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27 terms

SAT 1000 words by Sparknotes

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appraise
to assess the worth or value of
adhere
to stick; to flllow devoutly
agile
quick, nimble
adept
extremely skilled
adamant
impervious, immovable, unyielding
altercation
noisy quarrel
aloof
remote in manner
allocate
distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
alleviate
provide physical relief, as from pain
allay
lessen the intensity of or calm
allege
report or maintain
affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship, a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
affable
diffusing warmth and friendliness
aesthetic
(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
aerial
in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air
advocate
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
adverse
in an opposing direction, contrary to your interests or welfare
adumbrate
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
affluent
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
affront
a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront, treat, mention, or speak to rudely
abase
cause to feel shame
abdicate
give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
abduct
take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
aberration
a state or condition markedly different from the norm
abet
assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
abhor
detest; hate
abject
most unfortunate or miserable