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61 terms

SAT VOCAB (Winter Session) 101-150

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Charlatan
A fake; A fraud; A cheat
Skeptic
A doubter
Rhetorician
An eloquent writer or speaker (fluent)
Hedonist
Seeker of pleasure
Ascetic
A person who leads a life of self-denial
Raconteur
A person who excels in telling anecdotes (a short interesting story)
Iconoclast
Someone who attacks cherished ideas and institutions
Dilettante
An amateur or dabbler
Partisan
A person with biased beliefs
Mentor
A teacher; a guide; an advisor
Acolyte
A devoted student
Demagogue
A speaker who appeals to emotions, fears or prejudices
Automaton
A person who acts in a mechanical fashion
Recluse
A person who leads a secluded, solitary life
Bungler
A clumsy or inept person
Clairvoyant
A person who uses intuition to see into the future; a seer
Prognosticator
A person who makes predictions based upon data
Pundit
A professional commentator
Zealot
A very enthusiastic person
Neophyte
A beginner
Novice
A beginner
Greenhorn
A beginner
Benefactor
A person who gives gifts
Beneficiary
A person who receives benefits
Dissembler
A liar; deceiver
Prevaricator
A liar; deceiver
Proponent
A champion of a cause
Advocate
A champion of a cause
Prodigy
A young genius
Oracle
A person who is a source of wise counsel and prophetic advice
Misanthrope
A person who hates humankind
Innovator
A person who introduces something new
Sycophant
A person who behaves in a servile manner; a toady
Obsequious
A person who behaves in a servile manner; a toady
Stoic
A person who is impassive and emotionless
Reprobate
A morally unprincipled person
Renegade
A disloyal person
Draconian
Very strict laws and rules
Laconic
Very concise; brief
Succinct
Very concise; brief
Terse
Very concise; brief
Spartan
Plain; simple
Halcyon
Idyllically calm and tranquil
Sophistry
A deliberately misleading argument
Chimerical
A fantastic scheme; unchecked imagination
Ostracize
To deliberately exclude from a group
Impecunious
Poor; penniless; not affluent
Nefarious
Extremely wicked; vile
Jovial
Good- humored; cheerful
Jocular
Good- humored; cheerful
Dirge
A funeral hymn; mournful music
Maudlin
Excessively sentimental
Quixotic
Foolishly impractical
Pandemonium
A wild uproar; tumult
Martinet
A strict disciplinarian
Fiasco
A complete failure
Debacle
A complete failure
Bowdlerize
To remove or delete objectionable parts of a book
Galvanize
To electrify; stir into action
Picayune
Something of small value; Petty; Trifling
Gerrymander
To divide a district so as to give one side an advantage