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18 terms

SAT: Vocab Words 1

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Anarchist
person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
Articulate
effective; distinct
Abridge
condense or shorten
Adulation
flattery; admiration
Advocate
urge; plead for
Abstract
theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
Aesthetic
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful
Adversary
opponent
Acclaim
applaud; announce with great approval
Adversity
poverty; misfortune
Affirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Ambiguous
Unclear or doubtful in meaning
Altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
Arbitrary
capricious; randomly chosen; tyrannical
Ambivalence
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
Alleviate
relieve
Ascendancy
controlling influence; domination
Apathy
lack of caring; indifference