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100 SAT Words 2nd Semester
The second semester 100 SAT words for 9th grade LA at GSMST.
Terms in this set (100)
praise enthusiastically and publicly.
enthusiastic and public praise.
1.an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit.
2.a touch on a person's shoulders with a sword at the bestowing of a knighthood.
1.refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.
1.a legendary rock or mineral to which many, often contradictory, properties were attributed, formerly associated with diamond or lodestone.
1.a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
1.publicly recommend or support.
friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
1.cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged.
transfer ownership of (property rights) to another person or group.
showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.
(of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.
a friendly relationship.
a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
1.pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands.
2.relieve or satisfy (a demand or a feeling).
harshness of tone or manner.
1.make a concerted or violent attack on.
2.(of an unpleasant feeling or physical sensation) come upon (someone) suddenly and strongly.
3.criticize (someone) strongly.
showing great care and perseverance.
1.(of body tissue or an organ) waste away, typically due to the degeneration of cells, or become vestigial during evolution.
2.gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect.
1.the process of atrophying or state of having atrophied.
1.showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
2.showing an impudent lack of respect.
extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
1.hostile and aggressive.
1.a nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law.
1.well meaning and kindly.
2.(of an organization) serving a charitable rather than a profit-making purpose.
a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.
the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself.
1.be of the same opinion; agree.
2.happen or occur at the same time; coincide.
1. a confusing and difficult problem or question.
2. a question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer; a riddle.
1.a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
2.a firmly held belief or opinion.
a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided.
1.having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.
(of coloration or markings) serving to camouflage an animal in its natural environment.
greed for money or possessions.
1. publicly declare to be wrong or evil.
2. inform against.
1. without the basic necessities of life.
2. not having.
1.lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm.
2. (of conversation or speech) going constantly from one subject to another in a halfhearted way; unfocused.
3. occurring randomly or occasionally.
1. hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
2. separate from an established or orthodox church because of doctrinal disagreement.
1.the expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held.
1.deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
of, denoting, or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected such doctrines as they wished from various schools.
1.a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
1.bubbles in a liquid; fizz.
2.sparkle, gassiness, carbonation, aeration, bubbliness More
3.vivacity and enthusiasm.
a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.
destroy completely; put an end to.
the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
1.tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, especially by responding only indirectly.
2.directed toward avoidance or escape.
1.irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.
2.of external origin.
3.separate from the object to which it is attached.
1.very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.
2.very concerned about matters of cleanliness.
changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties, interests, or affection.
incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
lacking any obvious principle of organization.
(of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.
1.about to happen.
not feeling or showing emotion.
delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
the quality of being impudent; impertinence.
1.wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy.
(of a disease condition) causing little or no pain.
1.the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed.
2.an evil or wicked act.
deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
2.lacking vigor or interest.
having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner.
1.danger of loss, harm, or failure.
danger arising from being on trial for a criminal offense.
affected by lethargy; sluggish and apathetic.
1.expressed clearly; easy to understand.
2.showing ability to think clearly, especially in the intervals between periods of confusion or insanity.
(of a dream) experienced with the dreamer feeling awake, aware of dreaming, and able to control events consciously.
bright or luminous.
so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.
1.(of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.
2.(of a person or animal) lean; thin.
1.(of a river or road) follow a winding course.
2.(of a person) wander at random.
3.(of a speaker or text) proceed aimlessly or with little purpose.
1.a winding curve or bend of a river or road.
1.lacking interest or excitement; dull.
2.of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.
1.a countless or extremely great number.
2.(chiefly in classical history) a unit of ten thousand.
1.countless or extremely great in number.
1.no longer produced or used; out of date.
(of a part or characteristic of an organism) less developed than formerly or in a related species; rudimentary; vestigial.
1.cause (a product or idea) to be or become obsolete by replacing it with something new.
the quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness.
make (someone) less angry or hostile.
1.affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important.
characterized by pomp or splendor.
1.prevent from happening; make impossible.
2.(of a situation or condition) prevent someone from doing something.
attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.
1.spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
2.having or giving something on a lavish scale.
1.a person who spends money in a recklessly extravagant way.
1.(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.
2.(of a disease or disability) very severe; deep-seated.
3.(of a person or statement) having or showing great knowledge or insight.
4.(of a subject or thought) demanding deep study or thought.
at, from, or extending to a great depth; very deep.
1.the vast depth of the ocean or of the mind.
1.stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone.
2.stimulate or incite (someone) to do or feel something, especially by arousing anger in them.
3.deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry.
nearness in space, time, or relationship.
acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
childishly silly and trivial.
1.a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
2.a difficult situation; a practical dilemma.
1.a refutation or contradiction.
2.another term for rebutter.
say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical.
feel deep respect or admiration for (something).
1.optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
2.(in medieval science and medicine) of or having the constitution associated with the predominance of blood among the bodily humors, supposedly marked by a ruddy complexion and an optimistic disposition.
3.(of the complexion) florid; ruddy.
bloody or bloodthirsty.
1.a blood-red color.
1.the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
1.make false and damaging statements about (someone).
1.dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.
2.oppressively solemn or sober in mood; grave.
1.(of a person's voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.
capable of producing a deep or ringing sound.
2.(of a speech or style) using imposing language.
1.lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way viewed as undesirable or uninteresting.
(of a process or variable) not able to be changed during a set period, for example, while a program is running.
concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
(of an electric charge) having gathered on or in an object that cannot conduct a current.
acting as weight but not moving.
(of a memory or store) not needing to be periodically refreshed by an applied voltage.
1.crackling or hissing noises on a telephone, radio, or other telecommunications system.
short for static electricity.
2.NORTH AMERICAN informal
angry or critical talk or behavior.
(especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed.
unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
1.a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point.
2.a completely different line of thought or action.
the trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the sides (other than the hypotenuse) opposite and adjacent to an angle in a right triangle.
1.(of a line or plane) touching, but not intersecting, a curve or curved surface.
1.tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely.
2.not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined.
3.persisting in existence; not easily dispelled.
sparing in the use of words; abrupt.
showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence.
a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.
1.violent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid.
(especially of a person) having an untidy or disheveled appearance.
1.having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.
1.check or prove the validity or accuracy of (something).
2.demonstrate or support the truth or value of.
3.make or declare legally valid.
1.justify or necessitate (a certain course of action).
2.officially affirm or guarantee.
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