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The 1000 Most Common SAT Words - Set 2

The next 200 words of the 1000 Most Common SAT Words.
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apprehend
1.(v) to seize, arrest; 2.(v) to perceive, understand, grasp
approbation
praise
appropriate
to take, make use of
aquatic
relating to water
arable
suitable for growing crops
arbiter
one who can resolve a dispute
arbitrary
based on factors that appear random
arbitration
the process or act of resolving a dispute
arboreal
of or relating to trees
arcane
obscure, secret, known only by a few
archaic
of or relating to an earlier period in time, outdated
archetypal
the most representative or typical example of something
ardor
extreme vigor, energy, enthusiasm
arid
excessively dry
arrogate
to take without justification
artifact
a remaining piece from an extinct culture or place
artisan
a craftsman
ascertain
to perceive, learn
ascetic
practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
ascribe
to assign, credit, attribute to
aspersion
a curse, expression of ill-will
aspire
to long for, aim toward
assail
to attack
assess
to evaluate
assiduous
hard-working, diligent
assuage
to ease, pacify
astute
very clever, crafty
asylum
1.(n) a place of refuge, protection, a sanctuary; 2.(n) an institution in which the insane are kept
atone
to repent, make amends
atrophy
to wither away, decay
attain
to achieve, arrive at
attribute
1.(v) to credit, assign; 2.(n) a facet or trait
atypical
not typical, unusual
audacious
excessively bold
audible
able to be heard
augment
to add to, expand
auspicious
favorable, indicative of good things
austere
very bare, bleak
avarice
excessive greed
avenge
to seek revenge
aversion
a particular dislike for something
balk
to stop, block abruptly
ballad
a love song
banal
dull, commonplace
bane
a burden
bard
a poet, often a singer as well
bashful
shy, excessively timid
battery
1.(n) a device that supplies power; 2.(n) assault, beating
beguile
to trick, deceive
behemoth
something of tremendous power or size
benevolent
marked by goodness or doing good
benign
favorable, not threatening, mild
bequeath
to pass on, give
berate
to scold vehemently
bereft
devoid of, without
beseech
to beg, plead, implore
bias
a tendency, inclination, prejudice
bilk
cheat, defraud
blandish
to coax using flattery
blemish
an imperfection, flaw
blight
1.(n) a plague, disease; 2.(n) something that destroys hope
boisterous
loud and full of energy
bombastic
excessively confident, pompous
boon
a gift or blessing
bourgeois
a middle-class person, capitalist
brazen
excessively bold, brash
brusque
short, abrupt, dismissive
buffet
1.(v) to strike with force; 2.(n) an arrangement of food set out on a table
burnish
to polish, shine
buttress
to support, hold up
cacophony
tremendous noise, disharmonious sound
cadence
a rhythm, progression of sound
cajole
to urge, coax
calamity
an event with disastrous consequences
calibrate
to set, standardize
callous
harsh, cold, unfeeling
calumny
an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies
camaraderie
brotherhood, jovial unity
candor
honesty, frankness
canny
shrewd, careful
canvas
1.(n) a piece of cloth on which an artist paints; 2.(v) to cover, inspect
capacious
very spacious
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
subject to whim, fickle
captivate
to get the attention of, hold
carouse
to party, celebrate
carp
to annoy, pester
catalog
1.(v) to list, enter into list; 2.(n) a list or collection
catalyze
to charge, inspire
caucus
a meeting usually held by people working toward the same goal
caustic
bitter, biting, acidic
cavort
to leap about, behave boisterously
censure
1.(n) harsh criticism; 2.(v) to rebuke formally
cerebral
related to the intellect
chaos
absolute disorder
chastise
to criticize severely
cherish
to feel or show affection toward something
chide
to voice disapproval
choreography
the arrangement of dances
chronicle
1.(n) a written history; 2.(v) to write a history