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126 terms

basic word sat 5-10

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autonomous
self-governing.
autopsy
examination of a dead body
avarice
greediness for wealth
averse
reluctant
aversion
firm dislike
avert
prevent; turn aside
avid
greedy; eager for
awe
solemn wonder
babble
chatter idly.
badger
pester; annoy; harass
baffle
flustrate; perplex
balk
foil or thwart; stop short; refuse to go on.
banal
hacknayed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality.
bane
cause of ruin; curse
bastion
stronghold; something seen as a source of protection
begrudge
resent
beguile
mislead or delude; cheat; pass time.
belie
contradict; give a false impression of
benefactor
gift giver; patron
beneficial
helpful; advantageous; useful
beneficiary
person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
benevolent
generous; charitable
benign
kndly;favorable; not malignant
bestial
adj.beastlike;brutal
bestow
v.confer
betray
v. be unfaithful; reveal
biased
adj.slanted; prejudiced
bizarre
adj. fantastic; violently contrasting
bland
adj. soothing; mild; dull
blandishment
n. flattery
blare
n. loud, harsh roar; screech
blasphemy
n. irreverence; acrilege; cursing
blatant
adj. flagrant; conspicuiously obvious; loudly offensive.
blithe
adj. gay, joyous; carefree.
bloat
v. expand or swell(with water or air); puff up with conceit.
boisterous
adj. rough and noisy; rowdy; stormy
bolster
v. support; reinforce
boon
n. blessing; benefit
boundless
adj. unlimited; cast.
bountiful
adj. abundant; graciously generous.
bourgeois
adj. middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
boycott
v.refrain from buying or using
brackish
adj. somewhat salty.
brandish
v. wave around; flourish
breach
n. breaking of contract or duty; fissure; gap.
brevity
n. conciseness
brine
n. salt water; sea water
brittle
adj. easily broken; difficult.
brochure
n. pamphlet
brusque
adj. blunt; abrupt
bungle
v. mismanage; blunder.
buoyant
adj. able to float; cheerful and optimistc
burgeon
v. bloom; develop rapidly; flourish.
bustle
v. move about energetically; teem
buttress
v. support or prop up
cajole
v. coax; wheedle.
calamity
n. disater; misery
calligraphy
n. beautiful writing; excellent penmanship.
callous
adj. hardened; unfeeling.
camaraderie
n. good-fellowship
candor
n. frankness; open honesty.
canine
adj. related to dogs; doglike.
cant
n. insincere, hypocritical speech; "pious" talk; jargon of thieves.
capricious
adj. unpredictable; frickle.
caption
n. title; chapter heading; text under illustration
captivate
v. charm; fascinate
cardiac
adj. pertaining to the heart.
caricature
n. distortion; burlesque
carping
adj. finding fault.
caste
n. one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige.
castigation
v. punishment, severe criticism.
casualty
n. serious or fatal accident.
catacomb
n. subterranean cemetry; underground passageway.
catastrophe
n. calamity; disaster
caustic
adj. burning; sarcastically biting.
cede
v. yield (title, territory)to; surrender fromally.
censor
n. inspector everseeing public morals; official who prevents publication of offensive material.
censure
v. blame; criticize.
cerebral
adj. pertaining to the brain or intellect.
cessation
n. stopping
chafe
v. warm by rubbing; make sore(by rubbing)
chaff
n. husks and atems left over when grain has been threshed; worthless.
chagrin
n. vexation(caused by humiliation or injuted pride); disppointment.
chameleon
n. lizard that chages color in different situations.
chaotic
adj. in utter disorder.
charlatan
n. quack; pretender to knowledge.
chary
adj. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chasm
n. abyss
chastise
v. punish physically; scold verbally
chauvinist
n. blindly devoted patriot
chicanery
n. trickery, deception
choreography
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chronic
adj.long established (as a disease)
chronicle
v, report; recorde(in chronological order)
circumscribe
v. limit;confine
circumspect
adj. prudent; cautious
cit
v. quote; refrer to; commend
clairvoyant
n. having foresight; fortune teller
cladestine
adj. secret
claustrophobia
n. fear of being shut in
clemency
n.disposition to be leninent; mindless, as of the weather
cliche
n. phrase dulled in meaning by repetition
climactic
adj. relating to the highest point
clique
n. small exclusive group
coalesce
v. combine; fuse
coalition
n.association; union
cogitate
v. think over
coincidence
n. two or more things occurring at the same time by chance
collaborate
work together
colossal
adj.huge
collusion
n. conspiring in a fraudulent scheme
comedy
adj. attractive; agreeable
commiserate
v. feel or express pity or simpathy for
compact
adj. tightly packed; firm; brief
compact
n.agreement; contract
comparable
adj.similar
compatible
adj. harmonious; in harmony with
compile
v.assemble; gather;accumulate
complacent
adj.self-satisfied; smug
complement
v. complete; make perfect
compliance
n.readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirements
component
n. element; ingredient
composure
n.mental calmness
compress
v. close;squeeze; contract
compromise
v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
compute
v.reckon;calculate