SAT Vocab 7

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SAT Vocab 7
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English 10A SAT vocab 7
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  1. corporeal
    • (adj) tangible
    • He wanted corporeal rewards for his performance; kudos were not enough.
  2. kudos
    • (n) glory; fame
    • He wanted corporeal rewards for his performance; kudos were not enough.
  3. graphic
    • (adj) vivid; realistic detail
    • For a graphic picture of overcrowding, come to lunch at the NQHS cafeteria.
  4. pernicious
    • (adj) very harmful; destructive
    • There are few things more pernicious than a bomb in the hands of a terrorist.
  5. parried
    • (v)to ward off; to evade
    • The bullfighter parried the bull's charge with a skillful maneuver.
  6. wielded
    • (v) to handle effectively with skill
    • Bobby Orr wielded a stick with amazing grace, daunting many opponents.
  7. daunting
    • (v) to intimidate
    • Bobby Orr wielded a stick with amazing grace, daunting many opponents.
  8. innnuendo
    • (n) an indirect reference; a hint or sly remark
    • Many politicans resort to innuendo when they do not dare to speak directly.
  9. acquiesce
    • (v) to agree without enthusiasm/protest
    • Most students acquiesce to the Deans' wishes.
  10. contrite
    • (adj) having deep sorrow for having done wrong
    • Becky was not contrite after killing her teacher; Kristin, however, condoled for days.
  11. condoled
    • (v) to express sympathy; grieve
    • Becky was not contrite after killing her teacher; Kristin, however, condoled for days.
  12. elided
    • (v) to leave out
    • The newspaper editor elided all profanity from the letter before printing it.
  13. genteel
    • (adj) polite or well-bred
    • Many genteel people have lived on Beacon Hill for years.
  14. contentious
    • (adj) quarrelsome
    • You are unlikely to gain any concessions from such a contentious and obdurate person.
  15. obdurate
    • (adj) stubborn
    • You are unlikely to gain any concessions from such a contentious and obdurate person.
  16. impalpable
    • (adj) intangible
    • She has the impalpable qualities necessary to get along with all types of people.
  17. savant
    • (n) a learned person; expert
    • She had the reputation of being a savant in the area of Puritan literature.
  18. accede
    • (v) to agree
    • You will accede to my wishes immediately.
  19. stringent
    • (adj) strict
    • NQHS has stringent rules about burning books in the classroom.
  20. corroborate
    • (v) to confirm; support
    • The editor wouldn't allow the story to be published until the reporter could corroborate his claims.
  21. charlatan
    • (n) a fraud
    • The charlatan convinced people his special vitamins would keep them young.
  22. quagmire
    • (n) a bad situation; dilemma
    • Those who warned that our involvement in Vietnam would become a quagmire turned out to be prophetic.
  23. prophetic
    • (adj) predictive
    • Those who warned that our involvement in Vietnam would become a quagmire turned out to be prophetic.
  24. portly
    • (adj) heavy; fat
    • The portly gourmand made only a perfunctory effort to lose weight.
  25. gourmand
    • (n) one who is fond of good food and drink excessively
    • The portly gourmand made only a perfunctory effort to lose weight.
  26. perfunctory
    • (adj) without care or interest
    • The portly gourmand made only a perfunctory effort to lose weight.
  27. sycophantic
    • (adj) flattering
    • The king enjoyed the sycophantic attention of his followers.

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