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The 250 Most Difficult SAT Words Set 08B

Sets B, C, and D give example sentences of the words taken from the 250 SAT Word series. Users should combine from 3 to 5 sets marked B, C, or D together - for example, 1C, 2C, 3C, and 4C - and generate multiple choice question tests to practice SAT-like questions.
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Grandiloquent
_______________ language or behavior is very formal, literary, or exaggerated, and is used by people when they want to seem important.
hackneyed
If you describe something such as a saying or an image as _______________, you think it is no longer likely to interest, amuse or affect people because it has been used, seen, or heard many times before.
gregarious
If you're the type of person who enjoys partying, the odds are favorable that you're _______________.
garrulous
If you describe someone as _______________, you mean that they talk a great deal, especially about unimportant things.
hapless
A _______________ person is unlucky.
Hegemony
_______________ is a situation in which one country, organization, or group has more power, control, or importance than others.
iconoclast
If you describe someone as an _______________, you mean that she often criticizes beliefs and things that are generally accepted by society.
impassive
If someone is _______________ or her face is _______________, she is not showing any emotion.
ignominious
If you describe an experience or action as _______________, you mean it is embarrassing because it shows a great lack of success.
harangues
If someone _______________ you, she tries to persuade you to accept her opinions or ideas in a forceful way.