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SPRING 2014 Honors 11 SAT Words Week 3
Terms in this set (20)
v. to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve
n. 1. imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance. 2. the perpendicular, or vertical, position.
adj. high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious.
adj. 1. immature or inexperienced, 2. (of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.
n. 3. a recently hatched worker ant.
n. 1. saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose, 2. childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.
v. 3. to let saliva flow from the mouth or mucus from the nose, 4. to talk childishly or idiotically.
n. 1. a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class or type. 2. a condensed account, especially of a literary work; abstract.
v. 1. to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently. 2. to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.
adv. adj. by right of position or office
v. 1. to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress. 2. to encroach or trespass
v. to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, especially by deliberate effort
n. 1. a person who interferes or meddles in the affairs of others. 2. a person who intrudes into a region, field, or trade without a proper license.
adj. 1. belonging to a thing by its very nature. 2. Anatomy . (of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) belonging to or lying within a given part.
v. to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail
n. 1. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor. 2. a condition of indolent indifference
n. 1. a period of 1000 years. 2. a period of general righteousness and happiness, especially in the indefinite future. 3. a thousandth anniversary.
adj. 1. of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies. 2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious. 3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated. 4. hidden from view. 5. a. not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation. b. of a nature not understood, as physical qualities. c. dealing with such qualities; experimental
v. 1. to pass into or through every part of something. 2. to penetrate through the pores, interstices, etc., of. 3. to be diffused through; pervade; saturate. 4. to become diffused; penetrate.
v. 1. to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly. 2. to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down. 3. to cast, plunge, or send, especially violently or abruptly. 4. Chemistry . to separate (a substance) in solid form from a solution, as by means of a reagent. 5. to fall to the earth's surface as a condensed form of water; to rain, snow, hail, drizzle, etc. 6. to be cast or thrown down headlong.
adj. 7. headlong, 8. rushing headlong or rapidly onward, 9. proceeding rapidly or with great haste, 10. exceedingly sudden or abrupt. 11. done or made without sufficient deliberation; overhasty; rash.
n. 12. Chemistry . a substance precipitated from a solution. 13. moisture condensed in the form of rain, snow, etc.
adj. 1. rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe, 2. compelling, constraining, or urgent, 3. convincing or forcible, 4. (of the money market) characterized by a shortage in money for loan or investment purposes; tight.
v. to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess
n. a matter of conjecture; an idea or thought of something as being possible or likely; a conjecture or opinion.
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