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SAT Vocab.- Communication(1), Decisions(2), Pride (3), Difficult situations (4), Negative Characteristics (5)

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COMMUNICATION
(1)
clarity
(n) clearness in thought or expression
cogent
(adj) convincing; reasonable
coherent
(adjt) logically connected
cohesive
(adj) condition of sticking together
didactic
(adj) intented to instruct
discourse
(n) communication through words or conversation
eloquence
(n) the ability to speak fluently or persuasively
fluid
(adj) easily flowing
lucid
(adj) easily understood; clear
pundit
(n) an authority who expresses his/her opinions
rhetoric
(n) the art of using language effectively and persuasively
assertion
(n) a declaration or statement
DECISIONS
(2)
arbiter
(n) a judge who decides a disputed issue
exculpate
(v) to free from guild or blame
impartial
(adj) unbiased
incontrovertible
(adj) indisputable; can't be questioned
integrity
(n) trustworthiness; wholeness
jurisprudence
(n) the philosophy or science of law
objectivity
(n) treating facts with an unbiased manner
penitent
(adj) feeling bad for one's wrongdoings
substantiated
(adj) supported with proof; verified
vindicated
(adj) freed from blame
PRIDE
(3)
contemptuous
(adj) feeling hatred; scornful
despotic
(adj) tyrannical
dictatorial
(adj) oppressively overbreaing
disdain
(n) contempt; scorn (v) to treat with contempt
haughty
(adj) arrogant; vainly proud
imperious
(adj) arrogantly overbearing
patronizing
(adj) treating in a condescending manner
Difficult situations
4
convoluted
(adj) intricate; complex
cryptic
(adj) difficult to comprehend
futile
(adj) pointless
impede
(v) to slow the progress of
obscure
(adj) relatively unknown (v) to conceal
quandary
(n) a state of perplexity or uncertainty
Negative Characteristics
5
dilatory
(adj) habitually late (procrastinative)
indolent
(adj) lazy
insipid
(adj) boring
listless
(adj) lacking energy
torpor
(n) laziness; dullness