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SATLoyaFinalExam

sat loya final exam 2011 english courses
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abandon
to leave
abate
to decrease; to reduce
abet
to aid; to act as an accomplice
abjure
to abandon
abnegate
to give up; to deny to oneself
abortive
an ending
abrogate
to violate a rule or end intentionally
abscond
to leave quickly in secret
abstemious
done with little effort or input
accede
to agree to
acclivity
an incline or upward slope
accretion
a growth in size, an increase in amount
acme
the highest level or degree attainable
actuate
to activate
acuity
sharp vision or perception
acumen
sharpness of insight, mind, and understanding; shrewd judgment
adamant
very stubborn
adept
extremely skilled
adjudicate
to judge
adjure
to ask for
admonish
to caution or warn
adroit
skillful
adulation
excessive flattery or admiration
adumbrate
to foreshadow
aerie
a high up, secluded dwelling
affected
phony or artificial(can also mean changed but not here)
aggregate
a collective mass, the sum total
algorithm
an procedure for solving a problem or equation
alimentary
pertaining to food, nutrition, or digestion
allay
to reduce
amity
friendship, goodwill
amorphous
having no definite form
animus
a feeling of animosity or anger
anodyne
a source of comfort; a medicine that relieves pain
anomaly
an unusual event
anthropomorphic
seemingly human
antiquated
too old to be fashionable or useful
aphorism
a saying about wisdom
aplomb
self-confidence
apostate
one who hates a certain religion and says so publicly
apposite
well-suited
apprise
to inform
to appropriate
means to give
arable
able to grow (like in plants or soil)
arcane
rare or hidden
archipelago
a large group of islands
in arrears
overdue debts or bills
to arrogate
to claim for oneself without right
askance
to speak about with disapproval
assent
to agree
atavistic
characteristic of a former era, ancient
autocrat
a dictator
aver
to declare to be true; to affirm
avuncular
to act like a kind, loving uncle
awry
messed up
balk
to stop early
ballast
a structure on a boat that helps it float
beatific
related to extreme happiness
becalm
to stop the progress of OR to calm
becloud
to hide
bedraggled
soiled or screwed up
beget
to produce
behemoth
something of monstrous size or power; huge creature
beneficent
pertaining to an act of kindness
berate
to scold harshly
bilious
ill-tempered, sickly, ailing
blasphemous
cursing, profane; extremely irreverent
blatant
completely obvious
blithely
very happily
bombastic
harsh sounding
bovine
relating to cows
braggart
a person who brags
broach
to mention or suggest
bucolic
relating to shepherds or happiness
burnish
to polish
bursar
a treasurer of funds
cache
a hiding place; a stockpile
cacophony
a jarring, unpleasant noise
calumny
an insult or lie intended to harm someone
cantankerous
very stubborn and grumpy
captious
petty criticism
cataclysmic
severely destructive
catalyst
somethin that causes a powerful change
caucus
a meeting
caustic
biting, sarcastic
cede
to give up something
celerity
speed, haste
censorious
relating to blame and condemnation
certitude
being certain
cessation
a stoppage, a stop
chary
watchful, cautious or extremely shy
chimerical
imaginary and usually impossible
circuitous
a non-direct path
circumvent
to go around; avoid
cloying
too nice
coagulate
to clot or thicken
cogent
fitting logically together
colloquial
informal speech of a region
commute
to change a harsh penalty to a lighter one
complacent
self-satisfied (usually in a bad way)
compliant
submissive, yielding
concomitant
existing concurrently
concord
agreement
condole
to grieve; to express sympathy
conflagration
big, destructive fire
confluence
the act of two things flowing together; the junction or meeting place where two things meet
consanguineous
having the same lineage or ancestry; related by blood
consternation
an intense state of fear or dismay
constituent
component, part; citizen, voter
constraint
something that restricts or confines within prescribed bounds
contemptuous
quarrelsome, disagreeable, belligerent
contiguous
sharing a boundary; neighboring
continence
self-control, self-restraint
convalesce
to recover gradually from an illness
convergence
the state of separate elements joining or coming together
coquette
a flirtatious woman
coterie
an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose
countervail
to act or react with equal force
covert
secretive, not openly shown
cull
to select, weed out