97 terms

SAT Vocab 8

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abate
to decrease in force
abound
to be present in great quantity
abridge
to shorten
accrue
to gather; to increase
adjoining
connected
adjunct
something attached to a main body
aggregate
to gather
allocate
to set aside for a specific purpose
allot
to give out; to distribute
allotted
given a task t=or portion; assigned
allotment
portion; the act of distributing
amalgam
mixture
amalgamate
to mix; to combine
amorphous
without shape; undefined
amplify
to make louder or more extreme
amplification
increase in intensity or volume; fuller explanation
ancillary
secondary; additional
apex
the highest point
apogee
the highest point
append
to add to; to attach
apportion
to divide and distribute
ascendancy
superiority; domination
asunder
not whole; in two or more parts
attenuate
to weaken, make thinner
augment
to make larger
auxiliary
additional; secondary; supportie
burgeon
to grow rapidly
capacious
large
incapacitate
to take away strength or ability; to disable
catalyze
to cause a reaction
climactic
highest; most exciting
clot
to thicken, solidify; lump
clump
a lump, cluster
computation
process of calculating
concentric
having a common center
conflate
to combine; to merge
confluence
a flowing together of (streams)
conjoined
joined
conjunction
a combination
conjunctive
connecting
junction
place where tow things meet; joining
contiguous
side by side; touching
contour
curve; shape
convex
curved like the outer suface of a globe (opposite of concave)
crest
peak; top
cull
to select and remove the best or worst
culminate
to reach the end or highest point
curtail
to shorten
dappled
having spots of color
dearth
shortage; absence
debilitate
to weaken; to cripple
deficient
lacking
deficit
shortage
dehydrate
to remove water
deplete
to use up
diffuse
to spread out
dilate
to make wider or larger
dilute
to make weaker or thinner; to add water
diminutive
tiny
diminution
decrease; lessening
dissect
to take apart
disseminate
to spread widely
dissipate
to scatter; to evaporate; to use up foolishly
dissociate
to separate
dissolution
the breaking into parts or pieces
distend
to stretch; to swell
distension
expansion; swollen state
diverge
to separate; to move in different directions
divergence
separation
dollop
a small amount; a blob
enclave
an area within a larger area
endemic
widespread within a limited area
enervate
to weaken
enumerate
to count
enumeration
a numbered list
expansionist
increasing a nation's land or economy
fracture
to break to crack
gamut
entire range of something
gargantuan
huge
girth
width
granular
having a grainy texture
heterogeneous
made of different parts (opposite of homogenous)
hitch
to connect; to attach
hodgepodge
a mixture of different things
homogenize
to make the same without
homogeneous
similar throughout; uniform
incremental
increasing in regular, gradual steps
infinitesimal
extremely small
influx
mass entry; inflow
innumerable
too many to count
inordinate
beyond normal limits; excessive
intersperse
to place or scatter something throughout something else
interstitial
relating to small spaces between things
legion
a large number; numerous
magnitude
size or extent
malleable
capable of being shaped or persuaded
mélange
a mixture