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8/4, 5
2010-08-06 21:28:02


SAT vocab
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  1. viscous
    sticky; having a glutinous consistency
  2. vitriolic
    resembling vitriol in caustic quality esp. virulence of feeling or speech
  3. vituperate
    to abuse or censure severely; berate. to use harsh condemnatory language
  4. vocation
    the work in which one is employed; occupation
  5. vociferous
    marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry; loud, boisterous
  6. wanton
    1. undisciplined, unruly; lewd, bawdy 2. merciless, inhumane 3. extravagant; without check or limitation
  7. welter
    1. v. writhe, toss, wallow 2. n. state of wild disorder; turmoil 2. chaotic mass or jumble
  8. whimsical
    exhibiting whims, characterized by lightly fanciful whim or caprice; subject to erratic or unpredictable behavior
  9. winsome
    1. generally pleasing and engaging w/ a childlike charm and innocence 2. cheerful, lighthearted
  10. wizened
    to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality
  11. yoke
    1. to join as if by a yoke 2. to put to work
  12. zenith
    the highest point reached, culminating point; acme
  13. zephyr
    a gentle breeze
  14. consonant
    being in agreement or harmony; having similar sounds
  15. consign
    to give over to another's care or control OR to commit to a final destination or fate
  16. construe
    to understand or explain the intentions of a particular way w/ respect to the circumstances
  17. consecrate
    dedicate to sacred purpose
  18. congruity
    quality of being congruous, point of agreement
  19. congeal
    to coagulate, thicken; make rigid or immobile
  20. conflagration
    a large, disastrous fire or 2. conflict, war
  21. confection
    a fancy dish or sweetmeat; a sweet food OR a light but entertaining theatrical, cinematic or literary work
  22. condone
    to regard or treat something bad or blameworthy as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless
  23. concord
    state of agreement; harmony
  24. concomitant
    accompanying esp. in a subordinate or incidental way or (n.) an object of this quality; accompaniment
  25. conciliatory
    to gain goodwill by pleasing acts 2. to appease, reconcile
  26. compunction
    1. anxiety from awareness of guilt 2. a twinge of misgiving; scruple
  27. deference
    respect and esteem due a superior; also, affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes
  28. deprecate
    1. to seek to avert, to pray against 2. to play down or belittle 3. to express disapproval of
  29. deride
    to laugh at contemptuously, to subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule
  30. despondent
    feeling or showing extreme discouragement, dejection, or depression
  31. corroborate
    to support with evidence or authority, make more certain
  32. culpable
    meriting condemnation, blame, guilt
  33. cupidity
    inordinate desire for wealth, avarice greed; strong desire, lust
  34. cursory
    rapidly and often superficially performed or produced; hasty
  35. decadence
    the process of becoming decayed or in deecline
  36. defame
    to harm the reputation of by libel or slander, accuse