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25 terms

SAT Words

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Altruistic
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous
Ambivalent
having opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, thing, or idea; unable to decide
Angular
sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
Arrogant
having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride (showing too much pride in your self)
Aversion
the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away (strong dislike)
Discern
detect with the senses
Disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Disparage
express a negative opinion of (belittle)
Disparity
inequality or difference in some respect
Embellish
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
Engender
cause; produce; give rise to
Innocuous
unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
Insipid
uninteresting; unchallenging; lacking taste or savor
Lament
to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
Laud
to praise, to extol
Obscure
not clearly understood or expressed
Ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others (show- off)
Prodigal
a recklessly extravagant consumer
Repudiate
refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid (to reject as having authority or binding force, to cast aaff or disown)
Reticence
restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
Serene
calm, peaceful, or traquil
Subtle
be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind, elusive, sly, ambiguous, not obvious
Superfluous
more than is needed, desired, or required (an over acciver)
Taciturn
habitually reserved and uncommunicative (tempermentally desclined to talk)
Revere
regard with feelings of respect and reverence, venerate (tinged with awe)