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212 terms

LSAT words

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derision
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
incipient
beginning to exist
parity
equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
emigration
migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
appeal
to make an earnest request; to ask
leery
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
rejoinder
a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
spate
(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
impunity
exemption from punishment or loss
adjudicate
bring to an end
circumspect
heedful of potential consequences
downwind
towards the side away from the wind
impugn
attack as false or wrong
shortfall
the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
prudence
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; wisdom
exhort
urge on or encourage especially by shouts
beholder
a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
unwarranted
incapable of being justified or explained
bandied
exchanged
partisan
devoted to a cause or party
yield to
to agree to do something that you don't want to do
impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
imperturbable
not easily excited; emotionally steady
prevaricate
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
circumvent
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
posterity
all future generations
upshot
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition
whence
from where
hitherto
up to this time; until now
wherefore
for what purpose or reason, why
preclude
keep from happening or arising
arrogate
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
stultify
deprive of strength or efficiency
assoil
to absolve; to acquit
parochial
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
preternatural
existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
stentorian
extremely loud
peddler
A person who goes from door to door on foot trying to sell a product
scion
a descendant or heir
berth
a bed on a ship or train
supersede
replace
mete out
administer or bestow, as in small portions
bemuse
cause to be confused emotionally
sojourner
a temporary resident
proscribe
prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
belie
represent falsely
forbearing
showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity
imputes
a driving force anything that causes action
self-deprecating
belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest
anglers
people who fish
hedge
minimize loss or risk
self-serving
having concern for one's own welfare and interests before those of others
inversely
two values change in opposite directions
inconsequential
lacking worth or importance
bereft
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
imprimatur
formal and explicit approval
finial
an ornament at the top of a spire or gable
stymied
prevent progress
denigrate
to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of
stopgap
a temporary solution
deterrence
punishment used to discourage crime
profusion
the property of being extremely abundant
apparatchik
a member of a communist group
bread-and-butter
n. a basic means of support; source of livelihood; sustenance
scuppered
Wait in hiding to attack
bevy
a large group
deference
courteous regard for people's feelings
inexorable
not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
brood
the young of an animal cared for at one time
unpotable
nondrinkable, unsanitary
drudgery
hard monotonous routine work
insurgent
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
unequivocal
clearly defined or formulated
plod
to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
credence
the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
precepts
rule of personal conduct
bemuse
cause to be confused emotionally
gruff
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
safeguard
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
surmise
infer from incomplete evidence
tacit
unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
dither
an excited state of agitation
empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
formative
susceptible to alteration by development and experience
prow
front part of a vessel or aircraft
abet
assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
purvey
to supply
morass
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
concomitant
an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
contentious
involving or likely to cause controversy
qualified
restricted in meaning
probative
In evidence law, tending to prove something
sleight
adroitness in using the hands
putative
thought-to-be
trenchant
clearly or sharply defined to the mind
admonition
cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger)
panoply
a complete and impressive array
cavit
cavity
ayatollah
a religious leader among Shiite Muslims
consilience
concurrence; coincidence
cuckolded
a man married to an unfaithful wife
perfunctory
hasty and without attention to detail
interminable
tiresomely long
fulminate
criticize severely
transduce
Convert or change over
beknighted
ignorant
inelectable
inescapable
crag
a steep rugged rock or cliff
abjure
to reject; abandon formally
apposite
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
appropriate
give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
argot
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
asperity
harshness of manner
beatify
declare (a dead person) to be blessed
bedizen
dress up garishly and tastelessly
blandishment
the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
captious
tending to find and call attention to faults
continence
the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
contrite
feeling regret for a fault or offence
contumacious
wilfully obstinate
cozen
cheat or trick
denouement
the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
desuetude
a state of inactivity or disuse
desultory
marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose
diffidence
lack of self-confidence
distend
swell from or as if from internal pressure
distrait
having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
doggerel
a comic verse of irregular measure
dross
worthless material that should be removed
effrontery
audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
Elysian
of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine inspiration
endemic
native to or confined to a certain region
execrable
deserving a curse
exigency
a pressing or urgent situation
expiate
make amends for
extirpate
surgically remove (an organ)
fallow
left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season
fatuous
complacently or inanely foolish
fetter
a shackle for the ankles or feet
fiat
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
foment
bathe with warm water or medicated lotions
flout
treat with contemptuous disregard
forbearance
a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges
froward
habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
gainsay
take exception to
gauche
lacking social polish
gerrymander
an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)
glib
artfully persuasive in speech
goad
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
grouse
complain
halcyon
idyllically calm and peaceful
hirsute
having or covered with hair
imprecation
the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
impute
attribute or credit to
interluctable
incapable of being evaded; inescapeable
interdict
command against
interregnum
the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
intransgience
uncompromising refusing to give up a high position
inveigh
speak against in an impassioned manner
inveigle
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
inveterate
firmly established, long-standing; habitual
junta
a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
lassitude
a feeling of lack of interest or energy
levee
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
mendicant
practicing beggary
meretricious
tastelessly showy
lucre
the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
militate
have force or influence
minatory
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
nexus
a connected series or group
nonplussed
filled with bewilderment
nugatory
of no real value
obsequy
a funeral rite or ceremony
obviate
prevent the occurrence of
opprobrium
a state of extreme dishonor
panegyric
a formal expression of praise
peregrination
travel (especially by foot)
peremptory
putting an end to all debate or action
perfidious
tending to betray
perfunctory
hasty and without attention to detail
piquant
attracting or delighting
plumb
the metal bob of a plumb line, examine thoroughly and in great depth
plutocracy
a political system governed by the wealthy people
precipitate
bring about abruptly
probity
complete and confirmed integrity
propitiate
make peace with
provident
providing carefully for the future
puissant
powerful
pusillanimous
lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution
raconteur
a person skilled in telling anecdotes
remonstrate
argue in protest or opposition
renege
fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
reprobate
a person without moral scruples
rococo
fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
sedition
an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
sedulous
marked by care and persistent effort
sinecure
an office that involves minimal duties, an office that involves minimal duties
sodden
wet through and through
stanch
stop the flow of a liquid
stolid
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
succor
assistance in time of difficulty
suppliant
humbly entreating
subsume
consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
supplicant
one praying humbly for something
travail
use of physical or mental energy
tutelary
providing protective supervision
vaunt
extravagant self-praise
venal
capable of being corrupted
vitiate
take away the legal force of or render ineffective
vituperative
marked by harshly abusive criticism
welter
a confused multitude of things