SAT Vocab 9

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SAT Vocab 9
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  1. provocative
    • (adj) appealing
    • The lecture was far from provocative, producing a feeling of apathy.
  2. apathy
    • (n) absence of interest, passion, or emotion
    • The lecture was far from provocative, producing a feeling of apathy.
  3. revered
    • (v) to regard with respect
    • Famous athletes are often revered by their young fans.
  4. innovative
    • (adj) using new methods; inventive; creative
    • The innovative manager turned the faltering company around.
  5. subtle
    • (adj) difficult to detect or understand; not obvious
    • His subtle sales approach fooled the executives.
  6. enigma
    • (n) a puzzling situation; mystery
    • The team was an enigma; when it would play well was unpredictable.
  7. provincial
    • (adj) narrowminded
    • Many of you can be considered provincial; your interests and views are very limited.
  8. eccentric
    • (adj) odd; unusual
    • The eccentric Miss Havisham stopped all her clocks.
  9. benevolent
    • (adj) charitable; expressing goodwill
    • Mrs. Joe and Uncle Pumblechook were far from benevolent.
  10. pious
    • (adj) religious
    • The pious man went to church faithfully.
  11. conciliate
    • (v) to make compatible
    • He tried to conciliate his discordant brothers.
  12. servile
    • (adj) overly obedient
    • His servile wife jumped at his every desire.
  13. acute
    • (adj) sharp
    • Her acute remarks about the difficult poem impressed the class.
  14. anarchy
    • (n) absense of government
    • An anarchy ruled when the government was overthrown.
  15. virulent
    • (adj) highly infective
    • The virulent disease spread quickly.
  16. exemplary
    • (adj) commendable
    • Her exemplary behavior was lauded by all.
  17. lauded
    • (v) to praise
    • Her exemplary behavior was lauded by all.
  18. fastidious
    • (adj) hard to please
    • The thorough and fastidious teacher scrutinized each composition.
  19. scrutinized
    • (v) to examine in detail
    • The thorough and fastidious teacher scrutinized each composition.
  20. repudiated
    • (v) to reject with denial
    • He repudiated all debts incurred by his wife.
  21. profuse
    • (adj) abundant
    • The manager was profuse in his praise of the diligent rookie who made the team despite all his shortcomings.
  22. diligent
    • (adj) persistent in effort
    • The manager was profuse in his praise of the diligent rookie who made the team despite all his shortcomings.
  23. superficial
    • (adj) not thorough
    • His superficial analysis failed to consider the article's subtleties.
  24. subtleties
    • (n) underlieing messages; innuendo
    • His superficial analysis failed to consider the article's subtleties.
  25. prodigal
    • (adj) recklessly wasteful
    • The prodigal son soon squandered his inheritance.
  26. squandered
    • (v) to spend money
    • The prodigal son soon squandered his inheritance.
  27. aesthetic
    • (adj) having a sense of beauty and art
    • His aesthetic nature caused him to visit museums around the world.
  28. augmented
    • (v) to enlarge
    • He augmented his income by working a second job.

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