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SAT Vocabulary 1

Week 1 vocabulary
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Abstemious
sparing or moderate, especially in eating and drinking
capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
Deference
courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
Enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Frugality
a tendency to be thrifty or cheap
Guile
cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery
Haughtiness
having or showing too much pride in oneself and scorn for others
Illusory
adj. Unreal or imagined; deceiving
Laud
praise, glorify, or honor
Mitigate
make less severe or harsh
Opulence
n. extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance
Placate
to appease, soothe, pacify
Quandary
state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
Repudiate
disown; disavow; deny
Sycophant
servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic