81 terms

SAT vocab Wk12 Full Set

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reproach
expression of disapproval
reprobate
one who is corrupt; scoundrel
repulse
to force back; reject; repel
requisite
necessary; essential; unavoidable
requite
to pay back; reciprocate
rescind
to remove; cancel; annul; revoke
resilience
the ability to rebound from adversity; elasticity
resolute
unwavering; determined
resonance
enrichment; reinforcement; harmony
respite
postponement; reprieve; delay
resplendent
shining brilliantly
restitution
repayment; restoration
restive
ill at ease; fidgety
retract
to pull back, either physically or verbally; withdraw
retrospective
looking back; remembering
reverent
holding in the highest respect
revoke
cancel; repeal; annul
ribald
coarse; offensive; indecent
rife
filled; overflowing
rigorous
requiring exertion; strict; exacting
robust
exhibiting great strength, energy, or stamina
ruffian
a course, brutish man; troublemaker; bully
ruminate
to chew on; to think about over and over
ruse
trick; deception
rustic
related to rural areas; rough; not polished or modern
sacrilege
an act of violating or desecrating something holy
sacroscant
having a high degree of holiness; most sacred
sagacity
a piercing ability to comprehend
salacious
lustful; obscene
salient
prominent; noticeable
salutation
a word or gesture of tribute; greeting
sanctimonious
insincerely pious or religious
sapient
possessing wisdom; sagacious
sarcophagus
stone coffin, often carved
satiate
to fill or satisfy
saturnine
morose; sullen; melancholy
savant
person with a deep knowledge in a specific field
scabbard
a leather or metal sheath for safely carrying a blade
scurrilous
marked by base language; coarse; obscene
sedate
calm; relaxed; peaceful
sedentary
remaining in one place; stationary; seated
sedulous
industrious; diligent
seminal
leading to subsequent results; original
sensous
having to do with the senses
sentinel
one who keeps watch; guard
sequence
an arrangement of elements; progression
sequester
to remove or separate for a purpose; segregate
serendipity
happy coincidence; unexpected result
serene
calm; quiet; soothingly peaceful
serrated
marked by peaks and ridges; saw-toothed
severance
separation; disconnection
sinister
evil; wicked
sinuous
bending in and out; wavy; serpentine
skiff
a small, light boat
sluggard
one who lacks motivation; lazy person
sodden
soaked with a liquid, especially alcohol
solace
relief from grief; consolation
solicitous
anxiously attentive; apprehensive
soluble
capable of being dissolved; also, solvable
solvent
able to pay one's debts; also, something that can cause another substance to dissolve
somnolent
tending to cause drowsiness; sleepy
sophistry
ideas that seem rational and true, but are not
sophomoric
unaware of limitations; inexperienced
soporific
in a stupor; drowsy
sordid
filthy; foul; corrupt; vile
splenetic
bad-tempered; spiteful; irritable
spontaneous
acting without plan or forethought; sudden
spurn
to speak out against in harsh terms; reject; scorn
squalid
filthy; shabby; unwholesome; sordid
stagnate
to remain motionless; fail to progress
staid
serious; grave; unenthusiastic
stanch
to stop the flow of something
stigma
mark of shame; the result of a disgrateful trait or action
stipend
small salary or allowance paid for services
stolid
not easily aroused; unexcitable
strident
harsh-sounding; loudly overbearing
stringent
strict; rigid; severe
stupefy
to stun; to put into a trance or daze
submissive
tame; obedient; willing to yield
subpoena
an official order to attend a hearing
substantiate
to provide proof of an assertion; confirm