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Cammarata AP SAT Words 1-60

Words 1-60 on Princeton Review SAT words
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candid
completely honest; frank
conjecture
guesswork
didactic
instructive
effusive
overflowing
euphemism
vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term. being "nice"
extrapolate
to estimate by extending known information
incoherent
lacking cohesion or connection
insinuate
to imply stealthily
loquacious
very talkative
lucid
clear
rhetoric
using language effectively and persuasively
acumen
keenness of judgment or insight
adroit
dexterous
ascertain
to find out through experimentation
astute
clever
circumspect
discreet, careful
disseminate
to scatter widely
erudition
extensive learning
pedantic
excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules
perspicacious
clear-sighted
pragmatic
practical
precocious
exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or maturity
prolific
very productive
prospectus
formal proposal
rudimentary
basic, elementary
abstruse
difficult to understand
callous
unfeeling
convoluted
complex
disaffected
having lost faith; discontent
enigma
a puzzle
inscrutable
impossible to understand
reticent
reserved
staid
unemotional; serious
arcane
understood by only a few
assimilate
to make similar
autonomy
independence
cosmopolitan
worldly
derivative (n)
something that comes from another source
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a small group
gaffe
a clumsy social error
idiosyncrasy
characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
insular
isolated
orthodox
traditional
potentate
monarch
castigate
to scold
censure
to issue official blame
denounce
to condemn openly
reclusive
seeking or preferring isolation
relinquish
to give up
renounce
to give up (title)
vituperative
marked by harshly abusive criticism
circumscribe
to draw a circle around; to restrict
contiguous
touching
conciliatory
appeasing
credible
plausible
exonerate
to free from blame
incontrovertible
indisputable
indict
to officially charge with a crime
litigious
prone to engage in lawsuits
partisan (adj)
devotion to a specific party or group