100 terms

SAT Vocab 7

601-700
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acquiesce
to accept without protest; to agree or submit
lampoon
ridicule with satire
epicure
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
boorish
ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
epistle
long instructive letter
terse
brief and to the point
acrophobia
a morbid fear of great heights
acuity
a quick and penetrating intelligence
hidebound
stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded
polemical
of or involving dispute or controversy
languish
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
ponderous
having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
brevity
the attribute of being brief or fleeting
pontificate
talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner
tirade
a speech of violent denunciation
bristle
to react in an angry or offended manner
hoary
showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair
brusque
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
defoliate
strip the leaves or branches from
obviate
to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
poseur
a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
torpid
slow and apathetic
bulwark
a protective structure of stone or concrete
posterity
future generations, all descendants of a person
rife
common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete
torpor
a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
posthumous
occurring or coming into existence after a person's death
totter
move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
burgeon
to grow and flourish
allay
lessen the intensity of or calm
byline
the line that tells you who wrote an article
demur
to object or take exception to; an objection
liniment
medicinal liquid used externally to ease pain
ruse
a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
omniscient
all-knowing
saccharin
sickly sweet; falsely sweet
onerous
troublesome or oppressive; burdensome
preamble
an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
altruistic
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
onus
a burden; a responsibility
callow
lacking experience of life
precedent
an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
exegesis
an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
salacious
characterized by lust
precept
rule of personal conduct
ordain
order by virtue of superior authority
sallow
yellowish
salubrious
promoting health
truant
someone who shirks duty
ambulatory
able to walk about
capacious
spacious
exhaustive
complete and thorough
impious
lacking due respect, dutifulness, or piety
precipitous
done with very great haste and without due deliberation
salutary
beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
exonerate
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges, exculpate
carping
persistent petty and unjustified criticism
desist
to stop; discontinue
lummox
an awkward stupid person
sanction
official permission or approval
turpitude
a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
expatriate
voluntarily absent from home or country
tyro
a beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill
amity
a state of friendship and cordiality
castigate
to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
incantation
ritual chant; spell
catharsis
purging of emotional tensions
overwrought
deeply agitated especially from emotion
unalloyed
undiluted, pure, of high quality
caucus
a closed political meeting
exposition
a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
incessant
occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted
prerogative
a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
savant
a person of extensive learning; an eminent scholar
incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
palisade
fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
prescient
perceiving the significance of events before they occur
cavalcade
procession of vehicles
extradite
hand over to the authorities of another country
magnate
a very wealthy or powerful businessman
presentiment
a vague sense of approaching misfortune
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
maladroit
clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
palpable
capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
unfetter
liberate; free from chains
extrinsic
external; not essential or inherent; extraneous
prevaricate
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
unfrock
to remove a priest from his position
fallacious
based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information
malefactor
evildoer; criminal
malinger
avoid responsibilities and duties by pretending to be ill
charlatan
one who pretends to have knowledge in order to swindle others
chary
characterized by great cautious and wariness
dilatory
inclined to cause delay, as a tactic
prodigal
marked by rash extravagance
sequester
take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
fastidious
giving and careful attention to detail
prodigious
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
upshot
outcome; final result
anthropocentrism
putting man at the center of one's philosophy