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Official SAT Study Guide Test 1 Words

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candid
adj. truthful
credence
n. belief
decorous
adj. good and correct (used of behavior)
despotic
adj. acting like a tyrant
diaphanous
adj. very thin and transparent
dowager
n. an elderly woman of elevate social status
egalitarian
adj. equal; believer in equality
elliptical
adj. shaped like an ellipse; indirect
imponderable
adj. cannot be understood
indecorous
adj. not well-behaved; lacking in dignity
indigence
n. extreme poverty
inherent
adj. inbuilt; genetic
jingoism
n. using words to stir up exaggerated patriotism
judicious
adj. fair and equal
lament
v. to express regret over something
mendicancy
n. begging
nascent
adj. just begun; in an early stage of development
obtrusive
adj. easily seen
orthographical
adj. concerned with writing and spelling
ossified
adj. become fixed and rigid
perfidy
n. treachery; betrayal
profligacy
n. wasteful and immoral behavior
purveyor
n. one who sells something or causes something to spread
stringent
adj. strict
supercilious
adj. arrogant
venerable
adj. worthy of respect
viable
adj. workable; able to live or grow
visceral
adj. concerned with the 'guts'; physical rather than mental
deliberate
adj. characterized by careful thought
bombastic
adj. high-sounding, inflated, pretentious