SAT WORDS

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SAT WORDS
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  1. candid
    completely honest; straightforward
  2. conjecture
    inference; guesswork
  3. didactic
    instructive
  4. euphemism
    a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term
  5. extrapolate
    to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information
  6. incoherent
    lacking cohesion or connection
  7. insinuate
    to imply or communicate stealthily
  8. lucid
    easily understood; clear
  9. rhetoric
    the art of using language effectively and persuasively
  10. acumen
    quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight
  11. adroit
    dexterous; deft; expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body
  12. ascertain
    to find out, as through investivation or experimentation
  13. astute
    shrewd; clever
  14. circumspect
    careful; prudent; discreet

    discreet, vigilant, careful, guarded
  15. disseminate
    to scatter widely, as in sowing seed; to distribute or scatter about

    broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse
  16. erudition
    deep, extensive learning; knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.
  17. husbandry
    the cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming

    agriculture, farming
  18. pedantic
    • excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules
    • academic, donnish, didactic, doctrinaire
  19. perspicacious
    shrewd; clear-sighted

    perceptive, acute, sagacious, sapient
  20. pragmatic
    of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.

    practical; matter-of-fact
  21. precocious
    exhibiting unusually early intellectural or maturity
  22. prospectus
    formal proposal; a document describing the major features, attractions, or services of a place, institution, or business to prospective patrons, clients, owners, or members
  23. rudimentary
    basic; elementary; in the earliest stages of development

    fundamental, underlying, vestigial
  24. abstruse
    difficult to understand

    recondite, esoteric, arcane
  25. callous
    emotionally hardened; unfeeling

    indurate, pachydermatous, thick-skinned, cauterise, cauterize, indifferent
  26. convoluted
    intricate; complex; complicated; intricately involved

    Byzantine, intricate, involved, knotty, labyrinthine
  27. enigma
    a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
  28. inscrutable
    • difficult to fathom or understand; incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized
    • cryptic, impenetrable
  29. reticent
    inclined to keep silent; disposed to be silent or not to speak freely

    reserved, taciturn, quiet, uncommunicative
  30. staid
    of settled or sedate character; not flighty or capricious

    unemotional, serious
  31. arcane
    known or understood by only a few
  32. assimilate
    to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar

    adapt; adjust
  33. automony
    independence; self-determination
  34. cosmopolitan
    worldly; widely sophisticated
  35. derivative (n)
    something that comes from another source; secondary
  36. entourage
    a group of attendants or associates; a retinue
  37. esoteric
    intended for or understood by only a small group
  38. gaffe
    a clumsy social error; a faux pas
  39. idiosyncrasy
    characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
  40. insular
    isolated; narrow or provincial; narrow-minded

    parochial
  41. orthodox
    adhering to the traditional and establish, especially in religion
  42. potentate
    one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch
  43. castigate
    to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
  44. censure
    to issue official blame
  45. denounce
    to condemn openly
  46. reclusive
    seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
  47. relinquish
    to retire from; give up or abandon
  48. renounce
    to give up (a title, for example), especially by a formal announcement
  49. vituperative
    marked by harshly abusive condemnation; abusive language

    blistering, scalding, scathing
  50. circumscribe
    to draw a circle around; to restrict
  51. contiguous
    sharing an edge or boundary; touching

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