SAT Vocabulary 1

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  1. Concise
    • adj - brief and to the point
    • syn - succinct, terse
    • ant - prolix, discursive, protracted, circumlocutory, verbose
  2. Laconic
    • adj - disposed to using few words
    • syn - taciturn reticent
    • ant- garrulous, loquacious
  3. Succinct
    • adj - spoken or written in a clear concise manner
    • syn - terse, concise
    • ant - prolix,
  4. Brusqure
    • adj - rudely abrupt
    • syn - curt, abrupt, petulant
  5. Abridge
    • v - to shorten a written text
    • syn - abbreviate
    • ant- augment, amplify, protract
  6. Brevity
    • n - qulaity of succinct expression
    • syn - conciseness, pithiness, succinctness, laconism
  7. Conspire
    • v - to plan together secretly to commit an illegal act
    • syn -collude, collaborate
  8. Concur
    • v - to agree
    • syn - accord, harmonize, cohere
  9. Concord
    • n - a state of harmony
    • syn - unanimity, concensus
  10. Congenital
    • adj - existing at birth
    • syn - innate, inborn
  11. Schism
    • n - a division into political or religous factions
    • syn - faction, rift, divergence
  12. Incisive
    • adj - having or indicating keen insight
    • syn - acute, keen, astute, canny, perspicacious, judacious, shrewd
  13. Judicious
    • adj - showing sound judgment, prudent
    • syn - prudent, sensible, circumspect, sagacious
    • ant- improvident, rash
  14. Adjudicate
    v - to hear and judge a case
  15. Astute
    adj - shrewd, keen
  16. Scrutinize
    • v - to examine carefully
    • syn - analyze, peruse
  17. Pragmatic
    adj - concerned with practical outcomes
  18. perjure
    • v - to lie under oath
    • syn - prevaricate
  19. Prudent
    • adj - using good judgment
    • syn -judicious, sensible
    • ant- improvident, rash
  20. Jurisprudence
    • n - the sphere of authority or control
    • syn - domain
  21. adjure
    • v - to command solemnly, under oath
    • syn - enjoin, entreet, beseech
  22. adjudge
    • v - to determine based upon law
    • syn - adjudicate
  23. acumen
    • n - keenness of judgment
    • syn - discernment, perspicacity, shrewdness
  24. inscrutable
    • adj - beyond comprehension or examination
    • syn - enimmatic, recondite, abstruse
  25. allegation
    • n - a formal accusation
    • syn - contention, assertion, charge
  26. benefactor
    • n - one who supports or helps another
    • syn - philanthropist, patron
    • ant - malefactor, nemesis, antagonist, adversary
  27. benign
    • adj - harmless
    • syn - innocuous
    • ant- malignant, virulent
  28. benevolent
    • adj - gracious, altruistic, magnanimous
    • ant- malevolent, malicious, inimical, pernicious
  29. benediction
    • n - an expression of good wishes
    • syn - blessing, sanction
    • ant- curse, maledication, execration
  30. euphemism
    n- substitution of an inoffensive term for an offensive one
  31. eulogy
    • n - a praising tribute
    • syn - encomium, laudation, extolment, paean
    • ant- denunciation, execration, censure
  32. ingratiate
    • v - to put oneself in good favor with another
    • syn - flatter, wheedle, toady, cajole
  33. beneficiary
    • n - one who receives benefit
    • syn - heir, recipient, legatee
  34. gratuity
    n - a small payment of gratitude
  35. gratis
    adj - free of charge
  36. gratify
    • v - to please
    • syn - appease, mollify, indulge
  37. euphoria
    • n - a feeling of extreme happiness
    • syn - elation, rapture, jubilation, ecstasy
  38. euphonious
    • n - sweet sounding
    • syn - mellifluous, dulcet, lyrical
  39. hackneyed
    • adj - overused, trite
    • syn - trite, prosaic, banal
    • ant - original, novel
  40. mundane
    • adj - ordinary, typical
    • syn - routine, workaday, banal
    • ant- singular, extraordinary, sublime
  41. vacuous
    • adj - lacking substance
    • syn - inane, asinine, fatuous
    • ant - profound, thoughtful, deep
  42. prosaic
    • adj - unimaginative, ordinary
    • syn - mundane, pedestrian
    • ant- innovative, quixotic, whimsical
  43. insipid
    • adj - uninteresting; dull; without flavor
    • syn - bland, nondescript, vapid
    • ant - engaging, enchanting, piquant
  44. banal
    • adj - ordinary, trivial
    • syn -hackneyed, trite
    • ant - extraordinary, singular, sublime
  45. pedestrian
    • adj - commonplace, ordinary
    • syn - prosaic, banal, vapid
  46. dormant
    • adj - inactive, sleeping
    • syn - inert, fallow
  47. unanimous
    • adj - in full agreement
    • syn - concordant, concerted
  48. uniform
    • adj - unvarying, always the same
    • syn - homogenous
  49. equanimity
    • n - the quality of being even-tempered
    • syn - composure, imperturbability, aplomb
  50. magnanimous
    • adj - noble of heart; generous; forgiving
    • syn - philanthropic, altruistic, merciful

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