SAT Words 5/7

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SAT Words 5/7
2010-05-06 21:52:24
SAT vocab

SAT vocab
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  1. Abase
    to reduce or lower´╗┐
  2. Acumen
    keen insight; shrewdness
  3. Aesthetic
    having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty.
  4. Alacrity
    cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
  5. Altruism
    the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others
  6. Amalgam
    an alloy of mercury with another metal or metals
  7. Anachronistic
    something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time
  8. Arcane
    known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric
  9. Astute
    clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd
  10. Aural
    of or pertaining to the ear or to the sense of hearing
  11. Banal
    devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite
  12. Bombastic
    high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious
  13. Burgeon
    to grow or develop quickly; flourish
  14. Cacophony
    harsh discordance of sound; dissonance
  15. Capricious
    subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic
  16. Castigate
    to criticize or reprimand severely
  17. Chicanery
    trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry
  18. Complement
    something that completes or makes perfect
  19. Conciliatory
    to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over
  20. Conjecture
    the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
  21. Contiguous
    touching; in contact.