45 terms

SAT word lists 8, 9, 10

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Relegate
Dismiss to a lower position
Contend
Struggle; compete; assert earnestly
Scanty
Inadequate; minimal
Fallacious
False
Acclaim
Praise; applaud; admire
Uniformity
Constancy; without variety
Antagonistic
Hostile; opposed
Contentious
Quarrelsome
Articulate
Speak clearly and well; give clear and effective utterance to
Contract
Compress; shrink
Antiquated
Out-of-date; old-fashioned; obsolete
Converge
Come together
Indolent
Lazy
Preclude
Prevent; make impossible; shut out
Apprehension
Fearfulness
Disparage
Speak badly of
Ephemeral
Short-lived; fleeting; not lasting
Altruistic
Charitable; unselfishly generous
Profusion
Lavish expenditure; overabundant condition
Expedient
Practical; quick
Fastidious
Finicky; overly critical
Astute
Perceptive; intelligent
Languish
Lose strength; lose animation; to suffer neglect
Censure
Blame; criticize; judge
Stagnant
Not moving
Mitigate
Lessen the severity of something; alleviate; mollify
Reprehensible
Shameful; bad
Engender
Create; produce
Exemplary
Outstanding; setting a great example
Amorphous
Without form; shapeless
Distend
Expand; swell out
Elusive
Difficult to catch; hard to pin down
Antithesis
Contrast; direct opposite to
Taciturn
Quiet; saying little
Ameliorate
Make better; improve
Acquiesce
Give in; agree to another's terms
Conviction
Strongly held belief
Dubious
Doubtful; unclear
Flagrant
Shocking; outstandingly bad
Concise
Briefly stated
Immutable
Unchanging; permanent
Static
Stationary; not moving (not radio noise)
Credulity
Belief on slight evidence
Blasphemy
Heretical departure from accepted practice
Arbitrary
Based on personal preference rather than logic or need; capricious