SAT Vocab 2

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  1. Ameliorate (v)
    • 1.     
    • to improve, make better, correct a flaw or
    • shortcoming

    • Synonyms: 
    • amend, better   

    • Antonyms: 
    • worsen, aggravate, exacerbate
  2. Aplomb (n)
    • 1.     
    • poise, assurance, great self-confidence,
    • perpendicularity

    • Synonyms: 
    • Composure, self-possession, levelheadedness   

    • Antonyms: 
    • confusion, embarrassment, abashment
  3. Bombastic (adj)
    • 1.     
    • pompous or overblown in language; full of
    • high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

    • Synonyms:   
    • inflated, highfalutin, high-flown,
    • pretentious

    • Antonyms: 
    • unadorned, simple, plain, austere
  4. Callow (adj)
    • 1.     
    • without experience; immature, not fully
    • developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers

    • Synonyms:   
    • green raw, unfledged, inexperienced

    • Antonyms:
    • mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
  5. Drivel (n)
    • saliva
    • or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking;
    • nonsense; 

    • Synonyms:  
    • balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot;
  6. Drivel (v)
    • to
    • let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste
    • or fritter away foolishly

    • Synonyms:
    • slaver
  7. Epitome (n)
    • 1.     
    • a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

    • Synonyms:     
    • abstract, digest, model, archetype
  8. Exhort (v)
    • 1.     
    • to urge strongly, advise earnestly

    • Synonyms: 
    • entreat, implore, adjure

    • Antonyms: 
    • discourage, advise against, deprecate
  9. Ex officio (adj, adv)
    • by
    • virtue of holding a certain office
  10. Infringe (v)
    • 1.     
    • to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized
    • bounds

    • Synonyms: 
    • encroach, impinge, intrude, poach 

    Antonyms:  stay in bounds
  11. Ingratiate (v)
    • 1.     
    • to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or
    • acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)

    • Synonyms: 
    • cozy up to, curry favor with

    • Antonyms: 
    • alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself
  12. Interloper (n)
    • 1.     
    • one who moves in where s/he is not wanted or has
    • no right to be, an intruder

    Synonyms:   trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
  13. Intrinsic (adj)
    • 1.     
    • belonging to someone or something by its very
    • nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

    • Synonyms: 
    • immanent, organic    

    • Antonyms: 
    • extrinsic, external, outward
  14. Inveigh (v)
    • 1.     
    • to make a violent attach in words, express
    • strong disapproval

    • Synonyms: 
    • rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate   

    • Antonyms:
    • acclaim, glorify, extol
  15. Lassitude (n)
    • 1.     
    • weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

    • Synonyms: 
    • fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor   

    • Antonyms: 
    • energy, vitality, animation, liveliness
  16. Millennium (n)
    • 1.     
    • a period of one thousand years; a period of
    • great joy

    • Synonyms: 
    • chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace   

    Antonyms:  doomsday, Day of Judgment
  17. Occult (adj)
    • mysterious,
    • magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary
    • means; 

    • Synonyms:  
    • supernatural, esoteric, abstruse,
    • arcane   

    • Antonyms:  
    • mundane, common, public, exoteric
  18. Occult (v)
    to hide, conceal; eclipse;
  19. Occult (n)
    • 1.     
    • matters involving the supernatural
  20. Permeate (v)
    to spread through, penetrate, soak through
  21. Precipitate (v)
    • to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddently; to hurl down from a great
    • height; to give distince form to; 

    • Synonyms:
    • provoke, produce;
  22. Precipitate (adj)
    characterized by excessive haste;

    • Synonyms:
    • reckless, impetuous

    • Antonyms:
    • wary, cautious, circumspect
  23. Precipitate (n)
    • moisture;
    • the product of an action or process
  24. Stringent (adj)
    • 1.     
    • strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding
    • or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

    • Synonyms: 
    • stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative

    Antonyms:  lenient, mild, lax,permissive
  25. Surmise (v)
    to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; 

    • Synonyms:
    • infer, gather;
  26. Surmise (n)
    likely idea that lacks definite proof

    • Synonyms: 
    • inference, presumption

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