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Heather's Tutors SAT Vocab List #2

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insular
narrow-minded
amiable
friendly and agreeable
forbidding
causing fear or hatred
toadies
suck-ups, brown-nosers
tyrants
dictators; cruel rulers or leaders
connoisseurs
experts
adulation
praise
sycophants
suck-ups, brown-nosers
callous
hardened or insensitive
arable
fertile, productive (land)
viscous
thick; doesn't flow easily
articulate
pronounce clearly
intonation
inflection in someone's voice
profundity
being profound, deep or important
depreciatory
tending to decrease in value
reprehensible
punishable, deserving blame
palliative
something soothing that lessens bad effects
litigious
having the habit of suing someone or using the law
compendious
concise but comprehensible
profusely
lavishly, abundantly
pliable
flexible
membranous
thin, like a membrane
heterogeneity
mixed, varied
nemesis
enemy
ally
friend, someone on your side
perishable
likely to spoil or rot
dearth
a lack or scarcity
discord
disagreement
somber
serious, dark, gloomy
bountiful
plentiful or generous
wistful
longing; yearning
brevity
being brief
floridity
being very ornate
opacity
being opaque; preventing light from shining through
irrepressible
unable to be repressed or blocked
negligible
hardly noticeable
momentous
very important
magnanimous
generous
erratic
sporadic, unpredictable
idiosyncrasies
peculiar traits or habits
regressive
decreasing or shrinking away
devoid
entirely without
disparaging
insulting or belittling
meddle
messing around in other people's business when they don't ask you to
sneer
facial expression of dislike or scorn
deflect
bend or turn aside
dalliance
flirtation
infelicity
inappropriateness
rhetoric
effective use of words
futility
uselessness, pointlessness
pragmatic
being very practical
boorish
having no manners; acting in an uncivilized manner
fastidious
hard to please; overly picky
sedulous
hard-working
vindictive
seeking revenge
petulant
having a bad temper, likely to throw tantrums
treacly
sickeningly sweet
cursory
quick, scanning glance
prosaic
ordinary
consecrated
made holy or sacred
meticulous
very careful, paying close attention to detail
ebb
to decrease
listless
lacking energy
hiatus
a rest or break in the action
volatile
explosive or reactive
assail
to attack
provocative
tending to aggravate or stimulate
deviate
to stray from the norm
ambulatory
able to walk
acrimony
bitter in speech and action
cacophony
harsh, clashing sound
torpor
listless, lacking energy
deplorable
regrettable
decorous
dignified or civilized
amass
to gather or hoard
caustic
corrosive; sarcastic
influx
an inward rush of something
euphoria
extreme happiness or bliss
choleric
irritable
anomaly
an unusual thing or event
respite
a rest or break in the action
itinerant
traveling from place to place
attrition
wearing away
atrophy
to waste away or weaken
transgression
a sin; an illegal act
porous
having pores or holes
altruistic
selfless, generous
bulwark
wall of protection, person who protects others
serene
peaceful
lethargic
lazy or lacking energy
inert
not changing
static
not changing
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