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SAT Vocab 7

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afresh
again; with a new approach
afterthought
added thought or statement
anterior
placed in front; earlier
antiquated
very old; outdated
antiquity
something very old; ancient times
antiquarian
relating to ancient objects; an expert on ancient objects
archaic
outdated; old
archetype
original model that inspired similar things; ideal example
augur
one who predicts the future
auspicious
favorable; indicating future success
avant-garde
radically new or original
befall
to happen to
belated
late
bout
contest between opponents; period of time
brevity
briefness
bygone
of the past; no longer existing
callow
immature; inexperienced
capricious
changeable; fickly
caprice
sudden change; whim
careen
to swerve to one side; to rush recklessly
cessation
ending
anachronistic
placed incorrectly in time
anachronism
incorrect placement in ime
concomitant
happening at the same time
contemporaneous
existing at the same time
undercurrent
force or emotion under the surface
cursory
brief; not thorough
curt
rudely abrupt
cyclical
moving in cycles or repeated sequences
dawdle
to waste time; to move slowly
dilatory
slow; delaying; procrastinating
ensue
to follow or result from
eon
very long period
ephemeral
short-lived
epoch
period of history
episodic
occasional; in episodes
erratic
unsteady
expedite
to speed up the process; to make more efficient
expedient
practical; convenient
expeditious
efficient; speedy
extant
still in existence; not extinct
extemporize
to speak or perform without preparation
extemporaneous
performed without preparation
fatalism
belief that people cannot control or change their lives
fickle
often changing; not loyal
finale
big ending
fledgling
inexperienced person; young bird
fleet
group of ships or other vehicles; moving quickly
fleeting
passing quickly; short-lived
foreboding
sense of future trouble; dread
forego
to go before
forerunner
something that comes before
forestall
thinking beforehand
forgo/forego
to do without; to give up
forthcoming
about to happen; open, honest
fortuitous
accidental; lucky
fountainhead
beginning; origin
genesis
beginning; origin
habituation
getting used to something; dependence, addiction
halting
stopping; hesitating
harbinger
sign or omen; messenger
hasten
to speed up
haste
hurry
hectic
very busy and rushed
heretofore
until now
hiatus
break; pause
hitherto
until now
holdover
leftover from an earlier time
immediacy
speed; urgency; direct relevance
imminent
about to happen
impending
about to happen
inception
beginning
indelible
permanent; not erasable
inert
unable to move; inactive
inertia
tendency to remain inactive or avod change
instantaneous
immediate
interlude
episode or break between two parts
intermittent
stopping and starting; not continuous
jaunt
a short trip
jaunty
lighthearted; stylish
lapse
slight error; backsliding; passage of time
latter
occurring later in time; the second of two things mentioned
mode
method; style
outmoded
no longer usable
moratorium
official delay; period of inactivity
motif
central theme; repeated design or pattern
myopic
shortsighted; unable to plan ahead
neophyte
beginner; inexperienced person
newfangled
new, trendy