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SAT Words 11-15

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endemic
belonging to a particular area, inherent
enervate
to weaken, sap strength from
engender
to produce, cause, bring about
enigmatic
puzzling, inexplicable
ennui
boredom, lack of interest and energy
ensconce
to settle comfortably into a place
ephemeral
momentary, transient feeling
equivocal
ambiguous, open to 2 interpretations and intended to mislead
equivocate
to use vague or ambiguous language intentionally
erudite
learned, scholarly
eschew
to abstain from, avoid
esoteric
understood by only a learned few
exasperation
irritation
exculpate
to clear of blame or fault, vindicate
exigent
urgent, excessively demanding
extol
to praise
extricate
to free from, disentangle
facility
aptitude, ease of doing something
fallacious
wrong, unsound, illogical
fallow
uncultivated, unused
fastidious
careful with details
fatuous
stupid, foolishly self satisfied
feckless
ineffective, careless, irresponsible
fecund
fertile,fruitfull,productive
flaccid
limp, flabby, weak
fortuitous
happening by luck, fortunate
fractious
unruly, rebellious
fulsome
sickeningly expressive, repulsive
furtive
secret, stealthy
gall
to exacerbate, irritate
garrulous
very talkitive
gnostic
having to do with knowledge
grandiose
magnificent and imposing, exaggerated and pretentious
gross
total before deductions
guile
trickery, deception
hackneyed
worn out by overuse
hapless
unfortunate, having bad luck
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure as a goal
hegemony
leadership, domination usually by country
husband
to farm, manage carefully and thriftily
iconoclast
one who attacks traditional beliefs
ignominious
disgraceful and dishonorable
ilk
type or kind
immutable
unchangeable, invariable
impecunious
poor, having no money
imperious
arrogantly self- assured, domineering, overbearing
impetuous
quick to act without thinking
importune
to ask repeatedly, beg
impugn
to call into question, attack verbally
inane
foolish, silly, lacking significance
incense
to infuriate, enrage
inchoate
imperfectly formed or formulated
incisive
perceptive, penetrating
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected
inculpate
to blame, charge with a crime
indignant
very poor