SAT Vocabulary Unit 2

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  1. spurious
    • adj - fake, counterfeit
    • syn - fictitious, dubious, fabricated
    • ant - authenticated, substantiated
  2. guile
    • n - trickery; deceit
    • syn - cleverness, cunning, duplicity
    • ant - candor, straightforwarness
  3. beguile
    • v - to deceive with charm
    • syn - charm, entrance, captivate
    • ant - disenchant
  4. strategm
    • n - a deceitful scheme
    • syn - ploy, gimmick, ruse, subterfuge
  5. surreptitious
    • adj - deceptive; sneaky
    • syn - covert, furtive, stealthy
    • ant - honest, trustworthy, overt
  6. clandestine
    • adj - secret; hidden
    • syn- stealthy, surreptitious, covert
    • ant - forthright, straightforward, candid
  7. stealth
    • n - sneakiness; ability to avoid detection
    • syn - furtiveness, covertness
    • ant - perceptible, observable
  8. duplicity
    • n - deceit; hypocritical deception
    • syn - chicanery, improbity
  9. specious
    • adj - false, but plausible
    • syn - ostensible, sophistic
  10. furtive
    • adj - secretive, sneaky
    • syn - stealthy, cloaked, guileful
  11. pseudonym
    • n - pen name
    • syn - alias, anonym
  12. fallacious
    • adj - deceptive; false
    • syn - delusory, erroneous
  13. rapacious
    • adj - greedy; ravenous
    • syn - ravenous, covetous
  14. transient
    • adj - fleeting; short-lived
    • syn - ephemeral, evanescent, deciduous, transitory
    • ant - permanent, interminable
  15. ephemeral
    • adj - short-lived
    • syn - transient, evanescent, fleeting
    • ant - frequent, everlasting, interminable
  16. sporadic
    • adj - irregular or unpredictable; infrequent
    • syn - intermittent, episodic, mercurial
    • ant - frequent, regular, permanent
  17. capricious
    • adj - whimsical; impulsive
    • syn - fickle, volatile, mercurial, erratic
  18. evanescent
    • adj - likely to vanish
    • syn - transient, ephemeral, transitory
    • ant - perpetual, enduring
  19. extemporaneous
    • adj - done with little or no practice
    • syn - impromptu
  20. anachronism
    • n - something out of place in time
    • syn - archaism, incongruity, asynchronism
  21. expedite
    • v - to speed up
    • syn - hasten, quicken, facilitate
  22. transitory
    • adj - lasting for a short time
    • syn - transient, fleeting
  23. influx
    n - a flowing in
  24. superfluous
    adj - beyond what is necessary or sufficient
  25. contemporaneous
    adj - existing or occurring at about the same time
  26. interminable
    • adj - never ending
    • syn - incessant, unremitting
  27. protracted
    • adj - prolonged; extended in time
    • syn - drawn out
  28. sanctimonious
    • adj - falsely pious or self-righteous
    • syn - holier-than-thou, self-righteous, unctuous
    • ant- sincere, unaffected, guileless
  29. sacrosanct
    • adj - profoundly sacred
    • syn - inviolable, consecrated, divine, revered
    • ant- unholy
  30. sanctuary
    • n - a place of refuge; a sacred place
    • syn - shrine, asylum
  31. sacrilegious
    • adj - grossly irreverant; disrespectful of something sacred
    • syn - blasphemous, desecrating, impious
    • ant - reverent, pious
  32. revere
    • v - to regard with honor and devotion
    • syn - venerate, idiolize, esteem
    • ant - condemn, laothe
  33. pious
    • adj - showing religious reverance
    • syn - devout, reverential
    • ant - irreverent, blasphemous
  34. deference
    • n - respect for the wishes of others
    • syn - courtesy, reverence
    • ant - irreverence, impertinence
  35. sacrament
    • n -a formal religious act or oath
    • syn - rite, liturgy
  36. venerable
    • adj - worthy of respect
    • syn - revered, honorable
  37. venerate
    • v - to regard with reverence or respect
    • syn - revere, extol
  38. consecrate
    • v - to declare to be holy
    • syn - venerate, bless
  39. talisman
    • n - an object with magical powers
    • syn - charm, amulet
  40. lionize
    • v - to treat as a celebrity
    • syn - glorify, exalt, panegyrize, apotheosize, deify
  41. coalesce
    • v - to blend or fuse together
    • syn - amalgamate, consolidate, fuse
    • ant - disperse, diverge, dissipate
  42. anthology
    • n - a collection of works
    • syn - compilation, compendium, treasury
  43. convoke
    • v - to call together
    • syn - assemble, summon
    • ant - dismiss, disperse
  44. synchronize
    • v - to arrange events to occur simultaneously
    • syn - coordinate
  45. synthesis
    • n - a fusion; a bringing together
    • syn - amalgam, composite, fusion
    • ant- division, disjuncture
  46. eclectic
    • adj - made up of parts from many different sources
    • syn - multifaceted, multifarious, manifold, diverse, synthesized
  47. yoke
    • v - to join different things
    • syn - couple
  48. amalgam
    • n - a combination of different substances into one mass
    • syn - composite, hybrid
  49. amass
    • v - to gather; to pile up
    • syn - stockpile, accrue
  50. invoke
    v - to call on for help or inspiration
  51. compatible
    • adj - capable of lving together harmoniously
    • syn - agreeable
  52. contemporary
    adj - living or occurring during the same time
  53. predilection
    • n - disposition in favor of something
    • syn - inclination, bent, proclivity, propensity, penchant

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