SAT vocab Princeton Review 2013 part 2

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  1. flippant (adj)
    disrespectful, impertinent, impudent, insolent
  2. doleful (adj)
    sorrowful; mournful; melancholy
  3. scintillating (adj)
    • animated; vivacious; effervescent
    • witty; brilliantly clever
  4. maxim (n)
    a principle or rule of conduct or truth
  5. prospectus (n)
    a brochure or other document describing the major features, attractions, or services of a place, institution, or business to prospective patrons, clients, owners, or members
  6. contrivance (n)
    plan, scheme
  7. belligerent (adj)
    warlike character; aggressively hostile, bellicose
  8. morose (adj)
    gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood
  9. acquisitive (adj)
    tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth
  10. viable (adj)
    capable of living
  11. plasticity (n)
    the capability of being molded, receiving shape, or being made to assume a desired form
  12. remonstrance (n)
    a protest
  13. inane (adj)
    lacking sense, significance, or ideas, empty
  14. abet (v)
    encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing
  15. pedantry (n)
    bookishness, dogmatism, exactness, meticulousness
  16. preclude (v)
    hinder, impede, interrupt
  17. cathartic (adj)
    cleaning, cleansing, purgative, purifying
  18. pejorative (adj)
    disparaging, irreverent, rude, unpleasant
  19. apathy (n)
    uncaring attitude, lack of interest
  20. docile (adj)
    adaptable, agreeable, easy, mellow, gentle
  21. tractable (adj)
    • easily managed or controlled
    • easily worked, shaped
  22. boisterous (adj)
    rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained
  23. lampoon (adj)
    to mock or ridicule
  24. affable (adj)
    nice, friendly, kind, polite
  25. elucidate (v)
    to provide clarification; explain, clarify, clear up
  26. accost (v)
    to confront boldly, to approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark
  27. capitulate (v)
    to surrender, to give up
  28. berate (v)
    criticize hatefully, scold, reproach
  29. vituperate (v)
    • to use or address with harsh or abusive language
    • abuse, criticize, accuse
  30. staunch (adj)
    resolute, dependable, reliable
  31. incessant (adj)
    never-ending, persistent, ceaseless, constant, continual
  32. diffident (adj)
    lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy, reserved
  33. laud (v)
    praise, admire
  34. extol (v)
    to praise highly; laud; eulogize
  35. reticent (adj)
    reserved, restrained, reluctant
  36. quixotic (adj)
    extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable, unpredictable
  37. despondent (adj)
    melancholy, miserable, morose, mourning, sad
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SAT vocab Princeton Review 2013 part 2
2013-04-03 19:12:57

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