Elite SAT Vocab 251 - 300

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  1. ineffable
    incapable of being expressed
  2. revere
    to honor
  3. forage
    to search for food or provisions
  4. scale
    to climb
  5. sect
    a small group, esp. religious, united by a specific set of beliefs
  6. vernacular
    informal speech; native language
  7. sanguine
    optimistic, cheerful
  8. kindle
    to build a fire; to set on fire or ignite; to arouse
  9. ruminate
    to ponder at length
  10. culpable
    deserving blame or punishment
  11. lummox
    a clumsy person
  12. idiosyncrasy
    a particular, peculiar, or eccentric trait
  13. dissemble
    to deceive or conceal; to hide one's motives; to simulate
  14. lugubrious
    sad or mournful, esp. in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous
  15. internecine
    pertaining to conflict whitin a group; mutually destructive
  16. impudent
    rude, shameless
  17. abolish
    to put to an end to
  18. acquiesce
    to agree without protest
  19. rural
    relating to the country or farming
  20. chimerical
    created by or as if by a fanciful imagination
  21. odyssey
    a long, adventurous journey
  22. rail
    to speak bitterly or reproachfully
  23. gratuitous
    unnecessary or inappropriate
  24. inherent
    included as an essential part; intrinsic
  25. saga
    a long prose narrative, often telling of adventure or heroism; a long detailed report
  26. primeval
    relating to the beginning of the first world ages
  27. mammoth
    very large; of clumsy or unwieldly size
  28. marquee
    a sign over the entrance to a public building
  29. intimate
    to make known subtly; to hint
  30. revert
    to return to a former condition
  31. ulterior
    lying beyond what is evident, revealed, or claimed
  32. sedentary
    sitting down most of the time
  33. quell
    to ease; to calm down
  34. forensic
    related to the law or debate
  35. clique
    exclusive group of people
  36. clandestine
    done in secret, esp. to conceal something improper
  37. surmount
    to overcome (e.g, an obstacle); to climb to the top of
  38. pilfer
    to steal a small amount
  39. sweltering
    oppressively hot and humid
  40. subterfuge
    a sneaky or devious method for avoiding difficulty or unpleasantness
  41. respite
    temporary relief
  42. endorse
    to give approval or support
  43. niche
    a place or situation suited for a person or thing; a recess in a wall
  44. ellipsis
    in a sentence, the omission of a word replaced bu three periods
  45. apt
    appropriate; having a natural tendency
  46. ersatz
    artificial; not genuine; fake
  47. serene
    calm and peaceful
  48. instigate
    to stir up or arouse; to foment
  49. predominant
    surpassing all others; most common
  50. valedictory
    a farewell speech
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Elite SAT Vocab 251 - 300
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Elite SAT Vocab 251 - 300
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