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100 terms

Cario SAT review of 7th

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Chattel
an item of movable, personal property, slave
Austere
stern as in manner; without excess, unadorned, severely simple and plain
Lament
to express sorrow or regret; to mourn
Aloof
distant, reserved in manner; uninvolved
Cerebral
of or relating to the brain; an intellectual person
Incongruous
not appropriate, unsuited to the surroundings; not fitting in
Bulwark
a defensive wall; something serving as a principle defense
Connoisseur
an expert, particularly in matters of art and taste
Cacophony
harsh sounds
Expunge
to remove; to delete; to erase
Trenchant
cutting, incisive, having a sharp point; caustic, sarcastic
Procrastinate
to put off until a later time
Roster
a list of names; especially of personnel available for duty
Impede
to obstruct or interfere with; to delay
Forbear
to refrain from; to abstain; to be patient or tolerant
Migratory
roving, wandering, nomadic
Evade
to elude or avoid by cunning; to flee from a pursuer
Efface
to rub away
Asunder
in separate parts; apart from each other in position
Incite
to arouse to action
Quixotic
idealistic and totally impractical
Beleaguer
to besiege; beset, surround, harass
Milieu
environment or surroundings
Histrionic
overly dramatic, theatrical
Bludgeon
a short heavy, thick club that has one end larger than the other
Arduous
hard, difficult, tiresome
Reminisce
the act or practice of recalling the past
Opportune
occurring or coming at a good time
Dulcet
melodious, soft , soothing
Porcine
reminiscent of or pertaining to a pig; resembling a pig
Lassitude
listlessness; torpor, weariness
Coterie
a circle of close associates or friends
Ballistics
the study of the dynamics or flight characteristics of projectiles
Ambiance
mood, feeling; general atmosphere
Girth
the distance around something; to encircle; to secure with a band that encircles the body of an animal
Askew
to one side; crooked; awry; a sidelong look of contempt
Cubism
a style of art in which the subject matter is portrayed by geometric forms, especially cubes
Cranny
a small opening as in a wall or rock face
Enrage
to put in a rage; infuriate, anger
Propulsive
the act or process of propelling; a propelling force
Laconic
brief, using few words
Harrowing
extremely distressed; disturbing or frightening
Aptitude
capacity for learning; natural ability
Endure
to carry on through despite hardships; to put up with
Chronic
continuing for a long time; continuous
Giddy
a light-headed sensation; dizzy, frivolous
Irascible
easily angered, irritable
Cower
cringe from fear; to shrink away
Gossamer
delicate floating cobwebs; a sheer gauzy fabric; something delicate, light, flimsy
Queue
to form or to wait in line
Myriad
an extremely large number
Accolade
an award, an honor; approval, praise
Grandiloquent
attempting to impress with big words or grand gestures
Caucus
a meeting of the members of a political party to make decisions; to assemble in or hold a caucus
Dromedary
a one-humped domesticated camel
Demonic
one who works devilishly (a demon for work) a persistent person, force or drive; an evil person
Noxious
physically or mentally destructive, or harmful to human beings
Proficient
skillful; to be very good at something
Harangue
to lecture, berate; a long bombastic speech
Atrophy
to wither away
Catapult
slingshot
Glutton
one who eats or consumes a great deal; having capacity to receive or withstand something
Muster
to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination
Beget
to give birth to; to create
Curtail
to truncate or abridge; to lessen, usually by cutting away from
Paranoia
a mental illness of unreasonable anxiety, especially believing someone is out to get you, or that you are an important person
Facilitate
to make easier, to help bring about
Craven
cowardly
Mode
a way or method of doing something; type, manner, fashion
Alienate
to make hostile; to cause to feel unwelcome or estranged
Obtuse
insensitive; block-headed, slow in comprehension
Scrutinize
to look carefully; to examine
Congenial
pleasant to be around; social, agreeable
Fjord
a long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills
Aspire
something one hopes to achieve; goal
Martyr
someone willing to sacrifice and even give his/her life for a cause; also one who pretends suffering to gain sympathy
Citadel
a fortress overlooking a city; a stronghold
Doldrums
a period or condition of depression or inactivity
Consensus
general agreement
Blather
to talk nonsensically
Defame
to libel or slander; take away a good name
Curvilinear
formed, bound, or characterized by curved lines
Elapse
to pass or go by (said of time)
Veer
change in direction
Karma
fate, destiny; to detect good or bad vibrations from something or someone
Astute
quick in discernment; shrewd, clever, keen
Misnomer
an incorrect or inappropriate name
Resurgent
to rise after defeat
Artisan
a worker skilled in a craft
Draconian
hard, severe, cruel
Amenable
agreeable, responsible to authority, pleasant, willing to give in to the wishes of another
Precarious-
unsafe, unsteady, unstable
Criterion
a standard or rule by which someone/something can be judged; a basis for judgment
Guise
appearance, semblance
Lesion
wound, injury, especially one created by a disease
Gird
to encircle as with a belt; to prepare as for action
Fetish
an object of unreasonable obsessive reverence or attention
Disperse
to scatter in various directions; distribute widely
Dissolution
the breaking up into parts; termination of a legal bond or contract
Forage
to search or hunt for food or provision