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SAT Vocab 2

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potentate
monarch
orthodox
agreeing to the tradional and established
insular
isolated
idiosyncrasy
characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
gaffe
clumsy social error
esoteric
understood by only a small group
derivative
something that comes from another source
cosmopolitan
worldly
autonomy
independence
assimilate
to make or become absorbed
arcane
known by only a few
renounce
to give up, especially by formal announcement
vituperative
marked by harshly abusive unaproval
circumscribe
draw a circle around; restrict
contiguous
sharing an edge or boundary
conciliatory
appeasing, soothing
credible
capable of being believed
exonerate
to free from blame
incontrovertible
obviously true
indict
to officially charge with wrongdoing
litigious
tendancy to engage in lawsuits
partisan
biased in support of a party, group, or cause
parity
equality
rectitude
being morally correct in judgement
sanctimonious
thinking you are better than others
scrupulous
principled
repudiate
to refuse to believe
remiss
slacking off
veracity
truthfulness
substantiate
to support with proof or evidence
vindicate
to free from blame
solicitous
concerned
castigate
to scold
censure
to issue official blame
denounce
to condemn openly
reclusive
preferring isolation
relinquish
give up or retire from