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ACT Words--Set #1

The official College Board SAT/ACT words.
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adulation
extreme praise; intense adoration
adversity
hardship; difficulty; misfortune
camaraderie
a spirit of loyalty, mutual trust, and good will between or among friends
circuitous
indirect, roundabout
condescending
patronizing; having an attitude of superiority over another
deleterious
harmful; damaging
divergent
moving apart; going in different directions; different from each other
exemplary
outstanding
fortuitous
lucky
frugal
thrifty
haughty
arrogant, condescending
inevitable
unavoidable, certain
jubilation
joy, exultation
longevity
long life
mundane
ordinary, common
novice
beginner
pretentious
pompous, self-important
prosperity
wealth, success
prudent
wise, careful, cautious
querulous
irritable
reclusive
withdrawn, hermit-like
reconciliation
agreement after a quarrel
to scrutinize
to observe carefully
tactful
diplomatic, polite; able to say appropriate things in awkward situations
wary
watchful, alert