50 terms

SAT Vocab List #8

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abide
to remain in one place; to put up with or tolerate
annex
to append or attach; to add on
apostle
one who pioneers an important reform movement
arcane
known or understood only by a few
avaricious
greedy
beacon
a beam of light or signal that guides
caustic
capable of causing a reaction; corrosive and bitingly trenchant; sarcastic
circumvent
to surround or trap; to go around or bypass
coagulate
to cause to become thick liquid
cobbler
a person who makes or mends shoes
convoluted
rolled or coiled in an overlapping manner
defunct
no longer existing
deleterious
harmful
demagogue
a leader who obtains power by appealing to people's emotions
demure
modest and reserved in manner
didactic
tending to instruct or teach
diligent
having perseverance and hard work
disembarrass
to free from something bothersome
disparage
to speak in a slighting or belittling way
dispatch
to send out; an official written message
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness of, especially by providing a partial excuse
flout
to show scorn; to look down upon
foolhardy
unwisely bold
frenetic
wildly excited or active
hub
central part
incidental
occurring as an unpredictable or minor accompaniment
melancholy
sadness or depression of the spirit
mirth
gladness
monarch
one who rules alone for life
nascent
coming into existence; emerging
nondescript
lacking special or distinct qualities
pervasive
tending to spread throughout
portend
to serve as a warning or omen; to make a prediction
precocious
maturing or developing early
predominant
having great importance or power
profound
coming from a great depth; deep
rant
to speak in violent or loud manner
repudiate
to reject the validity or authority of
revel
to take great pleasure in
reverence
act of showing respect; veneration
ruffled
wrinkled; shaken up and confused
scotch
to put an abrupt end to; to injure as to render harmless
talisman
an object of magical powers
tangential
of tangent; only slightly related
tedium
the state of boredom
transcend
to pass beyond the limits of; to rise above or beyond; to exceed
undifferentiated
rolled into one; same for everyone
veer
to turn aside from
vestige
a trace or evidence of existence
wile
cleverness