Jessica's SAT Vocabulary
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Jessica's SAT Vocabulary
Jessica SAT Vocabulary
to shorten; to limit
Difficult to understand; deep
Give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition; give or grant someone (power, status, or recognitiion
Accept something reluctantly but without protest
having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell; angry and bitter
not yielding; refusing to be persuaded or to change ones mind
a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part; connected or added to something, typically in an auxiliary way
make more beautiful or attractive
preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty
(esp. of a group or area) having a great deal of money; weathy
the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold or to find a universal elixir.
to lessen or make easier
to entice; temptation
distant in interest, reserved, cool
a mixture or combination
undecided; having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
to improve or make better
having no determinate form
full of life or excitement; lively
old-fashioned or outdated
of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true
to become aware of though the senses; to understand, grasp mentally.
to inform, notify
based only on one's own will or feelings, not based on reason or law.
records, documents, or papers of a goverment
the ruling class, nobility
to be able to express oneself clearly, easily, and effectively.
to find out, make certain of.
having great ambition for something, possessing a desire to attain a goal
to state confidently or declare firmly
to determine the value, importance, or extent of; to evaluate, estimate, weigh.
showing careful, constant, attention
degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse.
to state that something is true, correct, or genuine, give evidence of, confirm
quality, characteristic, trait
to increase, make or become great (in size or amount)
to establish the truth of or show to be genuine.
independence, self-reliance, self-government.
devoid of freshness or originality, hackneyed
good-humored, playful teasing or joking conversation
anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality
to make something or someone seem small or important.
contributing to health or moral ignorance.
in a state of mental of moral ignorance
money or property given or left to someone by means of a will
showing a strong preference or inclination, having one's opinion already informed, prejudiced in someone's favor.
a contemptuous or profane act. utterance, or writing concerning God or sacred entity.
carefree, showing no concern, thoughtless
using or pertaining to speech or writing that sounds grand or impressive but has little meaning or substance
the middle class. Applied to the Middle Ages, it refers to townspeople, who were neither nobles nor peasants.
growing or developing quickly
open an ad direct, frank, straightforward.
the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression
to yield, surrender, esp. under specifically negotiated terms