SAT vocab Princeton Review 2013 part 1

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SAT vocab Princeton Review 2013 part 1
2013-04-03 13:56:47

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  1. systematic (n)
    having a method or plan
  2. rendering (n)
    an act of interpretation
  3. disturb (v)
    interrupting the quiet, peace, order
  4. formulaic (adj)
    average, common, standard
  5. suppressed (v)
    • to stop the activities of a person,group
    • to keep in, repress
  6. impugned (v)
    • to attack physically or with words
    • to challenge something as false
  7. corroborated (v)
    • to make certain
    • confirm
  8. anomalies (n)
    • deviation from the common rule, type
    • exception, abnormality
  9. bifurcations (v)
    to divide into 2 branches
  10. faculty (n)
    an ability acquired or natural
  11. effrontery (abj)
    shameless, boldness, nerve
  12. exoneration (v)
    to clear, free from guilt or blame, to relieve
  13. augment (v)
    to make larger
  14. dissolute (adj)
    corrupt, wicked
  15. sedentary (adj)
    motionless, lazy, inactive, stationary
  16. accommodate (v)
    to do a kindness or favor to
  17. itinerant (adj)
    traveling from place to place
  18. eschew (v)
    to abstain, keep away from, avoid
  19. stringent (adj)
    strict, severe, constraining, urgent
  20. indignant (adj)
    expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting
  21. acquiesce (v)
    agree with some hesitation
  22. abate (v)
    to end, to lessen
  23. jar (v)
    to make a harsh sound
  24. perfidious (adj)
    faithless; treacherous; deceitful
  25. jaunty (adj)
    lively, carefree, bold
  26. bellicose (adj)
    eager to fight, aggressively hostile
  27. obsolete (adj)
    no longer in use, out of date
  28. bereave (v) bereft (past participle)
    to deprive, neglect
  29. obfuscated (v)
    to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
  30. quiescent (adj)
    being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
  31. commiseration (v)
    to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for
  32. enervation (n)
    exhaustion, feebleness, frailness, frailty, weakening, weakness
  33. extirpation (v)
    to remove or destroy totally, to exterminate
  34. unswerving (v)
    deviate suddenly from the straight or direct course
  35. enigmatic (adj)
    perplexing, mysterious
  36. beleaguer (v)
    to surround, to attack on all sides
  37. serendipitous (adj)
    fortuitous, come upon by chance or accident
  38. auspicious (adj)
    advantageous, bright, favorable, fortunate
  39. belie (v)
    to contradict, to show to be false, misrepresent
  40. canonical (adj)
    approved, accepted, authorized
  41. abrogate (v)
    to abate, abolish, cancel
  42. retrench (v)
    to cut down, reduce, or diminish
  43. arcane (adj)
    mysterious; secret; obscure
  44. cantankerous (adj)
    bad- tempered, cranky, grumpy
  45. prodigious (adj)
    big, colossal, gigantic, immeasurable
  46. pedantic (adj)
    • bookish, precise
    • overly concerned with minute details especially with teaching
  47. esoteric (adj)
    • understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest
    • private; secret; confidential
  48. myopic (adj)
    lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded
  49. exorbitant (adj)
    extravagant, excessive, extreme
  50. charlatan (n)
    • a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses
    • impostor, phony, fraud
  51. sardonic (adj)
    cynical, bitter, disrespectful
  52. profusion (n)
    abundance, lavish spending; extravagance, bounty
  53. panacea (n)
    a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all
  54. sycophantic (adj)
    extravagant, fawning, flattering, complimentary
  55. pernicious (adj)
    damaging, dangerous, deadly, destructive, detrimental, devastating
  56. dilatory (adj)
    tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy