SAT Vocabulary List 8

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  1. lurid
    adj. wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome
  2. perimeter
    n. outer boundary
  3. fruition
    n. bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization
  4. epistolary
    adj. consisting of letters (correspondance; mail)
  5. jostle
    v. shove bump
  6. component
    n. element; ingredient
  7. heed
    v. pay attention to; consider
  8. cherubric
    adj. angelic; innocent looking
  9. limerick
    n. humorous short verse
  10. propagate
    v. multiply; spread
  11. brindled
    adj. tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
  12. filch
    v. steal
  13. tenacity
    n. firmness; persistence
  14. gawk
    v. stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
  15. plaintive
    adj. mournful
  16. seminary
    n. school for training future ministers; academy for young women
  17. milieu
    n. environment; means of expression
  18. equilibrium
    n. balance
  19. renovate
    v. restore to good condition; renew
  20. infidel
    n. unbeliever
  21. incarcerate
    v. imprison
  22. accommodate
    v. oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt
  23. plight
    n. condition, state (especially a bad state or condition); predicament
  24. castigate
    v. criticize severely; punish
  25. emancipate
    v. set free
  26. terrestrial
    adj. earthly (as opposed to celestial); pertaining to the land
  27. caliber
    n. ability; quality
  28. ruthless
    adj. pitiless; cruel
  29. eon
    n. long period of time; an age
  30. parallelism
    n. state of being parallel; similarity
  31. acme
    n. top; pinnacle
  32. alliteration
    n. repetition of beginning sound in poetry
  33. lucrative
    adj. profitable
  34. erode
    v. eat away
  35. debris
    n. rubble
  36. cameo
    n. shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
  37. fetter
    v. shackle
  38. sully
    v. tarnish; soil
  39. conviction
    n. judgement that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
  40. simper
    v. / n. smirk; smile; affectedly
  41. grandiose
    adj. pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive
  42. antipathy
    n. aversion; dislike
  43. inchoate
    adj. recently begun; rudimentary; elementary
  44. miasma
    n. swamp gas; heavy. vapourous atmosphere. often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence
  45. enduring
    adj. lasting; surviving
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SAT Vocabulary List 8
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