20 terms

SAT Hot List Words--Unit 1

Abase (v)
to reduce or lower in rank or reputation
Ascetic (adj)
practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline
Ascribe (v)
to assign credit to; to attribute to
Aspersion (n)
a curse; an expression of ill-will; suggestion of negative behavior
Aspire (v)
to long for; to aim toward
Capacious (adj)
Very spacious
Capitulate (v)
to surrender
Capricious (adj)
subject to whim; possessing a mind that is easily changed
Captivate (v)
to seize and hold attention
Dogmatic (adj)
aggressively or arrogantly certain
Eloquent (adj)
expressive, articulate, and moving; skilled in speech
Elucidate (v)
to clarify or explain
Forlorn (adj)
lonely, abandoned, and hopeless
Forsake (v)
to give up or renounce
Grandiose (adj)
on a magnificent or exaggerated scale
Gratuitous (adj)
uncalled for; unnecessary; unwarranted; "over the top"
Modulate (v)
to regulate or adjust; to alter one's voice in relationship to the listener; to tone down
Mollify (v)
to soften in temper; to calm or soothe
Munificence (n)
generosity in giving
Mutable (adj)
able to change