SAT Vocabulary Week 10

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Evince
to show or demonstrate clearly or convincingly
Exculpate
to clear of guilt or blame.
Exonerate
to free from guilt or blame, exculpate
Extricate
to release from difficulty; to save from a bad situation
Feral
wild, savage
Fission
process of splitting into two parts
Gall
bitterness, nerve
Gesticulate
to gesture or motion
Glib
fluent in a insincere manner; offhand, casual
Gratuitous
unnecessary, unwanted; done free of charge
Hackneyed
unoriginal, trite, made trite by repetition
Impasse
a road having no exit; a dilemma with no solution
Impregnable
totally safe from attack, able to resist defeat
Innocuous
harmless
Insipid
lacking interesting or distinctive qualities; flavorless; dull, boring
Insular
narrow-minded, parochial, isolated
Jaded
tired by excess or overuse; cynical
Juxtapose
to place close together.
Mirth
gladness or gaiety, usually expressed in laughter
Mitigate
to make less violent, alleviate, lessen
Myriad
immense number, multitude
Nebulous
vaguely defined, cloudy
Noxious
harmful, unwholesome (like some fumes)
Obtuse
lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect
Oscillate
to sway from one side to the other
Palatable
agreeable
Paradigm
an example that is a perfect pattern or model
Parochial
of limited scope or outlook, provincial
Pejorative
derogatory, uncomplimentary
Penance
voluntary suffering to repent for a wrong
Pillage
to seize, steal or plunder, especially in war
Potable
suitable for drinking
Protagonist
an advocate, supporter, proponent
Protagonist
the lead character or hero in a story
Provincial
uncultured in thought and manner
Provincial
of or belonging to a specific province
Reactionary
marked by extreme conservatism
Rectitude
uprightness, extreme morality
Renege
to break a promise or commitment
Rudimentary
elementary, not developed
Sanctimonious
giving a hypocritical appearance of piety.
Satiate
to satisfy an appetite or desire
Sequester
to remove or set apart
Squalor
a filthy and wretched condition or quality
Taciturn
not inclined to talk
Tenuous
having little substance or strength
Transcendent
surpassing
Transgress
to violate, go over a limit