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SAT Vocab List 6

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Abyss
1) A very frightening or dangerous situation, or one in which there seems to be no hope 2) A large deep hole that appears to have no bottom
Accommodate
1) To provide a place or room for someone to stay in 2) To consider & include something when you are deciding what to do
Account
1) An arrangement in which a bank looks after your money 2) A detailed record that a business keeps of the money it receives & spends in a particular period of time 3) An arrangement you have with a shop etc.
Aghast
Shocked & upset
Alliteration
The use of same letter or sound at the beginning of words in a sentence, esp in poetry
Amenable
1) Willing to do something or to agree with someone 2) Capable of being treated or dealt with in a particular way
Analogy
A comparison between 2 situations, processes etc. that is intended to show that the two are similarly
Annihilate
1) To destroy a group of people or things completely 2) To defeat an opponent completely & easily
Apparatus
1) The machines, tools, & equipment needed for doing something, esp something technical or scientific 2) The people & organizations involved in some aspect of gov 3) An organ
Apprehend
1) To arrest someone 2) To understand something
Apprehension
1) A feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen 2) The act of arresting someone
Auxiliary
1) A worker who helps more senior or permanent workers
Challenge
1) Something that needs a lot of skill, energy, & determination to deal with or achieve, esp something you have never done before & will enjoy doing 2) An action or idea that questions someone else
Compact
1) Smaller than most things of the same kind 2) Expressed clearly using few words
Compatible
1) Ideas or systems that are compatible can exist together 2) (Computer equipment/Software) Can be used together 3) Likely to have a good relationship
Concession
1) Something you give or allow to someone in order to reach an agreement 2) A right that is given to a person or group, e.g. to sell something or do a particular activity 3) A reduction in the price of something
Contemporary
1) Modern, or relating to the present time 2) Alive or existing at the same time as a particular event or person
Cordial
Friendly
Correlation
A connection or relationship between 2 or more things that is not caused by chance
Decorum
Polite behavior
Deducible
Able to be reasoned or drawn as a logical conclusion
Devise
To invent a method of doing something
Dichotomy
A difference between 2 opposite things or ideas
Distort
1) To change something such as information so that it is no longer true or accurate 2) To change the way that something looks, sounds, or behaves so that it becomes a strange or difficult to recognize
Earnest
Serious, determined, & meaning what you say
Elaborate
Very detailed & complicated
Embroil
To involve someone deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation
Endorse
1) To express support for someone or something, esp in public 2) To write your name on the back of a cheque or official document to make it legal 3) To record an offence committed by a driver
Equitable
Fair & reasonable because everyone is treated in the same way
Flippant
Treating a serious subject or situation in a way that is not serious, esp when this annoys other people
Forgo
To decide not to do or not to have something
Frenzied
Done in an extremely uncontrolled way, often by someone who is crazy
Frivolous
1) Behaving in a silly way in a situation where you should be behaving in a serious or sensible way 2) Lacking any real purpose or importance
Hazardous
Dangerous, esp to people's health or safety
Impartial
Not connected to or influenced by one particular person or group
Impeccable
Perfect in every way
Imperceptible
(Thing) is so slight or small that is very difficult to notice
Impulsive
(Someone) tends to do things without thinking about what will happen as a result
Inclusive
1) Including all costs 2) Including the specific limits that have been mentioned and everything in between 3) Deliberately aiming to involve all types of people
Incoherence
An unclear or confusing message
Informal
1) Relaxed & friendly 2) Informal talks or meetings are relaxed, do not involve many people, & do not need to produce an official result
Integral
1) Forming an essential part of something & needed to make it complete 2) Built to form part of something larger & not separate from it
Integrate
1) To make someone become a full member of a group or society & be involved completely in its activities 2) To connect or combine 2 or more things so that together they form an effective unit or system
Jaded
no longer enthusiastic or excited about things, esp because you have been disappointed by your many experiences of them
Luscious
1) Very attractive in a sexual way 2) (Food) looks, smells, & tastes especially good
Magnitude
1) Great size, importance, or effect 2) the strength of an earthquake, measured with numbers from 1 to 10 3) The brightness of a star, shown as a number
Malice
A strong feeling of wanting to hurt someone or be unkind to them
Marked
Clear & noticeable
Metamorphosis
1) A major change that makes someone or something very different 2) A major change in the physical form of an insect or other animal as it develops
Notion
Knowledge or understanding of something
Obligatory
(Something) must be done in order to obey a law or rule
Obsessive
Caused by an obsession
Obstinate
1) Not willing to be reasonable & change your plans, ideas, or behavior 2) Difficult to remove
Officious
Showing an annoying tendency to take your position or status too seriously
Paragon
Someone who is perfect or who is the best possible example of a particular quality
Pervasive
Spreading through the whole of something & becoming a very obvious feature of it
Placid
1) Rarely showing or experiencing excitement or anger 2) Peaceful & without a lot of action or movement
Pliant
1) Soft & changing shape when pressed 2) Willing to be persuaded or controlled
Preclude
(One thing to another) first thing prevents the second from happening
Predecessor
1) The person who had a job or official position from someone else 2) Something that has been replaced by another thing
Predicament
A difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of
Promote
1) To support or encourage something 2) To move someone to a job at a higher level 3) To attract people's attention to a product or event, e.g. by advertising
Qualified
1) Thoroughly trained for a particular job 2) Qualified support or agreement is not completely positive because someone has some doubts or criticisms
Relevant
Directly connected with & important to what is being discussed or considered
Revival
1) The process of becoming active, successful, or popular again 2) A new performance of something that has not been performed for a long time, e.g. a play
Sensibility
1) The ability to experience deep emotions, esp as a reaction to literature or art 2) Someone's tendency to be shocked or offended by something
Simile
A phrase that describes something by comparing it to something else using the word 'like' or 'as'
Splice
To connect the ends of 2 things, e.g. pieces of rope, so that they form one piece
Subsidiary
A company that is owned by a larger company
Subversive
Intended to destroy the power or influence of a gov or an established belief
Tact
A careful way of speaking or behaving that avoids upsetting other people
Tautological
(Statement/Sentence) repeats its meaning in an unnecessary way by using different words to say the same thing
Uninhibited
1) Not embarrassed about showing or saying how you feel 2) Behaving in an uncontrolled way
Virtue
1) A good quality or habit that a person has, esp a moral one such as honesty or loyalty 2) An advantage or a good feature that something has that makes it better than something else 3) A woman's virginity
Yield
1) To produce something useful such as information or evidence 2) To finally agree to do what someone else wants you to do 3) To allow another vehicle to go before you when you are driving