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61 terms

sat 8

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idiosyncrasy
a trait peculiar to an individual
censorious
highly critical
consternation
a state of dismay and confusion
didactic and edify
intended to teach
elucidate
to make clear
effusive
unrestrained praise
prolific
productive
furor
commotion, uproar
paranoia
irrational fear
marginal
of secondary importance
obfuscate
to deliberately confuse
flummox
to confuse, perplex
spate
a large number
ineffable
indescribable
histrionic
excessively dramatic
placate
to appease, soothe
eschew
to avoid, shun
stopgap
a temporary solution to an urgent demand
flotsam
debris, floating wreckage
restitution
the act of compensating for a loss or damage
churlish, sullen, surly
ill tempered, rude
disquieting
disturbing, upsetting, causing unease
ornate
elaborate and expensive decorations, lavish
execrable, odious, repugnant
repulsive, detestable, repulsive
perspicacious, prescient, discerning
insightful, perceptive
eclectic
coming from a variety of sources
hiatus
a gap or break
vertiginous
suffering from dizziness, having vertigo
esoteric, arcane
obscure, knowledge known only to few
supercilious
disdain, arrogant superiority
cupidity
avarice, greedy
underwrite
to assume financial responsibility
discomfited
uneasy, embarrassed
taciturn
quiet, uncommunicative
sinecure
an easy job
lugubrious
sad and mournful
cosmopolitan
worldly and sophisticated
provincial, parochial, insular
narrow minded, limited in perspective
fecund
intellectually productive and inventive
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
guile
cunning, deceit
sanguine
confident, optimistic
scintillating
sparkling, brilliantly clever
pristine
pure, untouched
rampant
unchecked, unrestrained
pernicious
injurious, harmful
oblivious
lacking awareness
refractory
resistant to authority
garrulous, verbose, loquacious
talkative
convivial
fond of partying
brusque and curt
abrupt and discourteous
tepid
lukewarm, half-hearted
protean
constantly changing
solicitous
showing great care, attentive
disingenuous
not straightforward, insincere
venerate, revere
to regard with great respect
contentious
quarrelsome, argumentative
preclude
to make impossible, rule out, prevent
compunction, contrition, remorse
regretful
demography
the study of characteristics of human populations
axiom, aphorism
a universally accepted statement