Pre AP English 11 SAT Word Study Unit III

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Pre AP English 11 SAT Word Study Unit III
2012-10-23 20:22:56
SAT vocabulary

Sat vocabulary
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  1. abridge
    • (v) to make shorter
    • synonym: shorten, condense, abbreviate
    • antonym: expand, enlarge, augment
  2. adherent
    • (n) a follower, supporter;
    • (adj) attached, sticking to
    • synonym: (n) disciple
    • antonym: (n) opponent, adversary, critic, detractor
  3. altercation
    • (n) an angry argument
    • synonym: quarrel, dispute, squabble
    • antonym: agreement, accord
  4. cherubic
    • (adj) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
    • synonym: angelic, seraphic, beatiic
    • antonym: impish, devilish, diabolic, fiendish
  5. condone
    • (v) to pardon or overlook
    • synonym: ignore, wink at, turn a blind eye to
    • antonym: censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
  6. dissent
    • (v) to disagree
    • (n) disagreement
    • synonym: (v) differ, dispute
    • antonym: (v) agree, concur; (n) unanimity, harmony
  7. eminent
    • (adj) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
    • synonym: illustrious, renowned
    • antonym: obscure, nameless, unsung, lowly, humble
  8. exorcise
    • (v) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
    • synonym: expel, dispel
  9. fabricate
    • (v) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
    • synonym: put together, devise, contrive, concoct
    • antonym: take apart, undo destroy, demolish
  10. irate
    • (adj) angry
    • synonym: incensed, infuriated, enraged, livid
    • antonym: calm, composed, cool, unruffled
  11. marauder
    • (n) a raider, plunderer
    • synonym: looter, pirate, freebooter
  12. obesity
    • (n) excessive fatness
    • synonym: serious overweight, extreme corpulence
    • antonym: emaciation, gauntness, scrawniness
  13. pauper
    • (n) an extremely poor person
    • synonym: destitute person
    • antonym: millionaire, tycoon
  14. pilfer
    • (v) to steal in small quantities
    • synonym: filch, rob, swipe, purloin
  15. rift
    • (n) a split, break, breach
    • synonym: crack, fissure, gap, cleft
    • antonym: reconciliation
  16. semblance
    • (n) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
    • synonym: appearance, air, aura, veneer, facade
    • antonym: dissimilarity, contrast, total lack
  17. surmount
    • (v) to overcome, rise above
    • synonym: conquer, triumph over
    • antonyms: be vanquished, be defeated, succumb to
  18. terminate
    • (v) to bring to an end
    • synonym: conclude, finish, discontinue
    • antonym: begin commence, initiate
  19. trite
    • (adj) commonplace; overused, stale
    • synonym: banal, hackneyed, corny
    • antonym: oroginal, novel, fresh, innovative
  20. usurp
    • (v) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
    • synonym: seize illegally, commandeer, supplant