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9th Grade SAT Vocab Lessons 1-7

9th Grade SAT Vocab Lessons 1-7
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ambiguous
having more than one meaning, unclear or uncertain
amulet
a charm or ornament worn to protect against evil
baleful
destructive; deadly
boisterous
rowdy, rough and stormy
calamity
a serious event causing distress and misfortune
ebullient
overflowing with excitement
engrossed
completely occupied or absorbed
enmity
absolute hatred
entreaty
a plea, an earnest request
feint
a false appearance
obsequious
overly attentive
penury
extreme poverty
perjury
false testimony under oath
posterity
future generations, all descendants of a person
prostration
a stretching out due to lacking vitality
rancor
bitter deep-seated ill will enmity
supple
easily bent, elastic, pliable
vexation
discomfort or distress
virtuous
having excellent morals, righteous
wanton
immoral
acuity
sharpness of perception
ascend
to move upward, to rise from a lower station
augment
to make greater or to supplement
disparage
to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
dissemble
to disguise, to pretend
inauspicious
unfavorable
inundate
to flood, to overflow
lament
to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
prate
to talk idly or foolishly at great length
quench
to extinguish; to put out; to relieve with liquid
antipathy
a dislike, distaste, or enmity
blunderbuss
a clumsy and person
compatriot
a fellow countryman
conflagration
a large fire
edifice
a very large building
juncture
a point of joining
magnate
a person of power and influence
malady
a disease or unwholesome condition
potentate
a monarch, very powerful ruler, sovereign
stealthy
acting in a secret and sneaky way
corroboration
confirmation
deference
courteous, going along with the opinion of another
desolate
deserted, without inhabitants
despondency
depression, dejection
expeditious
done with speed and efficiency
ingenuity
cleverness
morose
being sullen or gloomy
obscure
difficult to see, vague
serene
calm placid
supplication
begging, humbly asking for a favor
ardent
expressing strong feelings, impassioned
auspicious
favorable
docile
easily managed, obedient
evanescent
fleeting impermanent
execrable
extremely bad, deserving of hate
florid
flowery, flushed with color
levity
excessive frivolity
precocious
exceptionally early in development or occurrence
sublime
exalted, noble, uplifted
trepidation
fear, trembling, agitation
affable
friendly, courteous, amiable
demented
insane
implacable
incapable of being appeased
incorrigible
incapable of being reformed or improved
infallible
incapable of error
infamous
having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad
irresolute
indecisive, unsure of how to proceed
magnanimity
having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit
peevish
fretful, obstinate
vehement
forcefully expressing emotion or conviction
blasphemous
irreverent, profane
disdain
intense dislike; to treat with scorn and contempt, to reject as unworthy
insolence
insulting or contemptuous behavior
modicum
limited quality
plaintive
mournful and expressing sorrow
prattle
meaningless sounds, babble
provincial
lacking sophistication, narrow minded
slothful
lazy, indolent
slovenly
messy, untidy, careless
unfathomable
incapable of being understood