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Official SAT Study Guide Test 3 Words

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abashed
adj. ashamed or sorry
antipodes
n. places on opposite sides of the globe
arduous
adj. hard and difficult
auspicious
adj. fortunate; indicative of a successful outcome
avuncular
adj. acting like an uncle; kindly
axiom
n. something that is taken to be true; basic idea that can't be questioned
bellicose
adj. aggressive
bifurcation
n. division into two
cacophonous
adj. very noisy; unpleasant sounding
cantankerous
adj. irritable and difficult to please
chided
adj. scolded
comely
adj. attractive
convivial
adj. sociable and friendly
deferential
adj. showing respect
deterrent
adj. something that puts one off; a preventive
fathom
v. to work out; understand
fervent
adj. passionate
filial
adj. concerned with the relationship between child and parent
foreboding
n. sense of doom
funerary
adj. concerned with funerals
galvanized
adj. stirred into action; stimulated
haughty
adj. arrogant
impetuous
adj. impulsive
mellifluous
adj. pleasant-sounding
ousted
adj. pushed out of a position
perusal
n. careful reading
presumptuous
adj. assuming too much; arrogant
reticent
adj. shy; unwilling to reveal information
reverential
adj. showing respect
sanctimonious
adj. hypocritically holy; making a pretense of religious feeling
tacit
adj. unspoken; understood even though not expressed in words
nonchalant
adj. assuming an appearance of not caring; indifferent