Cario SAT 2013-2014 Final exam

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COPIOUS
abundant; plentiful
TENACIOUS
tough; stubborn
SURREPTITIOUS
acting in secret; sly manner
VORACIOUS
eager to consume great amounts of food
OFFICIOUS
interfering; offering unwanted advice
SCRUPULOUS
careful of small details, honest
PIOUS
devout or virtuous; holy
GREGARIOUS
sociable
ONEROUS
troublesome or burdensome
SPURIOUS
not genuine; false
ATTRITION
a gradual reduction or weakening
EDIFICATION
enlighten; instruct
ABLUTION
a cleansing with water
ELOCUTION
the art of public speaking
WRITHE
to twist or bending in pain
PEDESTRIAN
ordinary; moving on feet
CARRION
dead and rotting flesh
PINION
to bind the wings; to confine
AMBIVALENCE
indecision
KISMET
fate
TERSE
to the point; concise
COERCE
to force someone by threatening
DIVERSE
different; varied
ABATE
to reduce
ABIDE
to remain; continue; stay; endure
GAMBIT
to take a risk for some advantage
JAUNT
a short pleasure trip
FRANK
marked by free and sincere expression
LITHE
bending easily and gracefully
AESTHETIC
having to do with artistic beauty
DEPLOY
to arrange strategically
CAVALIER
carefree and nonchalant
EGG
to encourage or incite to action
METE
to distribute by measure; to allot
NULLIFY
to make useless; cancel
EMBROIL
to involve in argument or hostile action
WAFFLE
to speak or write evasively
ASCRIBE
to attribute to a specific cause
ENHANCE
to improve; to intensify
IMPAIR
to diminish, as in strength
GULLIBLE
easily cheated or fooled
MAWKISH
excessively sentimental
RAFFISH
cheaply vulgar in appearance; disreputable
CONTINUUM
a continuous whole
TRAVAIL
strenuous labor or effort
INTREPID
fearless; bold
LANGUID
lacking energy; weak
EXODUS
a mass departure
INFLUX
a mass arrival or incoming
ABASH
to make ashamed or uneasy
INCESSANT
nonstop
LATENT
laying hidden; potential
ELOQUENT
extremely expressive in speech
DIFFIDENT
lacking self-confidence; timid
MALCONTENT
dissatisfied; unhappy person
EMINENT
standing out, renowned
WINCE
to flinch; to shrink back
PRUDENT
cautious; good judgment
AUGMENT
to make or become greater
EBULLIENCE
enthusiastic
RHETORIC
over elaborate language or speech
DOGMATIC
an arrogant assertion of opinions
PHILIPPIC
insulting language; a tirade
PANDEMIC
widespread; general
IDYLLIC
something naturally peaceful
CRYPTIC
having a hidden meaning
CHOLERIC
hot-tempered; quick to anger
PECCADILLO
a minor offense
EMPHATIC
forcibly expressive
LOGISTICS
managing the details of an operation
CIRCUMSPECT
cautious
ABSTRACT
difficult to understand
DEFUNCT
dead or inactive
SUCCINCT
brief and to the point
PALPABLE
capable of being touched or felt
ACCOUNTABLE
responsible
OSTENSIBLE
offered as genuine or real
PLIABLE
receptive to change; easily bent
ADROIT
skillful; deft
BAUBLE
a small, inexpensive trinket
SKULLDUGGERY
trickery
ANCILLARY
providing assistance
SEDENTARY
characterized by sitting; little exercise
CURSORY
rapid and superficial
PREDATORY
victimizing or destroying others
SYMMETRY
exact form of sides of a line
TAWDRY
gaudy and cheap in appearance
AMBULATORY
capable of walking
IDOLATRY
excessive devotion to something
PECUNIARY
consisting of or relating to money
PANORAMA
unbroken view of a wide area
SAGA
long story
PLETHORA
superabundance
GRADIENT
a rate of inclination; a slope
ADHERENT
a follower of a leader; supporter
VENT
outlet; to release
PRESENTIMENT
premonition; a sense that something is going to occur
ARMAMENT
military supplies and weapons
CORPULENT
fat; obese
CIRCUMVENT
to surround; enclose
ATONE
to make amends
DEVOID
entirely without
REPLETE
full to the utmost; gorged
MAMMOTH
huge; gigantic
BALEFUL
threatening; hurtful
DIMINUTION
the act or process of diminishing
ETHEREAL
very light, airy; heavenly
PURBLIND
having poor vision; nearly blind
LACKADAISICAL
showing lack of interest
BLAND
lacking flavor or zest; dull
CASCADE
a waterfall
PALISADE
fortification in the ground; extended cliff
FUSILLADE
a rapid outburst or barrage
PARABLE
a simple story illustrating a lesson
PARADIGM
a pattern that serves as a model
PATRIARCH
the leader of a family
MALADROIT
clumsy; inept
MALAISE
bodily discomfort; beginning of an illness
MALICE
intention to harm others
MALODOR
a bad odor
PARAGON
a model of excellence
STRIFE
bitter conflict; fight
APPEASE
to soothe; to pacify
LAMPOON
light, good humored satire
BOON
a timely benefit; a blessing
POLTROON
a coward
BRAZEN
bold, shameless
CONUNDRUM
a dilemma
COVERT
secret; hidden; concealed
BOOTLEG
to smuggle
DIATRIBE
a bitter verbal attack
OFFAL
waste parts; rubbish
PARLEY
a conference, especially between enemies
FRAY
fight or scuffle; brawl
LAMBASTE
to assault violently
CATACLYSM
a violent upheaval
ESCAPADE
an adventurous unconventional act
ESCHEW
to avoid or shun
RANSACK
to search thoroughly; pillage
CAMARADERIE
comradeship; friendship
ICONOCLAST
one who attacks popular ideas
SAGE
a person of wisdom
NEMESIS
an opponent that cannot be beaten
DOLT
a stupid person
CLONE
an exact duplicate
CARNIVORE
a flesh-eating animal
DESPOT
an absolute ruler
COURIER
a messenger
SPECTER
a ghost
MOGUL
a very rich and powerful person
BOVINE
relating to or resembling a cow
SUPINE
laying on back facing upward
ASININE
silly; stupid
MARITIME
near the sea
SUBLIME
impressive; inspiring awe; majestic
SERENE
clear; calm; tranquil
FOREBODE
to predict or foretell
BOMBASTIC
high sounding
WINNOW
to get rid of undesirable parts
SPAWN
to produce
PRODIGIOUS
enormous in size, quantity, degree; marvelous, amazing
BOOR
a rude person; someone that is unrefined
PANACHE
dashing elegance of manner or style
FORBEARANCE
Patience
AGOG
highly excited by eagerness
FORTHRIGHT
frank; going straight to the point
PROFOUND
intellectually deep or penetrating; reaching to, rising from, or effecting the depth's of one's nature
FIASCO
a complete or humiliating failure
DOLEFUL
sorrowful; melancholy
OPAQUE
Impervious to light; dull; hard to understand
ANNALS
descriptive record; history
TOME
a large book
CATARACT
a large waterfall; a flood; an eye abnormality
BOOTY
loot; the spoils of war; goods or property seized by force; a valuable prize
ANIMATED
having life; alive; filled with activity, vigor, or spirit
JETSAM
cargo or equipment thrown overboard to lighten an imperiled vessel; discarded odds and ends
PORTAL
an entrance, door or gate
THRONG
a large group of people gathered closely together
BARRAGE
a curtain of artillery fire; any overwhelming attack, as of words or blows
ELITE
the best or most skilled members of a group
FETTER
to restrain; to hamper; a shackle
TORPID
dormant; inactive; lethargic
TORRID
intensely hot; burning; passionate; rapid
PINGUID
Fat
DISHEVEL
to make untidy; to disarrange the hair or clothing of
NETTLE
to irritate; vex
MOTTLE
to mark with spots or blotches of different shades or colors
PRATTLE
to babble; to talk meaninglessly
BALK
to stop short and refuse to proceed
CURB
to control or check
ASSAIL
to attack violently
QUAIL
to shrink with fear; to cower; to lose heart and courage
DWELL
to remain for a time; to reside; to focus attention on; to speak or write about at length
QUELL
to extinguish; to put down or suppress by force
QUAFF
to drink heartily
ESTRANGE
to alienate; to treat as a stranger; to turn an affectionate attitude into an indifferent or unfriendly one
DISCONCERT
to disturb the composure of; upset; to frustrate (as a plan) by throwing into disorder
ANNEX
to add or attach
ESPOUSE
to adopt; to support
REPROACH
to express disapproval of
PACIFIST
one who is in opposition of war or violence
BEQUEST
something left to someone in a will
MANIFEST
clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious
ROTE
a memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without comprehension
MORASS
anything that hinders, traps or overwhelms; low-lying, soggy ground
REIGN
the exercise or possession of supreme power
BROUHAHA
an uproar; hubbub
WRATH
extreme or violent rage
ZENITH
the peak; the highest point
SLAKE
to quench; to satisfy a craving
BEDLAM
a place or scene of noisy uproar and confusion
PREHENSILE
adapted for grasping or holding
DOUR
severe; gloomy; stern
TAUT
stretched tight; tidy
RIFE
abundant; great in number or amount
INDOLENCE
inclination to laziness
INCONTROVERTIBLE
not able to be "turned against" or disputed; certain; indisputable
BENIGHTED
being in a state of intellectual darkness; ignorant; unenlightened
REQUISITE
essential; necessary
SHUNT
to move or turn aside; to evade by putting aside or ignoring
RESPITE
delay; postpone; a brief interval of rest
PERSONIFY
to think of or represent as having human qualities; to typify
FORTE
something in which a person excels
ENMITY
hostility; deep-seated hatred
CRONY
a close friend or companion
BEVY
a group of animals; an assemblage
BATTERY
the unlawful beating of a person; act of beating or pounding; any large group of related things
ACME
the highest point
PSYCHE
the human soul; the mind
BANDY
to trade; to give back and forth; to bat to and fro
CHASTISE
to discipline; to criticize severely
POLARIZE
to break up into opposing factions or groups
TANTALIZE
to excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach
SYNCHRONIZE
to occur at the same time; simultaneous
SURMISE
to guess; to infer (something) without sufficient evidence
DEMISE
death; the end
HIATUS
a gap or an interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break
EVINCE
to show or demonstrate clearly
CRUX
main point; the heart of the matter
APEX
the highest point; peak
QUIETUDE
calm; tranquility; peacefulness
EXTRUDE
to force out, as through a small opening
OBTRUDE
to impose oneself or one's ideas on others; to stick out
ADDICT
to devote (oneself) habitually or compulsively; one who is addicted
BRINK
Edge
EXALT
to raise high; glorify
HEARTEN
to give strength, courage, or hope; to encourage
KINDLE
to cause to burn or ignite; to arouse or inspire
PORTEND
to warn of as an omen; forecast
SEETHE
to be agitated, as by rage; to churn and foam as if boiling