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140 terms

1500 SAT Words

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overt
open and observable
inveigh
to attack verbally
nettle
to irritate
relegate
to assign to an inferior position
supine
lying on ones back
raze
to destroy
incisive
acute
stentorian
loud
sinecure
soft job
voracious
desiring or consuming great quantities
eminent
of high reputation, outstanding
replete
completely filled or supplied with
prognosticate
to predict or foretell a future event
matron
an older married woman
annals
historical records
tinge
a trace, smattering, or slight degree
interminable
unending
laconic
expressing much in few words
accost
to approach and speak to
reticent
silent
furtive
secret, stealthy
irate
angry, incensed
pretext
an excuse
adroit
skillful
gesticulate
move the arms energetically
cajole
coax
nuance
slight variation in meaning, tone, etc
reprimand
to show sharp disapproval
caustic
take by force
wrest
to take by force
jostle
to shove hard
incipient
just beginning to exist
repudiate
to reject, decline
cessation
a stopping
mundane
worldly
incongruous
inappropriate, doesn't fit
alacrity
briskness, lively action
pugnacious
quarrelsome
promulgate
to make known officially
brash
impudent
castigate
to correct by punishing
sordid
dirty, base
solace
easing of grief
dregs
most worthless part
scurrilous
coarse
inane
foolish
clandestine
secret, undercover
flagrant
outrageous, glaringly bad
admonish
to war, to reprove
duress
compulsion, force
inexorable
inflexible, unrelenting
egregious
remarkably bad
acrimonious
bitter
paucity
scarcity
pernicious
harmful, causing injury
construe
to draw forth
impunity
freedom from punishment
consternation
dismay
precocious
reaching maturity early
perfunctory
done without care, superficial
chagrin
feeling of disappointment, humiliation
perverse
contrary, persisting in error
disparage
to discredit, belittle
laudable
praiseworthy
masticate
to chew up
eschew
avoid
voluble
talkative
obsolescence
process of wearing out
dubious
doubtful
paroxysm
a fit, sudden outburst
reprehensible
worthy of blame
monolithic
massively solid
arbitrary
based on a whim, dictatorial
indigent
poor, needy
stymie
to hinder, impede
flout
show contempt, scoff
forthwith
immediately
emaciated
abnormally then, wasted away
privation
lack of necessities
respite
an interval of relief, delay
fretful
worrisome, irritable
impresario
one who presents cultural series, organizer
extortion
getting money by threats
virulent
full of hate, harmful
astute
keen, shrewd
ineffectual
not effective
nefarious
villainous, vicious
vexatious
annoying
malady
disease
peruse
to read carefully
desist
cease
pertinent
to the point
doleful
sad, melancholy
wan
sickly pale
histrionics
display of emotions
symptomatic
having to do with signs or symptoms, indicative
inert
without power to move
salient
oustanding, prominent
poignant
moving, painful to the feelings
inundate
to flood
sanguine
optimistic
phlegmatic
calm, hard to rouse to action
corroborate
confirm, support
domicile
home
rash
too hasty, reckless
obviate
do away with, eliminate
lurid
sensational
quip
joke
diatribe
bitter criticism
inhibition
restraint
fortuitous
accidental
ilk
kind, sort
remuneration
reward, pay
nominal
slight
anathema
something greatly detested
timorous
fearful
jaunty
sprightly, gay
ostentatious
showy
importune
ask urgently
incontrovertible
undeniable
surreptitious
stealthy, accomplished by secret
propitious
favorable
surmise
guess
inchoate
in an early stage
inveigh
attack verbally
nettle
irritate
overt
open
relegate
to demote
supine
lying on one's back
raze
to destroy
incisive
acute
stentorian
loud
sinecure
soft job
complicity
partnership in wrongdoing
abrogate
abolish
preclude
prevent
extrinsic
foreign, coming from outside
fetter
to hamper
paragon
model of excellence
asperity
harshness of temper