pragmatic
practical, sensible, logical
disperage
to belittle
ambivalent
uncertain
embellish
to exaggerate
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a small group
ingenuity
cleverly inventful or resourceful
presume
to take for granted
elitism
to practice of of belief in rule by an entity
forbear
tp refrain from
erratic
unpredictable, irregular, unstable
vendictive
disposed to seek revenge; spiteful
complacency
a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of unpleasent possibilities
anachonism
something that as existing or happening in the wrong time
connoisseur
expert judge in an art or matters of taste
antagonism
actuve hostility or opposition
inquiry
a seeking for information or knowledge
erroneous
containing error
lament
to express grief or a lost
mitigate
to make less severe, intense, or painful
vigor
active strength or force, intensity
reticence
the quality or state of keeping silent
penchant
strong liclination or liking
rouse
to bring or come out of a state if sleep
somber
gloomily dark
admonish
to caution or advise against
anomaly
something abnormal
reverance
a high opinon of something
atypical
not typical
capricious
unpredicatable
ascertain
to find out
magnanimous
courageously or generously noble in heart and in mind
ornate
fancily decorated
anecdote
a short account of an intreresting often biographical incident
incredulous
disinclined or indisposed to believe
belligerant
eager to fight, hostile or aggressive
edify
to instruct and improve
negate
to deny the existance of truth
voracious
craving or consuming large quantities
idiosyncratic
peculiarity, oddity, quirk, characteristic, trait, sigularity
lucid
easily understood
stringent
rigorously binding or exacting
temperment
the combination of mental and emotional traits of a person
tact
skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations
affict
to distress with mental of bodily pain
allege
to assert without proof
personage
a person of distinction or importance
demagogue
an orator or politicial who gains power by arousing people's emotions and prejudices
congenial
agreeable or suitable in nature
deference
respectful yeilding of the opinion or will of another
pretension
a claim to somthing
dilettante
a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject for amusement
equanimity
composure, especially under strain
forebode
to predict, warn, forcast
predilection
a partiality, preferance
knack
a special skill or talent
pacifism
opposition to war or violence
prudent
wise careful showing good judgment
didactic
instructive