Pre AP English 11 SAT Word Study Unit II

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Pre AP English 11 SAT Word Study Unit II
2012-10-23 20:24:03
SAT Vocabulary

English SAT vocabulary
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  1. adjourn
    • (v) to stop preceedings temporaritly; move to another place
    • syn: postpone, suspend,discontinue
    • ant: open, call to order
  2. alien
    • (n) a citizen of another country (adj) foreign, strange
    • syn: (adj) exotic, unfamiliar
    • ant: (adj) native, endemic, familiar
  3. comely
    • (adj) having a pleasing appearance
    • syn: good-looking, attractive, bonny
    • ant: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
  4. compensate
    • (v) to make up for; to repay for services
    • syn: pay back, reimburse, recompensate
    • ant: fail to reward, stiff
  5. dissolute
    • (adj) loose in one's morals or behavior
    • syn: disspipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt
    • ant: virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper
  6. erratic
    • (adj) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
    • syn: irreular, inconsistent, unpredictable
    • ant: steady, consistent, dependable
  7. expulsion
    • (n) the process of driving or forcing out
    • syn: ejection, ouster, eviction
    • ant: admittance, admission
  8. feint
    • (n) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; (v) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
    • syn: (n) trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff
  9. fodder
    • (n) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
    • syn: feed, provender
  10. fortify
    • (v) to strengthen, build up
    • syn: reinforce, shore up
    • ant: weaken, undermine, sap, impair
  11. illegible
    • (adj) difficult or impossible to read
    • syn: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled
    • ant: readable, decipherable, distinct, clear
  12. jeer
    • (v) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n) a rude or derision
    • syn: (v) laugh at, mock, taunt
    • ant: (n) applause, plaudits, accolades
  13. lucrative
    • (adj) brining in money; profitable
    • syn: gainful, moneymaking
    • ant: unprofitable, losing, in the red
  14. mediocre
    • (adj) average, ordinary, undistinguished
    • syn: run-of-the-mill
    • ant:exceptional, outstanding, distinguished
  15. proliferate
    • (v) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
    • syn: miltiply, mushroom, burgeon
    • ant: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off
  16. subjugate
    • (v) to conquer by force, bring under complete control
    • syn: subdue, vanquish, master
    • ant: be conquered, submit, surrender
  17. sully
    • (v) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
    • syn: pollute, tsint, smear
    • ant: cleanse, purify, decontaminate
  18. tantalize
    • (v) to tease, torment by teasing
    • synz: tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water
    • ant: satisfy, fulfill, gratify
  19. terse
    • (adj) brief and to the point
    • syn: concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet
    • ant: verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix
  20. unflinching
    • (adj) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
    • syn: resolute, steadfast, unwavering
    • ant: irresolute, wavering, vascillating