SAT vocab 11

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SAT vocab 11
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  1. arrogant
    • (adj) bossy
    • Estella's arrogant manner made her seem even more unreachable to young Pip.
  2. avarice
    • (n) extreme greed
    • Joe did not display any avarice; he was satisfied that only Pip would be rewarded by Miss Havisham.
  3. averse
    • (adj) having a strong opposition; unwilling
    • Mr. Jaggers was averse to revealing the source of Pip's expectations.
  4. callous
    • (adj) emotionally hardened; unfeeling; unsympathetic
    • The beautiful Estella's callous manner hurt Pip, for he yearned for her love.
  5. demeanor
    • (n) behavior
    • Joe's demeanor would never be suitable for Pip's new world.
  6. exultant
    • (adj) triumphant
    • Pip was exultant when he learned of his expectations but he was indignant when he realized Miss Havisham had been leading him on.
  7. indignant
    • (adj) angry
    • Pip was exultant when he learned of his expectations but he was indignant when he realized Miss Havisham had been leading him on.
  8. pugilists
    • (n) fighters
    • When Pip met the Pale Young Gentleman, they both became pugilists.
  9. imperious
    • (adj) tyrannical
    • Jaggers had an imperious manner; he was everybody's master.
  10. penitent
    • (adj) contrite; sorrowful
    • Miss Havisham's penitent feelings caused her to ask for forgiveness.
  11. pilfer
    • (v) to steal
    • Pip had to pilfer small amounts of food for Magwitch.
  12. repugnance
    • (n) strong objection
    • When Pip discovered that Magwitch was his benefactor, Pip was overcome with repugnance for this monstrous creature.
  13. domineering
    • (adj) tyrannical; imperious
    • The domineering Jaggers demonstrated his power over Molly.
  14. circumspectly
    • (adv) cautiously
    • Pip behaved circumspectly when danger loomed for Magwitch.
  15. supercilious
    • (adj) arrogant; scornful;
    • Estella's supercilious manner tormented Pip
  16. sanguine
    • (adj) optimistic; hopeful
    • Pip's sanguine expectations were ruined by the reappearance of Magwitch.
  17. sequestered
    • (v) to isolate
    • Miss Havisham sequestered herself in her decaying room.
  18. urbane
    • (adj) elegant; genteel
    • Young Pip did not have an urbane manner.
  19. gaunt
    • (adj) skinny
    • Miss Havisham appeared gaunt and haggard from years of deprivation.
  20. haggard
    • (adj) weak; worn out
    • Miss Havisham appeared gaunt and haggard from years of deprivation.
  21. felicity
    • (n) happiness
    • Pip's felicity did not last as long as he expected.
  22. ambivalent
    • (adj) conflicting
    • Pip's feelings about Joe became ambivalent when Pip went to London.
  23. fabricated
    • (adj) fake; apocryphal
    • Compeyson's fabricated story was believed by the judge, causing a serious rift with Magwitch.
  24. rift
    • (n) a gap in friendly relations
    • Compeyson's fabricated story was believed by the judge, causing a serious rift with Magwitch.
  25. gregarious
    • (adj) sociable; friendly
    • The reclusive Miss havisham was far from gregarious.
  26. extemporaneous
    • (adj) spoken without planning or preparation
    • Pip's extemporaneous tale about what happened at Miss Havisham's house during his first visit impressed Mrs. Joe.
  27. vicariously
    • (adj) in place of another
    • Just as Miss Havisham lived vicariously through Estella, Magwitch did through Pip.
  28. mitigate
    • (v) to lessen
    • Jaggers could do nothing to mitigate Magwitch's sentence once he was captured.
  29. ensconced
    • (v) to hide securely
    • Herbert ensconced Magwitch at Clara's house in order to keep him safe.

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