Essential ACT & SAT Vocabulary
Terms in this set (44)
—An expression of approval; praise.
—A special acknowledgment; an award.
—A ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation.
—Ceremonial bestowal of knighthood.
—To praise or honor
—To consent or comply passively (relucantly) or without protest
—Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell.
—Caustic in language or tone
—Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.
—An extremely hard substance
—Carefree and lighthearted.
—Lacking or showing a lack of due concern; casual
—To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
—To buoy up or hearten
—Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior.
—Strong and muscular
—The quality or state of being brief in duration.
—Concise expression; terseness.
—Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown
—Covered or covered over; sheltered.
—Capable of being believed; believable or plausible.
—Considered capable of achieving a goal.
—To shrink back, as in fear; cower.
—To behave in a servile way; fawn.
—Having hidden meaning; mystifying.
—Secret or occult.
—Using code or cipher.
—To cut short or reduce.
—To bring into existence; give rise to.
—To procreate; propagate.
—To pronounce; articulate.
—To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
—To announce; proclaim.
—To make poisonous or noxious.
—Lasting for a markedly brief time.
—Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
—To pay attention to; listen to and consider.
—An opinion or a doctrine at variance with established religious beliefs.
—A controversial or unorthodox opinion or doctrine, as in politics, philosophy, or science.
—To build or fuel (a fire)
—To set fire to; ignite.
—To cause to glow; light up.
—To arouse (an emotion, for example).
—Relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth (An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.)
—Lacking brightness, luster, or vitality; dull
—A feeling or expression of grief
—A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning
—A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
—To ridicule or satirize in the form of a lampoon.
—Harmful to living things; injurious to health.
—Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting.
—Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices.
—Based on observable phenomena; empirical.
—Something worked toward or striven for; a goal.
—A thing or group of things existing independent of the mind.
—To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
—To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over.
—Lacking conscious awareness; unmindful.
—Not aware or concerned about one's surroundings.
—Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous.
—Not clearly understood or expressed; ambiguous or vague.
—So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct.
—To overshadow or distract from.
—No longer in use.
—Outmoded in design, style, or construction.
—Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.
—Not agitated physically; not disturbed.
—Not easily upset or excited; mild or complacent.
—The covering of feathers on a bird.
—Feathers used ornamentally.
—Elaborate dress; finery.
—To fall straight down; plunge.
—To decline suddenly and steeply.
—A payment of a suitable equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered, or losses incurred; compensation.
—Abundantly supplied; abounding.
—Filled to satiation; gorged.
—Deserving rebuke or censure.
—Unresisting acceptance of something as inescapable; submission.
—The act or an instance of resigning.
—An oral or written statement that one is resigning a position or office.
—A usually short period of rest or relief.
—To delay (a legal sentence, for example); postpone.
—An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection.
—Something that apparently has magic power.
—Discernible by the touch; palpable.
—Possible to understand or realize.
—Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance.
—Shameful or indecent.
—Extremely persistent in adhering to or doing something; stubborn or relentless.
—Characterized by extreme persistence; relentless or enduring.
—Tending to retain; retentive.
-A decision provided or serving only for the time being; non-binding.