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22 terms

SAT vocab 2/19

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bombastic
boasting
exorbitant
extravagant
extol
to praise highly
ignominy
disgrace
opulent
displaying great wealth
effacement
the act of making oneself/something inconspicuous or insignificant
consecration
the act of declaring something sacred or venerable
insurrectionist
someone who revolts against authority
corrective
intended to correct
corollary
something that naturally follows, accompanies or parallels
mitigate
to make less severe, harsh, hostile
dogmatic
characterized by the expression of opinions strongly as if they were facts
gerrymandering
dividing voting districts in order to give a political party/politician an advantage
denizen
one that frequents a place
scourge
an instrument of punishment or criticism
incumbent
an elected official who has yet to take office
paucity
smallness of number
anathema
curse, vigorous denunciation or someone/thing that is cursed, loathed or denounced
equivocal
unable to make a definite statement or decision
impetuous
impulsive and unpredictable
mendacious
untruthful
specious
sounding true but actually false