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Ross SAT Review 1-50

Use words 1-50 to review
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Dubious
means uncertain, skeptical, doubtful, questionable.
Singular
means unique, special, remarkable, exceptional.
Sanctimonious
means phony holy, exaggerated religious feeling, hypocritical devotion or piousness, often "holier than thou".
preempt
is to supercede, to replace by prior arrangement.
Frenetic
means frantic or frenzied, it describes how one acts when both desperately rushed and disorganized.
Immutable
means unchangeable, permanent, steadfast.
affinity
is a natural attraction or proclivity, a sense of kinship with something or someone, a strong sense of liking.
Transient
means on the move, just passing through, not staying long.
vindictive
means to be spiteful, vengeful, malicious, wanting to take revenge.
Exigent
means urgent, pressing, requiring immediate action.
Facile
means easily done, glib, lacking depth.
precedent
is a something that comes before something else and serves as an example of or justification for it.
Concord
means harmony, agreement, a peaceful similarity of attitudes.
Willful
means headstrong, stubborn determined to have one's own way.
precipitate
is to bring about, to set off, to cause to happen.
Fauna
refers to animals.
Rigorous
means exacting, strict, harsh, demanding of precision.
Illicit
means forbidden, illegal, improper, taboo.
reprove
means to criticize or correct.
capitulate
is to surrender, cave in to pressure, to collapse.
Robust
means strong, hardy, vigorous.
coalesce
means to merge, to fuse, to blend together, to combine.
superficial
is to be shallow, concerned with only the obvious, not deep or probing.
scrutinize
means to examine carefully, to study in detail.
aptitude
is a natural ability, a talent, an inclination towards something that has not yet been mastered.
obfuscate
means to make unclear, to darken or confuse, to muddle.
Mundane
means ordinary, routine, commonplace, not special, of this world, not of heaven; earthly.
harbinger
is a forerunner, something that precedes something else and let's us know it is coming.
Circumspect
means cautious, guarded, vigilant.
Approbation
is praise, approval, admiration.
Static
means not moving, stationary, lacking movement or growth.
Anarchy
means lawlessness, the absence of government or authority; a state of chaos.
Colloquial
means informal, conversational, common.
Hermetic
means airtight or tightly sealed, unaffected by anything outside itself.
Expedite
means to facilitate, to help along, to speed the progress of, to make easier.
Impervious
means unable to be penetrated, and thus protected from being influenced or touched by an outside force.
Apartheid
is a rigid policy of racial segregation.
edify
means to uplift, to benefit or instruct, especially morally.
fetter
literally means to restrain, to shackle.
connoisseur
is someone who has refined taste in a given area, someone whose experience with something has made him or her an expert.
Compelling
means forceful, having a powerful pull.
paradox
is a self-contradiction.
despot
is a tyrant, a king or dictator with absolute power who uses it oppressively.
Erudite
means scholarly, extremely learned, intellectual.
deprecate
is to deplore, to express strong disapproval of.
vocation
is a calling, a profession or business that one has a strong inclination toward.
Auspicious
means promising, boding well, heartening, encouraging.
languish
means to experience prolonged inactivity in a way that weakens or depresses.
Credulous
means gullible, eager to believe, na
Decorous
means proper, dignified, in good taste, well-behaved, not offensive.