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sat vocab words

Sat vocab words
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  1. Bigot
    narrow-minded, prejudiced person
  2. Counterfeit
    fake; false
  3. Enfranchise
    give voting rights
  4. Hamper
    hinder; obstruct
  5. Kindle
    to start a fire
  6. Noxious
    harmful; poisonous; lethal
  7. Placid
    calm; peaceful
  8. Remuneration
    payment for work done
  9. Talisman
    lucky charm
  10. Abrasive
    rough; coarse; harsh
  11. Bilk
    Cheat; defraud
  12. Covert
    hidden; undercover
  13. Engender
  14. Hangar
    storage area (like garage) for a plane
  15. Knotty
    complex; difficult to solve
  16. Nuance
    something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
  17. Plagiarism
    taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas
  18. Renown
  19. Tangent
    going off the main subject
  20. Abasement
    humiliation; degradation
  21. Billowing
    swelling; fluttering; waving
  22. Cower
    recoil in fear of servility; shrink away from
  23. Enhance
    improve; make better or clearer
  24. Harangue
    noisy, attacking speech
  25. Labyrinth
    a maze
  26. Nullify
    to counter, make unimportant
  27. Plaintiff
    petitioner (in a court of law)
  28. Replete
  29. Tangible
    can be touched
  30. Abrogate
    cancel; deny; repeal
  31. Blasphemy
    speech which offends religious sentiments
  32. Credible
  33. Enigma
    puzzle; mystery
  34. Harbingers
    indicators; bringers of warnings
  35. Labyrinthine
    complicated; highly convoluted
  36. Nuzzle
    cuddle; snuggle
  37. plaudit
    statement giving strong praise
  38. Reprehensible
    shameful; very bad
  39. Tardy
    slow; late; overdue; delayed
  40. Absolution
    Forgiveness; pardon; release
  41. BLatant
  42. Creditable
  43. Ensconce
    establish firmly in a position
  44. Hasten
    hurry; accelerate; rush
  45. Laceration
    a cut
  46. Obdurate
  47. Plausible
    can be believed; reasonable
  48. Reprieve
    a respite; postponement of a sentence
  49. Tawdry
    of little value; gaudy
  50. Abstain
    desist; go without; withdraw
  51. Blighted
    damaged; destroyed; ruined
  52. Credulous
    gullible; ready to believe anything
  53. ENshroud
  54. Haughtiness
    arrogance; pride
  55. Lachrymose
    tearful; sad
  56. Obfuscate
    deliberately make something difficult to understand
  57. Plethora
    an excess
  58. Repudiate
    shun; eschew
  59. Tedium
  60. Abstemious
    self denying; refraining from indulging
  61. Blithe
    free-spirited; carefree
  62. Crepuscular
    active at dawn and dusk
  63. Enunciation
    clear pronunciation; accent; articulation
  64. Headstrong
    stubborn; willful
  65. Lackluster
    dull; monotonous; bland
  66. Objective
    unbiased; not subjective
  67. Pliable
    flexible; not stubborn
  68. Rescind
    retract; repeal
  69. Temper
    to moderate; soften
  70. Abstruse
    difficult to understand; obscure
  71. Blunderbuss
    • 1. ancient weapon (type of gun)
    • 2. a clumsy person
  72. Cringe
    recoil; flinch; shy away
  73. Envenom
    to cause bitterness and bad feeling
  74. Hedonism
    self indulgence; pleasure-seeking
  75. Laconic
    using few words; brief; to the point
  76. Oblique
    indirect; slanting
  77. Plumage
    feathers of a bird
  78. Resignation
    acceptance of fate
  79. Tenacious
    stubborn; resolute; holding firm to a purpose
  80. Abhor
  81. Accolade
    tribute; honor; praise
  82. Bolster
    support; prop up
  83. Cryptic
    puzzling; enigmatic
  84. Ephemeral
  85. Hedonist
    a pleasure seeker
  86. Lamentation
    expression of regret or sorrow
  87. Obliterate
    destroy; demolish; eradicate
  88. Plummet
    fall suddenly and steeply
  89. Resolution
  90. Tentative
    not certain
  91. Acquiesce
    to agree to; give in to
  92. Bonbast
    arrogant, pompous language
  93. Curtail
    cut short
  94. Epicure
    someone who appreciates good food and drink
  95. Heed
    listen to
  96. Lampoon
    ridicule; spoof
  97. Oblivious
    totally unaware
  98. Podium
    raised platform
  99. Resonant
  100. Tenuous
    flimsy; not solid
  101. Acrid
    sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)
  102. Boorish
  103. Cynical
    believing that people act only out of selfish motives
  104. Epistle
    a letter (form of communication)
  105. Heresy
    against orthodox opinion
  106. Lance
    spear; spike; javelin
  107. Obscure
    difficult to understand; partially hidden
  108. Poignant
    deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions
  109. Respite
    a break; intermission
  110. Terse
    concise; to the point
  111. Acrophobia
    fear of heights
  112. Bourgeois
    middle class
  113. Debility
    weakness; incapacity
  114. Epistolary
    concerned with letters; through correspondence
  115. Hiatus
    interruption; pause
  116. Languid
    tired; slow
  117. Obscured
    hidden; covered; buried
  118. Poised
    calm; collected; self-possessed
  119. Resplendent
    shining; glowing
  120. Therapeutic
    medicinal; curative
  121. Acuity
    sharpness (mental or visual)
  122. Braggart
    someone who boasts
  123. Debunking
    exposing false claims or myths
  124. Epitomized
    typified; characterized; personified
  125. Hidebound
    rigid in opinions
  126. Languish
    decay; fade away; get weaker
  127. Obsequious
    servile; submissive
  128. Polemical
    causing debate or argument
  129. Restorative
    a tonic
  130. Thwart
    prevent; frustrate
  131. Adamant
    forceful; inflexible
  132. Brawny
  133. Decathlon
    an athletic competition with ten events
  134. Equivocate
    speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth
  135. Hieroglyphics
    • 1. picture writing
    • 2. writing which is difficult to read or enigmatic
  136. Larceny
    theft; robbery; stealing
  137. Obsession
    a dominating concern
  138. Ponderous
    weighty; slow and heavy
  139. Retention
    preservation; withholding
  140. Timorous
    cowardly; fearful
  141. Adroit
  142. Brevity
    being brief
  143. Decorum
    dignified, correct behavior [decorous (a)]
  144. Err
    make a mistake
  145. Hinder
  146. Largess
  147. Obsolete
    no longer valid
  148. Pontificate
    speak pompously or dogmatically
  149. Reticent
    restrained; holding something back; uncommunicative
  150. Tirade
    stream of verbal abuse
  151. Adulation
    strong admiration; worship
  152. Bristle
    to show irritation
  153. Decoy
    lure; trap; trick
  154. Erratic
    wandering; irregular
  155. Histrionic
    Theatrical; exaggerated
  156. Laud
  157. Obstreperous
    noisy and boisterous
  158. Portend
  159. Retraction
    withdrawal; cancellation of a statement
  160. Titter
    giggle quietly
  161. Adversity
  162. Broach
    start to discuss; approach
  163. Deference
  164. Esoteric
    obscure and difficult to understand
  165. Hoary
  166. Lavish
    on a grand scale; wasteful
  167. Obtuse
    mentally dull
  168. Portent
    a warning sigh; omen
  169. Revere
  170. Tome
    large book
  171. Advocate
  172. Brusque
    blunt; abrupt
  173. Defoliate
    cause leaves to fall off
  174. Espouse
    promote; take up; support
  175. Hone
    sharpen; increase; whet
  176. Lax
    careless; not strict
  177. Obviate
    avoid; make unnecessary
  178. Poseur
    someone who puts on an act
  179. Riddled
    full of (usually full of holes)
  180. Torpid
    inactive; lazy; stagnant
  181. Aesthetic
    concerning art or beauty
  182. Bulwark
    fortification; barricade; wall
  183. Defunct
    no longer in existence
  184. Etymology
    the study of word origins
  185. Hyperbold
    grossly exaggerated speech
  186. Legend
    • 1. key to map
    • 2. myth or story
  187. Odious
  188. Posterity
    future generations
  189. Rife
  190. Torpor
    dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity
  191. Affable
    friendly; social; easygoing
  192. Bureaucracy
  193. Degradation
    deprivation; poverty; debasement
  194. Eulogy
    praise (usually at a funeral)
  195. Hypochondriac
    a person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses
  196. Legion
    in large numbers
  197. Officious
    domineering; intrusive; meddlesome
  198. Posthumous
    after death
  199. Rigor
  200. Totter
    walk unsteadily