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SAT Vocab lessons 2-6_no_alph.

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Antiquated
obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable
Arable
fit for plowing, tillable
Ascendancy
domination; growing power
Atrophy
to waste away, to wither
Clandestine
secret
Conciliate
to reconcile, to pacify, to renew a friendship
Cursory
superficial, casual, hastily done
Derision
scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
Enmity
absolute hatred
Extricate
to free, to disentangle
Forbearance
patience, lenience
Frivolous
lacking in seriousness or importance
Garrulous
talkative, rambling
Impetuous
violent, hasty, rash, impulsive
Industrious
skillfully busy or occupied
Infamous
having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad
Insolence
insulting or contemptuous behavior
Levity
excessive frivolity, flippancy
Oblivion
state of being forgotten
Paradoxical
something that appears false or contradictory but is actually correct
Perjury
false testimony under oath
Rancor
bitter deep-seated ill will, enmity
Sycophant
a self-serving flatterer, a brownnoser
Vacillating
changing, fluctuating
Vivid
bright, distinct, and clear
acrimonious
caustic
ameliorate
to make better, to relieve, to imporve
amendable
open to or willing to follow advice or suggestion, tractable, malleable
amorphous
shaplesss, having no definite form
buoyant
capable of floating; cheerful
cajole
to persuade with deliberate flattery, to coax, to wheedle
calamity
a serious event causing distress or misfortune
debase
to reduce in dignity or quality
efface
to erase, to wear away
elucidate
to make clear, to explain
ephemeral
lasting a short period of time, fleeting
ferocity
savagery
flourish
to thrive, to grow well
haughty
arrogant, exxessively proud and vain
impervious
incapable of being entered or penetrated, not capable of being damaged
inane
lacking significance, meaning, or point; silly, insipid
indolence
laziness
infallible
incapable of error
inscrutable
difficult to understand; mysterious
languid
slow, sluggish, listless, weak
malice
desire to harm others
oblique
slanting, indirect, evasive, devious, misleading
opulence
wealth, affluence, abundance
penitent
showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentant
perfunctory
acting routinely with little interest or care
Aesthetic
relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art
Aloof
apart, indifferent
Archaic
antiquated, old, out of use
Assuage
to ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome, to calm
belic
to contradict, to give a false impression
contentious
quarrelsome, stirring controversy
daunt
to intimidate, to dismay
debilitate
to weaken, to enfeeble
discord
lack of agreement, tension, strife
dissemination
the act of spreading widly; scattering
dogmatic
strongly opinionated in am unwarranted manner
duplicity
double-dealing, hypoerisy
egocentric
self-centered, selfish
euphemism
substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is offensive
gluttonous
greedy for food and drink
mundane
ordinary, commonplace
ominous
threatening
petulance
unreasonable touchiness or irritability
pompous
exxaggerated show of dignity or self-importance, bombastic
precocious
exceptionally early in development or occurrence
slothful
lazy, indolent
trivia
insignificant matters
verbose
wordy, very talkative
virulent
extremely poisonous; hateful
volatile
quickly changeable, easily vaporized
Abstruse
difficult to understand
affable
friendly
audacity
excessive boldness
contrite
extremely apologetic
credulous
believing on slight evidence
depravity
moral corruption
deprecate
disapprove regretfully
didactic
instructive
dormant
inactive
enigmatic
mysterious
erudite
scholarly
exotic
foreign
fuse
to mix or to join
immutable
unchanging
incorrigible
incapable of being reformed
loathe
detest
mitigate
become less harsh
nullify
not to be in effect
pacifistic
opposed war
pretentious
extravagant outward show
prologue
introductory remarks
recant
withdraw, repudiate a statement of belief
servile
overly submissive
trepidation
fear, trembling, agitation
antithesis
a direct opposite
ascend
move upward
austere
strick, stern
autonomous
self-contained
banal
common, ordinary
benign
not causing harm
capricious
fickle
dawdle
waste time
defamation
ruining reputation
esoteric
understood by small group
exacerbate
aggravate
extol
praise
fastidious
demanding attitude
furtive
stealthy
gregarious
sociable
hypocrite
insincere
innate
existing from both born, inborn
lethargic
sluggish
melancholy
depression of spirits
opaque
hard to understand
prolific
abundantly fruitful
reprove
to scold
symmetry
balanced proportions
tranquil
peaceful
venerate
to honor, revere