45 terms

SAT Vocab semester 2

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Tantamount
having equal importance,force,value or effect; equivalent to
Surmount
to surpass, exceed, or go beyond; to prevail over, conquer, or overcome
Stringent
rigorously maintained, enforced, or adhered to; strict or severe
Seminal
of essential importance; of pivotal or crucial significance
Sequester
to separate, segregate, or isolate; to set apart from
Squalid
foul or unclean,esp. as a result of neglect; wretched or miserable; poverty-stricken
Remission
release from penalty or guilt, pardon; the lessening of degree or intensity; lessening,usu. temporary of symptoms or disease
Raze
to demolish, to tear down completely
Preternatural
going beyond or differing from the natural or ordinary; extraordinary or abnormal
Progenitor
a forefather or ancestor in direct line; a source from which something develops; originator
Pugilism
art or practice of fighting with fists; boxing
Rankle
to irritate or anger someone continuously; to fester or make inflamed
Pellucid
transparent; traslucent; clear, easy to understand
Plaintive
expressing sorrow; mournful, sad; complaining
Preciptous
steep, sheer,; hasty or rash
Portentous
ominous or threatening, exciting or causing wonder or awe
Pariah
a member of the lowest social caste in india, one who is shunned by others
Morose
bad-tempered, gloomy, and a withdrawn
Lithe
easily bent, flexible, supple, limber
Mellifluous
sweetly or smoothly flowing; honeyed" tones
Masochist
one who gets pleasure from being hurt or mistreated
Lampoon
to attack or ridicule with a mocking cartoon or caricature; mocking someone
Incandescent
glowing with heat, brightly shining or sparkling
Indomitable
unconquerable, defeated, not easily discouraged
Illusory
produced, based on, or having the nature of illusion; unreal
Furtive
done with secrecy or stealth; sneaky
Doctrinaire
theoretical, visionary
Effluvia
a vapor or odor,esp. one that is unpleasant
Confluence
the flowing together of two or more bodies of water, a crowder throng of people
Contiguous
in physical contact with, touching; near next to
Deride
to treat with contempt or scorn; mock
Certitude
assurance, free from doubt, absolutely certain
Cache
hiding place for storing provisions or treasure; something hidden or stored in such a place
Bovine
of, relating to, or characteristic of a cow or cattle; dull, sluggish, cow like in thought/ behavior
Braggart
one who brags a great deal; one who boasts of accomplishments
Apostate
a person guilty of abandoning what he/she has believed in, such as a faith, moral.etc.
Arcane
secret, mysterious; understood by only a few
Apprise
to inform, notify, teach
Arrears
unpaid or overdue debts; obligations not met on time. unfinished business
Antiquated
old-fashioned, out of date; obsolete
Alimentary
connected with food and nutrition; nourishing
Acumen
sharpness or keenness of insight, mind, and understanding; shrewd judgment
Compliant
yielding, submissive; obedient
Cloying
sickly sweet; as in scent or food; excessive or too much
Circumvent
to surround or circle around; to get the better or prevent from happening by cleverness or skill
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