100 terms

SAT GREEN BOOK 28

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synchronize
to cause to occur at the same time; to make simultaneous
synonym
a word having the same or nearly the same meaning
synopsis
outline; summary; brief
syntax
the grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence
synthesis
the combining of elements to form a unified entity
systemic
affecting an entire system, as the body
table
to remove from consideration; put off to the side
taboo
improper or unacceptable
tacit
conveyed indirectly without words or speech; implicit
taciturn
reserved in speech; sparing of words; quiet
tactical
showing skill in tactics; characterized by skillful maneuvering
tactile
pertaining to the sense of touch
tactless
having no skill dealing with people; rude; insensitive
tailor
to shape or alter; garment maker; designer
taint
a small amount of something, esp. something harmful or unhealthy
talisman
an object with supposed magical powers
tangential
not especially relevant; only slightly related to a matter at hand
tangible
definite; not vague; touchable
tantalize
to tease by arousing expectations
tantamount
synonymous; parallel; equivalent
tardy
late; not on time
taut
stretched tightly; tidy
tawdry
gaudy and cheap in appearance or nature
tedious
long and boring; dull; wearisome
tedium
the condition of being dull or wearisome; monotony; boredom
teem
to have in abundance; to overrun; full of
telegenic
having qualities that televise well
temerity
boldness; recklessness; audacity
temperament
disposition or character
temperance
moderation or self- restraint; self- control
temperate
levelheaded, self-controlled, moderate
tempestuous
marked by unrest, disturbance or stormy turbulence
tempo
rate of motion or performance
temporal
of or related to time; concerned with worldly affairs; short-lived
temporize
to stall; cause delay; pause; stop
tenable
justifiable; rational; viable; defensible
tenacious
tough; stubborn; not letting go
tenet
position; doctrine; a shared principle
tentative
unsure; hesitant; depending on a condition; doubtful
tenuous
unsupported;shaky; frail; flimsy
tepid
somewhat warm;not very strong; halfhearted
termagant
quarrelsome, loud, scolding woman
terminal
having a fatal disease in its final stages
terminate
to bring to an end
terrestrial
pertaining to Earth or of human life on Earth
terse
brief and to the point; concise
tether
to fasten or confine with a rope, chain or something similar
theology
science of divine things, doctrine
theoretical
not based on experience; in theory only; unproven
thesis
a theory to be proven
thorny
tough or painful to deal with; full of thorns
threadbare
worn and thin from much use; shabby
threshold
point at which something starts; entrance
thrive
to grow strong; flourish; prosper; succeed
throng
a large group of people gathered closely together, to gather in a throng
throttle
to choke or strangle; to enlarge or reduce the flow of fuel in an engine
thunderstruck
struck with amazement, terror
thwart
to stop something from happening; to hinder, oppose, or frustrate; to trick
tier
a row or rank
tightfisted
greedy; stingy; tight; penny-pinching
timorous
full of fear
tinge
a slight trace or coloring
tint
a shade of a color; hue; to color slightly
tirade
long angry speech; reprimand
titanic
of extraordinary size and power; of great influence
titillate
to cause to feel pleasantly excited; to stimulate; to tease
titular
existing in name only; nominal; bearing a title
toil
hard and tiring work; labor ; exhausting effort
tolerate
to not interfere with; to respect
tonic
something that refreshes; a refreshing or invigorating drink
torpid
dormant; inactive; lethargic; sleepy
torpor
sluggishness, inactivity, apathy; sleepiness
torque
a tuning or twisting force
torrid
intensely hot; burning; passionate; rapid
tortuous
changing direction frequently; twisting; winding; or crooked
totalitarian
with an absolute rules; not tolerating opposing opinions
totem
a natural object with animals or birds assumed as an emblem
totter
walk with faltering steps; to swat or rock
touchstone
a test or criterion for quality; gauge
tousle
to cause disorder of dishevel
tout
to praise highly; publicize; vaunt
toxic
poisonous; injurious or deadly
tractable
easily managed or controlled; obedient; tame
traditional
as was done in the past; customary; habitual; established
traduce
to speak maliciously and false of; slander; defame; vilify
tragic
disasterous; unfortunate; woeful; catastrophic
trait
a feature that characterizes someone; an attribute; quality
traitorous
having the character of a traitor; treacherous; perfidious
trajectory
the curve described by a projectile in flight
tranquil
quiet; clam; serene
transcend
to rise above or go beyond; to surpass
transcribe
to write down; record; reproduce
transfix
to fix in place or hold motionless; to rivet
transgress
failing to fulfill of conform; violate a moral law
transient
a seasonal traveler who doesn't stay long in a given location
transition
the process of passing from one form or stage ro another
transparent
clear; easily seen or understood
trauma
severe physical or emotional shock; a terrible experience; violent wound
travail
strenuous physical or mental labor or effort
travesty
a complete failure; mockery; a shameful imitation