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SAT Prep Vocab

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amiable
friendly
affable
friendly
gregarious
sociable
garrulous
talkative
loquacious
talkative
dogmatic
stubborn
reticent
silent
taciturn
silent
verbose
wordy
trite
cliché
banal
overused
hackneyed
overused
whimsical
odd
capricious
odd
aesthetic
referring to love of beauty or art
dubious
doubtful
feasible
possible
plausible
reasonable
concise
to the point
terse
to the point, brief
curtail
to reduce
altruism
unselfishness
ameliorate
to improve
augment
to increase
anarchy
chaos
discern
to understand
empathy
understanding
apathy
indifference
arrogant
conceited
pompous
arrogant
haughty
arrogant
bombastic
using pompous language
superficial
surface
dilatory
tending to procrastinate
diligent
hard-working
assiduous
attentive
disparage
to put down
disdain
dislike, scorn
mercurial
changeable
volatile
changeable
malicious
intending evil
beneficial
good
euphoria
wellbeing
candid
open, honest
cogent
convincing, persuasive
torpid
lethargic, sluggish
spurious
false
meticulous
overly concerned with detail
fastidious
hard to please
refute
to disprove
laudable
praiseworthy
parody
humorous imitation of serious work
parity
equality
disparity
inequality
docile
obedient
transient
not permanent, short lived
transitory
not permanent, short lived
ephemeral
short lived
evanescent
fleeting, short lived
lucid
clear
imperious
bossy
ominous
threatening, boding evil
verify
to confirm
substantiate
to confirm
eclectic
drawing from a variety of sources
gratuitous
given free but unnecessary
paucity
scarcity, lack of
dearth
scarcity, lack of
culpable
blameworthy, guilty
vindicate
to free of blame
surreptitious
secretive
clandestine
secretive
furtive
secretive
stealthy
secretive
pejorative
with unpleasant connotation
mercenary
done for money
decorous
to lessen severity
brusque
rudely belief
superfluous
extra, unnecessary
prodigal
wasteful
impetuous
impulsive
anomaly
an irregularity
reverent
showing respect
pious
holy
pragmatic
practical
innocuous
innocent, harmless
enigma
a puzzle
vacuous
empty, lacking intelligence
predilection
a liking for something
proclivity
inclination, tendency
ambivalent
having two different feelings
ambiguous
having more than one meaning, obscure
vague
unclear
cordial
pleasant, warm
exacerbate
to make worse
fortuitous
by chance
valid
true, capable of being justified
censor
to suppress parts considered acceptable
censure
to criticize harshly
aversion
disinclination
ingenuous
naive
disingenuous
not naive, sophisticated
enervate
to weaken
deleterious
harmful
omniscient
all knowing
ubiquitous
everywhere
omnipotent
all-powerful
destitute
poor, in great need
defer
to give into somebody out of respect
dilettante
an amateur
competent
capable, skillful
pedantic
overly scholarly
didactic
overly inclined to teach or moralize
reproach
petty, not important
trivial
not important, petty
erratic
inconsistent
biased
prejudiced
prudent
wise
disseminate
to scatter
florid
calm
desolate
unpopulated
demise
death, downfall
desultory
aimless
placid
calm
acerbity
sour, severity
caustic
burning, severe
eccentric
odd
diffident
shy, timid
impudent
bold
audacious
bold
effrontery
boldness
avarice
greed
scorn
dislike
extenuating
reasonable excuse for doing something
blatant
obvious
egregious
outstandingly bad
erudite
scholarly
engender
to cause
expiate
to try to make up for
epicurean
one who lives for pleasure
eulogy
good works of praise at a funeral
soporific
causing sleep
profound
deep, learned
rational
reasonable
efface
to destroy
exonerate
to free from blame
enhance
to better
emulate
to imitate
euphemism
good way of saying something bad
belligerent
quarrelsome
equivocal
to use words deceptively
extol
to praise
assuage
to smooth over
mollify
to calm down
timorous
timid
esoteric
understood by only a few, secretive
exasperate
to frustrate
vicarious
obtained through the experience of another
endorse
to approve
charlatan
imposter
coalesce
to join in union
inculpate
to blame
exculpate
remove from guilt
sanguine
optimistic
sanguinary
bloody
rancor
deep seated hatred
elicit
to evoke
illicit
illegal
espouse
to support
zeal
enthusiasm
estranged
to be alienated from
adverse
opposed to
effusion
a gushing of something
ascetic
one who practices self denial
credible
plausible, believable
credulous
gullible
insipid
tasteless, bland
archaic
old
arcane
mysterious
adamant
stubborn
dolorous
sorrowful
vivacious
lively
adept
skillful
arid
dry
sagacious
wise
forensic
characteristic of a law court or public debate
defame
to speak ill of, to slander
euphony
good sounding, pleasant
cacophony
harsh sounding
trepidation
fear
retrograde
going backward
gainsay
to deny
obstinate
stubborn
obdurate
stubborn
intransigent
stubborn
ebullient
boiling with optimism
laconic
brief
acquiesce
to accept
embellish
to decorate
hedonist
one who lives for pleasure
heterogeneous
of different kinds
homogeneous
of one kind
haggard
wild looking
heinous
horrible
hyperbole
overstatement
ennui
boredom
nebulous
cloudy, vague
heretic
one who is unorthodox
hallow
to sanctify
obscure
unclear
conspicuous
obvious
implacable
unyielding
incarceration
act of being imprisoned
indolent
lazy
impute
charge someone
luminous
light
factious
quarrelsome
fallacious
incorrect
fallow
unused
familial
relating to family
fecund
fertile
feign
to pretend
fey
magical
fickle
whimsical, changeable
fidelity
loyalty
figurative
symbolic
flabbergasted
shoked
flaccid
limp
fluctuate
to change
foment
to instigate
forestall
to delay
forlorn
lonely
formidable
powerful
fortify
to strengthen
fortitude
strength
frenetic
hectic
fret
to worry
frugal
conservative with money
fuse
to join together
genteel
proper
grandiose
large or grand
grave
serious
gregarious
sociable
grim
harsh
guile
cunning
gullible
easily deceived
hail
to salute
hapless
unlucky
harsh
severe
harrowing
distressing
hasty
hurried
hedonist
one who lives for pleasure
histrionic
dramatic
illusory
deceptive
imbue
to saturate
imminent
likely to occur
immutable
permanent
impervious
unaffected
implement
a tool
impudent
rude
inauspicious
ominous
incessant
constant
inconspicuous
hidden
indelible
long lasting
indict
to accuse
indignation
extreme anger
infuse
to inject
innocuous
harmless
inimical
hostile
integrity
honesty
inundate
to flood
inveterate
habitual
judicious
careful
irate
anger
irascible
easily angered
lachrymose
teary eyed
laconic
concise
lament
to express grief
latent
present but hidden
laudable
worthy of praise
lenient
not strict
lethargic
sluggish
lewd
rude
lithe
flexible
loathe
to hate
loquacious
talkative
lucid
clear
lull
a calm period
magnanimous
generous
malaise
feeling of discomfort
malevolent
evil
malign
slander
malleable
bendable
manifest
to show clearly
mar
to ruin
marvel
to wonder
maxim
a common saying, usually of advice
maudlin
sentimental
meager
sparse
mediate
to intervene
mendacious
deceitful
meek
submissive
merit
praise
meritorious
deserving praise
mimic
to imitate
minutiae
small details
mitigate
to lessen the severity of
modicum
small amount
monotonous
unvarying
morose
gloomy
mundane
ordinary
munificent
generous
mutable
able to be changed
myopic
short sighted
myriad
consisting of many
nebulous
vague
nefarious
wicked, evil
notorious
known for something negative