50 terms

SAT Vocab 4B

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Admonish
warn strongly
Adorn
be beautiful to look at
Adroit
skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
Adulation
servile flattery
Adumbrate
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
Adverse
in an opposing direction
Advocate
push for something
Aerial
in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air
Aesthetic
concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
Affable
diffusing warmth and friendliness
Affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
Affluent
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
Affront
a deliberately offensive act
Aggrandize
add details to
Behemoth
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
Benevolent
generous in providing aid to others
Benign
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
Bequeath
leave or give by will after one's death
Berate
censure severely or angrily
Bereft
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
Beseech
ask for or request earnestly
Bias
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Circumspect
heedful of potential consequences
Circumvent
beat through cleverness and wit
Clairvoyant
foreseeing the future
Clamor
loud and persistent outcry from many people
Clandestine
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
Deface
mar or spoil the appearance of
Defamatory
(used of statements) harmful and often untrue
Defer
submit or yield to another's wish or opinion
Deferential
showing deference
Defile
spot, stain, or pollute
Deft
skillful in physical movements
Defunct
having ceased to exist or live
Delegate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Deleterious
harmful to living things
Deliberate
with care and dignity
Delineate
describe in vivid detail
Elaborate
developed or executed with care and in minute detail
Elated
exultantly proud and joyful
Elegy
a mournful poem
Elicit
derive by reason
Eloquent
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
Elucidate
make clear and (more) comprehensible
Elude
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Emaciated
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Embellish
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
Fatuous
complacently or inanely foolish
Fecund
capable of producing offspring or vegetation
Felicitous
exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style