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English - SAT - vocab set

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Tangent
going off the main subject
Renown
famous
Plagiarism
a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
Nuance
a subtle shade of meaning or color; a vibe or feeling
Knotty
complex; difficult to solve
Hangar
storage area of garage for aircraft
Covert
hidden; undercover
Bilk
to cheat or defraud
Abrasive
rough; harsh; coarse
Engender
to cause, to produce, tocreate
talisman
lucky charm
remuneration
payment for work done
placid
calm; peaceful
noxious
harmful; poisonous
kindle
cause to start burning; to start a fire
hamper
hinder; obstruct
enfranchise
to give voting rights
counterfeit
fake; false
bigot
narrow minded and prejudice person
abhor
hate
tardy
after the expected or usual time; slow; late; overdue
reprehensible
shameful; very bad
plaudit
statement of strong praise
nuzzle
rub noses; snuggle; cuddle
labyrinthine
confusing like a maze
enigma
puzzle; mystery
credible
believable
blasphemy
offensive speak disrespectful to God
harbinger
indicator
abrogate
revoke formally; cancel or deny
abrasiveness
harshness; coarseness; roughness
billowing
waving, fluttering in the wind
cower
crouch or curl up; recoil in fear
enhance
increase; improve; make better
harangue
noisy attacking speak
labyrinth
a maze
plaintiff
applicate; petitioner
replete
full and complete
tangible
can be touched
tedium
boredom
repudiate
shun
plethora
extra; excess
enshroud
cover up
credulous
gulible; believes everything
blight
damage; destroy
abstain
to withdraw or refrain form
tawdry
gaudy; not valuble
reprieve
respite; rest; postponed
plausible
reasonable; believable
obfuscate
deliberately making something complex or difficult
lachrymose
tearful and sad
haughtiness
irrogant; pride
obdurate
stubborn
laceration
a wound
hasten
hurry; rush
ensconce
firmly establish; set in its position
creditable
worthy of praise
blatant
obvious
absolution
forgiveness or pardon
hedonist
pleasure seeker or epicure
tenuous
flimsy; not solid
tentative
not certain
resonant
echoing; left over
resolution
determination; goal
podium
a raised platform, like a stage
plummet
fall suddenly and steeply
oblivious
totally unaware
obliterate
to destroy; demolish
lampoon
ridicule; make fun of
lamentation
sorrow; regret; mouring; grief
heed
listen to
epicure
a hedonist that appreciates good food and drink
ephemeral
short lived; not long lasting
curtail
cut short; ending quickly
cryptic
puzzling; enigmatic
bombast
irrogant; proud language; yelling at
bolster
to support or prop up
acquiesce
to agree or give into; consent
accolade
tribute; praise; award
abstruse
difficult to understand; obscure