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50 terms

SAT Barron: Word List 1: 1-50

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abase
v. lower; humiliate
abash
v. embarrass
abate
v. subside
abbreviate
v. shorten.
abdicate
v. renounce; give up
abduction
N. kidnapping
aberrant
N. abnormal or deviant
abet
v. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abhor
v. detest; hate
abject
ADJ. wretched; lacking pride
abjure
v. renounce upon oath
abnegation
N. repudiation; self-sacrifice; to reject(something valuable)
abolish
v. cancel; put an end to
abominable
ADJ. detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
aboriginal
ADJ and Noun: Being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
abortive
ADJ. unsuccessful; fruitless
abrade
v. wear away by friction; scrape; erode
abrasive
ADJ. rubbing away; tending to grind down.
abridge
v. condense or shorten
abscond
v. depart secretly and hide.
absolute
ADJ. complete; totally unlimited; certain
absolve
v. pardon(an offense)
absorb
v. assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; wholly engage.
abstain
v. refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
abstemious
ADJ. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; not self-indulgent
abstinence
N. restraint from eating or drinking
abstruse
ADJ. obscure; profound; difficult to understand
abundant
ADJ. plentiful; possessing riches or resources
abusive
ADJ. coarsely insulting, physically harmful
abut
v. border upon; adjoin.(usually with buildings)
abysmal
ADJ. bottomless
abyss
N. enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit.
academic
ADJ. related to a school; not practical or directly useful
accede
v. agree.
accelerate
v. to move faster
accentuate
v. emphasize; stress
accessible
ADJ. easy to approach; obtainable
accessory
N. additional object; useful but not essential ting
acclaim
v. applaud; announce with great approval.
acclimate
v. adjust to climate
acclivity
N. sharp upslope of a hill.
accolade
N. award of merit
accommodate
v. oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt.
accomplice
N. partner in crime.
accord
N. agreement
accost
v. approach and speak first to a person
accoutre
v. equip
acerbity
N. bitterness of speech and temper
acetic
ADJ. vinegary.
acidulous
ADJ. slightly sour; sharp, caustic.