SAT words

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SAT words
2011-12-28 19:21:49
SAT words vocabulary study suzanna arul

SAT words
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  1. Abashed
    to make somebody feel ashamed, embarrassed, or uncomfortable
  2. Abate
    To reduce; become less
  3. Abetted
    to assist somebody to do something, especially something illegal
  4. Abeyant
    suspension of activity
  5. Abhorrent:
    arousing strong feelings of repugnance or disapproval
  6. Abide
    to remain; continue; stay
  7. Abject
    utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched:
  8. ablution
    a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as areligious ritual.
  9. abominable
    repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome
  10. abrogated
    to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal
  11. abstemious
    sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate indiet.
  12. abstruse
    hard to understand; recondite; esoteric
  13. abysmal
    immeasurably deep or great
  14. accede
    to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent
  15. acclimated
    to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate orenvironment; adapt.
  16. accolades
    any award, honor, or laudatory notice
  17. accosted
    represented as side by side
  18. accrete
    to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to ).
  19. acerbic
    sour or astringent in taste
  20. acme
    the highest point; summit; peak
  21. acolytes
    an altar attendant in public worship
  22. acquiescence
    the act or condition of acquiescing or giving tacit assent;agreement or consent by silence or without objection;compliance (usually followed by to or in )
  23. acrid
    sharp or biting to the taste or smell
  24. acuity
    sharpness; acuteness; keenness
  25. acumen
    keen insight; shrewdness:
  26. addled
    to make or become confused
  27. adduced
    to bring forward in argument or as evidence
  28. adherents
    a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower.
  29. adjourned
    to temporarily end something such as a meeting or a trial
  30. admonitions
    a warning about someone’s behavior
  31. adroitly
    clever or skillful
  32. adulation
    great praise or admiration, especially for someone who is famous
  33. adversity
    a difficult period in your life in which you have many problems
  34. advocate
    to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things
  35. aegis
    under the protection or authority of a particular group, government, or person
  36. affable
    friendly, relaxed, and easy to talk to
  37. affluent
    rich enough to buy things for pleasure
  38. agape
    a mouth that is agape is wide open, usually in surprise
  39. aggrandizement
    an increase in power or importance that is not deserved or reasonable
  40. aide-de-camp
    a military officer whose job is to help an officer of higher rank
  41. alacrity
    quickly and with enthusiasm
  42. albeit
    used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it
  43. allay
    To make someone less nervous or upset
  44. allegorgy (allegorical)
    a story, play, or poem in which the events and characters are used as symbols in order to express amoral, religious, or political idea
  45. alma mater
    the high school, college, or university where you were a student
  46. alms
    money, food, or clothes given to poor people
  47. aloof
    someone who is aloof, or who remains or stays aloof from something, is not friendly or does not wantto be involved in something
  48. also-ran
    someone who is not successful, especially someone who loses an election or competition
  49. altercation
    a noisy argument
  50. altruistically
    thinking or behaving in a way that shows you care about other people and their interests more thanyou care about yourself
  51. amalgam
    a combination of two or more things
  52. ambient
    existing or present around you
  53. ambivalent
    feeling two different things about someone or something at the same time, for example that you likethem and dislike them
  54. ambrosial
    food that tastes very good
  55. ameliorate
    to improve something, or to make it less severe
  56. amenity
    something that makes it comfortable or enjoyable to live or work somewhere
  57. amiable
    friendly and pleasant
  58. amicable
    friendly and without arguments
  59. amorphous
    with no clear shape, design, or structure
  60. anachromism
    something that is no longer suitable for or relevant to modern times
  61. anathema
    something that you strongly dislike or strongly disagree with
  62. anemic
    weak or not effective
  63. animosity
    a strong feeling of disliking someone or something
  64. annihilated
    to destroy a group of people or things completely
  65. anodyne
    containing nothing that will offend anyone or cause disagreements, and therefore rather boring
  66. anomaly
    something unusual, unexpected, or different from what normally happens
  67. antebellum
    happening or existing in the U.S. in the period before the start of the Civil War in 1861
  68. antediluvian
    very old or old-fashioned
  69. antipathy
    disliking somone or something.
  70. apace
    very quickly
  71. apathetically
    not at all interested in or enthusiastic about anything, and not willing to make any effort to change things
  72. apex
    the top or highest part of something that ends in a point
  73. aphoristic
    a confident relaxed manner when dealing with a difficult situation
  74. apocryphal
    probably not true, but believed by a lot of people to be true
  75. apogee
    the time when something is at its most successful or important