SAT Vocabulary Unit 2-2

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  1. censure
    • n - official condemnation; harsh criticism
    • syn - castigation, derision, rebuke
    • ant - laudation, endorsement
  2. calumny
    • n - slander; false accusation
    • syn - libel, denigration, defamation
    • ant - acclaim, extolment, approbation
  3. diatribe
    • n - malicious criticism or abuse
    • syn - castigation, derision, harangue
    • ant - laudation, extolment, honor
  4. caustic
    • adj - corrosive, sarcastic
    • syn - abrasive, acrimonioius
    • ant - mitigating, conciliatory, mollifying
  5. repudiate
    • v - to cast off publicly
    • syn - disavow, abjure, forswear
    • ant - condone
  6. derogatory
    • adj - disparaging, belittling
    • syn - perjorative, derisive, disparaging
  7. admonish
    • v - to reprimand mildly
    • syn - rebuke, reprove
    • ant - laud, revere, endorse
  8. disparage
    • v - to belittle; to demean
    • syn - deprecate, discredit
  9. impugn
    v - to attack as untrue, to refute by argument
  10. maledication
    • n - a curse
    • syn - anathema, execration
  11. denigrate
    • v - to attack the character of; to disparage
    • syn - slander, decry
  12. harangue
    • n - a long, critical, and pompous speech
    • syn - diatribe, discourse
  13. perjorative
    • adj - tending to make worse
    • syn - disparaging
  14. slander
    n - false comments that injure another's reputation
  15. formidable
    adj - awesome; hard to overcome; dreadful
  16. potent
    • adj - strong and effective
    • syn - efficacious, forceful
    • ant - impotent, enervated, feckless
  17. bulwark
    • n - a strong defense
    • syn - bastian, redoubt, rampart
  18. indomitable
    • adj - unable to be conquered
    • syn - impregnable, invincible
  19. redoubtable
    • adj - arousing fear; formidable; awesome
    • syn - formidable, intimidating
  20. robust
    • adj - full of vigor
    • syn - brawny, athletic, potent
    • ant- weak, delicate
  21. impervious
    • adj - incapable of being penetrated or affected
    • syn - impenetrable, impregnable
    • ant - permeable, penetrable
  22. efficacious
    • adj - capable of producing a desired effect
    • syn - proficient
  23. stalwart
    • n - physically or morally strong person; strong supporter
    • syn - mainstay, partisan
  24. impotent
    • adj - lacking strength or power
    • syn - enervated, effete
  25. predominant
    • adj - most important
    • syn - paramount, preeminent
  26. impregnable
    • adj - unable to be entered by force
    • syn - impenetrable, invincible, indomitable
  27. brawn
    • n - muscular strength
    • syn - robustness, vigor
  28. bastion
    • n - stronghold, fortress
    • syn - bulwark
  29. ruthless
    • adj - cruel; merciless
    • syn- brutal, callous
    • ant- civilized, humane, merciful
  30. contempt
    • n - scorn; disrespect
    • syn - disdain, scorn
    • ant- respect,  honor, reverence
  31. callous
    • adj - hardened; insensitive
    • syn- insensitive, dispassionate
    • ant- compassionate, empathetic, sympathetic
  32. sadistic
    • adj - taking pleasure in the pain of others
    • syn - barbarous, savage, ruthlesss
    • ant- civilized, humane
  33. supercilious
    • adj - full of haughty arrogance
    • syn - haughty, cavalier
    • ant- diffident, unassuming, humble
  34. idiosyncrasy
    • n - a peculiar trait or habit
    • syn - quirk, affection, eccentricity, singularity
  35. anomaly
    • n - unusual event
    • syn - aberration, irregularity
    • ant - regularity
  36. incongruous
    adj - inappropriate; not in keeping with a patter
  37. fetter
    • v - to tie up; to chain
    • syn - shackle, hamper
  38. notorious
    • adj - famous for bad things
    • syn - infamous, disreputable
  39. decry
    • v - to speak out against
    • syn - vilify, condemn
  40. vilify
    • v - to slander; to defame
    • syn - denigrate, malign, libel, calumniate
  41. heinous
    • adj - cruel and unusual
    • syn - atrocioius, monstrous
  42. revile
    v - to denounce abusively

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