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50 terms

English 10 SAT Vocab (Ms. M-P)

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acclaim
enthusiastic approval or welcome
belie
to show to be false, to disprove
candid
frank, open, honest in speech
debunk
to expose as false
ebullient
overflowing with excitement
reciprocity
making a mutual exchange
torpor
sluggish inactivity or indifference
intrepid
resolutely fearless
exacerbate
to increase in severity
embellish
to beautify or enhance
stark
harsh, grim, or desolate
renounce
to give up voluntarily
nomad
member of a tribe that has no permanent home
pragmatic
practical
conformist
a person who follows a group without questioning
volatile
fleetingly threatening to break out, unpredictable
epitome
the embodiment or personification of a feature, the ultimate example
impose
to intrude or thrust upon others, to establish as a requirement
prosperity
a successful condition, often referring to wealth
mandate
to require or a statement issued to require
enterprise
an important or difficult project
futile
incapable of producing results
commend
to present as worthy of notice or praise
pliant
bending readily
cryptic
mysterious or ambiguous in nature
adroit
expert, skilled, or nimble
astute
having practical intelligence
procrastinate
to defer action
exploit
to use selfishly or for profit
redolent
having a pleasant odor
complacent
pleased with oneself
devoid
not possessing; lacking; to be without
discredit
to injure the credit or reputation of
exonerate
to clear from guilt or blame
waver
to sway, shake or tremble
understated
restrained in design or presentation
regenerate
to bring into existence again
mock
to attack or treat with ridicule
pedantic
having a narrow focus on small details of a subject
iconoclastic
pertaining to image breaking, or an attack on beliefs
fervent
having or showing intensity of spirit
demeanor
conduct or behavior
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
burgeon
to grow or develop quickly
affable
easy to approach or talk to
captivate
to attract or hold the interest of
vindication
something that clears one from suspicion or accusation
revival
restoration to life or health
obfuscate
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
pompous
characterized by display of importance