SAT definitions lists 16-20
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n. one who lives solely for enjoyment; someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures;A person devoted to pleasure and luxury:
n. a person who upholds religious doctrines contrary to the established beliefs of his church or more generally the beliefs of the majority, a believer who willfully espouses a tenet that his or her church has officially declared to be anathema. the aim need not be to separate from the church but possibly to stay within and reform it.
n. organization by rank, class, or grade; A group of persons or things organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above:
adj. similar; uniform in nature; . Consisting of parts that are the same; uniform in structure or composition:
(literary term not usable for blue vocabulary cards) n. an exaggerated statement used as a figure of speech for rhetorical effect.
adj. insincere; pretending to be what one is not; professing feelings or virtues one does not have;
adj. supposed; assumed; existing only as an idea or concept; assumed to exist by hypothesis; conjectural:
n. a person who attacks cherished beliefs or established institutions. a person who destroys images used in religious worship.
adj. insignificant; unimportant. refers to what has no effect or makes no difference.
adj. about to occur; liable to happen soon; impending
adj. refers strictly to that which cannot be changed. If often applies approvingly to a truth or principle unaffected by fashion or the passage of time.
adj. fair; just; showing no favoritism, not biased, literally taking no one's part, impersonal
adj. without feeling or emotion, lacking emotion, unwilling to show passion or emotion, total lack of sensation or feeling, or refers to someone who remains totally unmoved by an emotional appeal, or who maintains a calm or unmoved exterior to conceal an emotional response.
adj. not easily excited or disturbed, will not react to outside influences or stimuli, carries the sense of self-control based on temperament or discipline, suggests more of a constitutional inability than a conscious refusal to panic. When applied to attitudes or conduct rather than people, it means unshakable and suggests a strong, almost irrational devotion to a particular point of view
adj. not having the appearance of truth or reason; having a quality that provokes disbelief; unlikely; unbelievable, dubious, suspect
adj. not done on purpose, accidental; . failing to act carefully or considerately; inattentive
adj. in an early stage, just coming into existence; Beginning to exist or appear:
adj. intellectually keen; penetrating, discriminating; clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
adj. inappropriate; out of place, designates that which is not in agreement or is not suitable, reasonable, or harmonious
adj. not able to be disputed or denied; incapable of being contradicted or disputed; impossible to deny or disprove; Established beyond a doubt
adj. too firmly fixed to be reformed or changed; impervious to correction by punishment; firmly rooted; ineradicable
adj. tireless; Having or showing a capacity for persistent effort; not tiring or relenting: showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality;
adj. indicates a state of less dire want than do poverty-stricken or destitute, and it is sometimes used in opposition to affluent. It is applied to those suffering from what used to be known as genteel poverty, in which circumstances are straitened but something of the former outward facade is preserved.
v. to make oneself acceptable.(reflexive structure); To bring (oneself, for example) into the favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort:
adj. harmless; not injurious to physical or mental health; lacking intent or capacity to injure;
adj. so mysterious that it cannot be understood; incomprehensible; mysterious or enigmatic; incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized.
adj. lacking interest or spirit. can literally refer to foods that lack savor. In applying to what is tasteless or gauche, and also points to staleness, flatness or want of spirit., especially pertinent for describing instances of expression or behavior suggesting weakness or feebleness.
n. a person who takes part in forcible opposition or armed resistance to an established government or authority; rebel; a member of a group, esp. a political party, who revolts against the policies of the leadership.
adj. lacking in self-control; given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages; immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion; showing lack of moderation or due restraint, as in action or speech; unrestrained; unbridled.
adj. hard to manage; not easily treated, uncooperative and stubborn, obstinate refusal to yield. Applied to a person or animal stubbornly resists being led, guided, restrained, or influenced. Applied to things, it means difficult to manipulate, treat, or work.
adj. Impossible to disprove; beyond argument
adj. not to the point; not relating to the subject. unimportant because it lacks direct bearing on the concern at hand, a lack of logical relationship, as in a non sequitur
n. the specialized vocabulary of members of a group.would be understood as referring to the extremely technical terms in use among specialists in any abstruse field, gobbledegook.
adj. wise; careful; showing sound judgment, prudent.
v. to ignite; to catch fire, metaphorically to fire up someone's enthusiasm, suggests the need for some preparatory effort or action before combustible material will burn. In reference to people, it indicates the act of arousing, stimulating, or exciting.
n. literally a maze; metaphorically a complicated, perplexing arrangement or course of affairs.
adj. lacking brightness; dull; monotonous; bland
adj. brief or terse in speech; using few words. Literally means like a Spartan, with reference to the habitual terseness of Spartan speech. Such a speaker is so sparing with words as to seem stingy or exceptionally self-controlled.
v. to satirize in writing n. strong, satirical writing, usually attacking or ridiculing someone.
n. state or feeling of being tired and listless; weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc
adj. present but invisible or inactive; lying hidden and undeveloped. describes things left unexpressed, unrealized or unacted upon though their existence or influence can often be detected. This stresses something that is not conscious or acted out with no implication that it need ever be made manifest. Occasionally, it can suggest something once in evidence but now hidden through accident or design.
adj. worthy of praise.
adj. drowsy; dull; sluggish; indifferent, more critical or disapproving in tone than listless, suggests laziness as the cause of this behavior.
n. lightness; lack of seriousness; fickleness; lightness (of mind, spirit, or mood) or lack of seriousness, sometimes in an inappropriate way
adj. indifferent; marked by a lack of energy or enthusiasm.
Having no interest in what is going on;
adj. easily understood; rational; clear; clear-minded. indicates a mind free of internal pressure or distortion, a rational approach or train of thought that is particularly clear, understandable or helpful in its simplicity
adj. spiteful; intentionally mischievous or harmful, having the intent to do evil.
adj. injured; spoiled; damaged; disfigured.
adj. thin; lean; of poor quality as well as small amount. limited in quantity or deficient in amount, not nearly enough
adj. winding back and forth in a haphazard pattern; rambling. v. to wander - suggests an amused rather than a disapproving tone. concretely, suggests the movement of water, in reference to travel it can give a tone of amiable idleness
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