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SAT Vocabulary Unit 1 Lessons 5-7

Vocabulary terms from McGraw-Hill's SAT 2011 book , Unit 1 Lessons 5-7
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immutable
(adj) unchangeable
metamorphosis
(n) a transformation
rupture
(v) to break open
transmute
(v) to transform
amorphous
(adj) lacking shape; changeable in form
mercurial
(adj) erratic; subject to wild changes in character
protean
(adj) capable of assuming different forms
mutate
(v) to change form
fickle
(adj) likely to change opinion unpredictably
fluctuate
(v) to vary irregularly
vacillate
(v) to change one's mind repeatedly
revamp
(v) to revise; to renovate
amend
(v) to improve to faults of
hackneyed
(adj) overused;trite
mundane
(adj) ordinary; typical
vacuous
(adj) lacking substance
prosaic
(adj) unimaginative; ordinary
insipid
(adj) uninteresting; dull; without flavor
banal
(adj) ordinary; trivial
pedestrian
(adj) commonplace; ordinary
dormant
(adj) inactive; sleeping
unaminous
(adj) in full agreement
uniform
(adj) unvarying; always the same
equanimity
(n) the quality of being even tempered
magnanimous
(adj) noble of heart; generous; forgiving
sanguine
(adj) cheerfully optimistic
phlegmatic
(adj) sluggish
melancholy
(adj) sad, depressed
choleric
(adj) easily angered
recalcitrant
(adj) stubbornly resistant to authority
lethargic
(adj) sluggish;dully apathetic
splenetic
(adj) irritable; easily angered
querulous
(adj) disposed to complaining
dolorous
(adj) marked by or expressive of sorrow or pain
animosity
(n) hostility; ill-will
pusillanimous
(adj) cowardly
lassitude
(n) feeling of weakness or listlessness