SAT Vocabulary 1-2

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  1. eloquent
    • adj - well spoken
    • syn - articulate, fluent
    • ant- inarticulate
  2. loquacious
    • adj - very talkative
    • syn - garrulous, voluble
    • ant - laconic, taciturn, reticent
  3. circumlocution
    • n - evasiveĀ speach, talk around a subject
    • syn - evasion
  4. colloquial
    adj - conversational, using everyday language
  5. grandiloquent
    • adj - speaking in pompous manner
    • syn- pontifical, portentous
  6. elocution
    n - expressive delivery of public speech
  7. garrulous
    • adj - talkative
    • syn - loquacious, voluble
  8. pontificate
    • v - to speak pompously
    • syn - declaim, sermonize, dogmatize
  9. verbose
    • adj - wordy
    • syn - prolix, discursive, digressive
  10. verbatim
    adv - word for word
  11. ineffable
    adj - unable to be expressed in words
  12. tangential
    • adj - only superficially relevant; off-topic
    • syn - irrelevant, incidental, immaterial
  13. tout
    • v - to promote or praise energetically
    • syn - acclaim, herald, laud
  14. anecdote
    n - a short and often humourous story

    (not to be confused with antidote (n) - a remedy)
  15. discursive
    • adj - straying from the topic
    • syn - digressive, desultory
  16. immutable
    • adj - unchangeable
    • syn - permanent, inveterate
    • ant- mutable, protean, vacillating, mercurial
  17. metamorphosis
    • n - a tranformation
    • syn - transformation, mutation, transmogrification
  18. rupture
    • v - to break open
    • syn - burst, fissure, cleave
  19. transmute
    • v - to transform
    • syn - metamorphose, alter, transmogrify
  20. amorphous
    • adj - lacking shape, changeable in form
    • syn - shapeless, nebulous, vague, nondescript
    • ant - crystalline
  21. mercurial
    • adj - erratic; subject to wild changes in character
    • syn - fickle, capricious, vacillating
    • ant - immutable, stable
  22. protean
    • adj - capable of assuming different forms
    • syn - polymourphous, labile
    • ant - immutable, stable
  23. mutate
    • v - to change form
    • syn - transform, transmogrify
  24. fickle
    • adj - likely to change opinion unpredictably
    • syn - capricious, vacillating, mercurial
  25. fluctuate
    • v - to vary irregularly
    • syn - vacillate, waver
  26. vacillate
    • v - to change one's mind repeatedly
    • syn - fluctuate, waver
  27. revamp
    • v - to revise; to renovate
    • syn - refurbish, renovate
  28. amend
    • vĀ - to improve; to remove the faults of
    • syn - rectify, redress, ameliorate, mitigate
  29. sanguine
    • adj - cheerfully optimistic
    • syn - blithe, buoyant
    • ant - morose, forlorn, melancholy, sullen
  30. phlegmatic
    • adj - sluggish
    • syn - languorous, lethargic, somnolent, torpid
    • ant- vigorous, vibrant, hale, spry
  31. melancholy
    • adj - sad, depressed
    • syn - morose, despondent, disconsolate, sullen
    • ant - blithe, buoyant, sanguine
  32. choleric
    • adj - easily angered
    • syn - irascible, fractious, bilious, splenetic
  33. recalcitrant
    • adj - stubbornly resistent to authority
    • syn - refractory, intractable
    • ant- compliant, docile, tractable, obsequious, obeisant
  34. lethargic
    • adj - sluggish, dully apathetic
    • syn - languourous, phlegmatic, torpid
    • ant- vigorous, vibrant, hale, spry
  35. splenetic
    • adj - irritable, easily angered
    • syn - bilious, choleric
  36. querulous
    • adj - disposed to complaining
    • syn - peevish, captious, carping, caviling
  37. dolorous
    • adj - marked by or expressive of sorrow or pain
    • syn- lugubrious, doleful
  38. animosity
    • n - hostility; ill-will
    • syn- malevolence, antagonism, invidiousness
  39. pussillanimous
    • adj - cowardly
    • syn - timorous, craven, dastardly
  40. lassitude
    • n - feeling of weakness or listlessness
    • syn - lethargy, languour, torpor, stupor

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