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SAT vocab word
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  1. abhor
    to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
  2. adulation
    to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
  3. amicable
    • adjective
    • characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.
  4. anachronism
    • noun
    • something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time
  5. apprehensive
    • adj
    • uneasy or fearful about something that might happen:
  6. auspicious
    • adj
    • promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable:
  7. boorishness
    • adj
    • unmannered; crude; insensitive.
  8. cartography
    • noun
    • the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
  9. cathartic
    the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions,
  10. censure
    • verb
    • criticize
  11. collusion
    • noun
    • a secret agreement,
  12. consummate
    • v
    • to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
  13. cursory
    • adj
    • going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial
  14. decorous
    • adjective
    • characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character,
  15. deride
    • verb
    • to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
  16. destitution
    • noun
    • lack of the means of subsistence; utter poverty.
  17. diffidence
    • noun
    • lack of the means of subsistence; utter poverty.
  18. disparage
    • v
    • to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle:
  19. dogmatic
    • adj
    • opinionated.
  20. eclectic
    • adj
    • selecting or choosing from various sources.
  21. eloquent
    • adj
    • having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech:
  22. elucidate
    • v
    • to make lucid or clear
  23. embody
    • v
    • to give a concrete form to
  24. equanimity
    • noun
    • mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
  25. equitable
    • adj
    • characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable:
  26. equivocal
    • adj
    • not determined
  27. eulogy
    • noun
    • high praise or commendation.
  28. evanescent
    • adj
    • vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
  29. exemplary
    • adj
    • worthy of imitation; commendable:
  30. felicitous
    • adj
    • well-suited for the occasion
  31. florid
    • adj
    • reddish; ruddy; rosy:
  32. frugal
    • adj
    • prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful:
  33. hedonist
    • n
    • a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification.
  34. holistic
    • adj
    • incorporating the concept of holism in theory or practice:
  35. ideologue
    • n
    • a person who zealously advocates an ideology.
  36. idiosyncratic
    • adj
    • pertaining to the nature of idiosyncrasy, or something peculiar to an individual:
  37. impetuous
    • adj
    • of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive:
  38. impregnable
    • adj
    • not to be overcome or overthrown
  39. incisive
    • adj
    • remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute:
  40. ineffable
    • adj
    • incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible:
  41. intrepid
    • adj
    • resolutely fearless; dauntless
  42. laggard
    • n
    • lingerer; loiterer.
  43. laud
    • verb
    • praise
  44. lucid
    • adj
    • easily understood
  45. malleable
    adaptable
  46. mundane
    • adj
    • common, ordinary
  47. nefarious
    • adj
    • extremely wicked or villanous
  48. obstinate
    • adj
    • not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty
  49. obstreperous
    • adj
    • resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
  50. polarization
    • n
    • a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions
  51. precocious
    • adj
    • prematurely developed,
  52. prosaic
    • adj
    • commonplace or dull;
  53. quell
    • verb
    • to suppress; put an end to; extinguish
  54. rancor
    • noun
    • bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
  55. rebuke
    • verb
    • to express sharp, stern disapproval of;
  56. refute
    • v
    • to prove to be false or erroneous
  57. sanguine
    • adj
    • cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition;
  58. staid
    • adj
    • fixed, settled, or permanent.
  59. superfluous
    • adj
    • being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
  60. venerate
    • v
    • to regard or treat with reverence; revere.
  61. vindicate
    • verb
    • to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like:
  62. vindictive
    • adj
    • disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful:
  63. zealous
    • adj
    • full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.

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