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SAT vocab part 16 of 104

SAT vocab part 16
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suspense
noun. excited anticipation of an approaching climax
obesity
noun. more than average fatness
pantheon
noun. all the gods of a religion
render
verb. give or supply
dismissal
noun. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
indulge
verb. enjoy to excess
pedestrian
adj. lacking wit or imagination
drastic
adj. forceful and extreme and rigorous
blaze
noun. a strong flame that burns brightly
eccentric
noun. a person with an unusual or odd personality
generosity
noun. the trait of being willing to give your money or time
pinch
noun. a squeeze with the fingers
pervasive
adj. spreading or spread throughout
dishonest
adj. deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
finale
noun. the concluding part of any performance
forte
noun. an asset of special worth or utility
asylum
noun. a shelter from danger or hardship
energetic
adj. possessing or exerting or displaying energy
uncommon
adj. not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind
demise
verb. transfer by a lease or by a will
disregard
noun. willful lack of care and attention
transplant
noun. the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
psychic
adj. outside the sphere of physical science
homage
noun. respectful deference
sensibility
noun. refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions
cosmetic
adj. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
proxy
noun. a person authorized to act for another
ambivalent
adj. uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
banal
adj. repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
playful
adj. full of fun and high spirits
eclectic
adj. selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
contradictory
adj. unable for both to be true at the same time
savage
verb. criticize harshly or violently
contentious
adj. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
minimize
verb. make small or insignificant
foil
noun. anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
ominous
adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
defiance
noun. a hostile challenge
overhaul
verb. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
cosmopolitan
adj. of worldwide scope or applicability
constituency
noun. the body of voters who elect a representative for their area
wholly
adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent ('whole' is often used informally for 'wholly')
liable
adj. held legally responsible
recruit
verb. cause to assemble or enlist in the military
secrecy
noun. the trait of keeping things secret
ordeal
noun. a severe or trying experience
feudal
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of feudalism
mundane
adj. concerned with the world or worldly matters; ordinary
zeal
noun. excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
venerable
adj. impressive by reason of age