Elite SAT Vocab 501 - 750

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  1. fruitless
    woithout results; unprofitable
  2. callous
    lacking pity or mercy; unfeeling
  3. noisome
    disgustingly offensive; foul (esp. in reference to an odor)
  4. culminate
    to reach the highest point
  5. berserk
    dangerously destructive; frenzied
  6. archive
    records or documents of a government or institution; the place where such records are kept
  7. extant
    currently or actually existing
  8. quail
    to draw back in fear; to lose heart or courage
  9. tactile
    of or related to the sense of touch
  10. diffuse
    to spread around or scatter
  11. gestate
    evolve, as in prenatal growth
  12. inundate
    to flood
  13. ludicrous
    ridiculous or exaggerated as to cause or deserve laughter; absurd
  14. wax
    to become larger
  15. traction
    the ability (as of a tire or wheel) to stay on a surface without sliding; the act of pulling (esp. as a medical treatment)
  16. ethereal
    delicate; soft; airy; intangible
  17. taboo
    something forbidden or prohibited
  18. bellow
    to yell very loudly; to shout
  19. canon
    a law or body of laws, esp. religious; an established principle or basis for judgment; the works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic
  20. till
    to prepare the soil for planting
  21. dismal
    causing gloom or depression
  22. impute
    to assign credit, often of guilt or blame
  23. junta
    a group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power
  24. covert
    concealed or disguised; not openly practiced
  25. hangar
    a structure used for housing aircrafts
  26. dupe
    to deceive; to trick
  27. anthropology
    study of the origin, behavior, and culture of human beings
  28. flighty
    unstable or easily excited
  29. condone
    to pardon or overlook voluntarily
  30. repel
    to drive or force back; to drive off
  31. collude
    to plot secretly for a deceitful or illegal purpose
  32. insular
    narrow in outlook; provincial
  33. sediment
    a residue that settles in the bottom of something
  34. acrid
    harsh; sarcastic; bitter to the taste
  35. audible
    able to be heard
  36. posthumous
    done or occurring after death
  37. conundrum
    a riddle or puzzle, esp. one without a solution
  38. embezzle
    to take money for one's own use, in violation of a trust
  39. lethargic
    dull; sluggish; moving slowly
  40. hedonist
    someone who seeks only for pleasure
  41. garrulous
    talking too much, esp. about trivial things
  42. table
    to postpone consideration of
  43. quotidian
    daily; customery
  44. protract
    to extend the duration of; to prolong
  45. legerdemain
    trickery; deception; sleight of hand
  46. unpretentious
    modest; not showy
  47. gustatory
    relating to the sense of taste
  48. repertoire
    the range of pieces an artist is prepared to perform
  49. epigram
    a short, cleverly-worded statement
  50. muse
    to meditate; to consider thoughtfully
  51. contract
    to reduce in size by drawing together
  52. retire
    to retreat, as from battle
  53. dowdy
    lacking in neatneess or style; shabby
  54. genealogy
    the science or study of family descent
  55. manumit
    to grant freedom to slaves; to emancipate
  56. lopsided
    larger or shaped differently on one side than on another
  57. precipitate
    moving rapidly and without caution
  58. duress
    strain or hardship, often illegally applied
  59. arable
    suitable for growing crops (of land)
  60. alacrity
    cheerful willingness; switfness
  61. sensuous
    appealing to the senses; esp. those involved in appreciating beauty
  62. cavort
    to leap about in a lively manner; to have lively or boisterous fun
  63. diffident
    lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
  64. maelstrom
    a violently confused state; a very large whirlpool
  65. retract
    to take back; to pull back
  66. mean
    lowly, insignificant, petty
  67. belated
    delayed; postponed; detained
  68. crestfallen
    feeling disappointment; feeling shame or humiliation
  69. vindicate
    to clear of blame with supporting arguments or proof
  70. taut
    tense; very tight
  71. subordinate
    occupying a lower position
  72. parody
    a humorous and ridiculous imitation
  73. accrue
    to come as a gain; to increase
  74. endemic
    native to a particular country
  75. credit
    to believe; to trust
  76. palatable
    pleasant or acceptable to the taste
  77. extract
    to remove, esp. with effort
  78. pathetic
    arousing pity; arousing scornful pity
  79. vie
    to compete
  80. olfactory
    relating to the sense of smell
  81. trauma
    serious physical or emotional injury
  82. adulterate
    to make impure
  83. ocular
    relating to the eye or sense of sight
  84. alchemy
    medieval chemistry, esp. the attempt to change common metals into gold
  85. commensurate
    equal in proportion; having the same size, duration, etc.
  86. dredge
    to clean, deepen, or widen a waterway; to come up with or unearth
  87. anecdote
    a brief story, often humorous
  88. fervid
    extremely emotional; passionate
  89. disparate
    entirely unlike
  90. hyperbole
  91. forthright
    direct and without evasion; honest
  92. temperate
    consistent; moderate; without extremes
  93. attract
    to pull towards; to stimulate interest
  94. schism
    a division; a split; a break
  95. ubiquitous
    present everywhere
  96. deride
    to ridicule
  97. collage
    an assembly of diverse elements
  98. bourgeoisis
    the middle class
  99. husband
    to use sparingly; to converse
  100. frugal
    careful in spending money or resource
  101. excruciating
    severely painful
  102. lionize
    to look upon or threat as a celebrity
  103. venue
    the location where something takes place, esp. trial
  104. groggy
    confused, sluggish, or dizzy, as from lack of sleep or drunkenness
  105. capitulate
    to surrender under specific conditions; to give up all resistance
  106. malady
    a disease, illness, sickness
  107. blandishment
    a flattering act or remark; allurement; enticement
  108. salient
    important, prominent, most noticeable
  109. exemplary
    worthy to serve as a model
  110. just
    honorable and fair; consistent with what is right
  111. salutary
    benefical; favorable to health
  112. insensible
    not able to feel or perceive; unresponsible
  113. anachronism
    something not belonging to certain time period
  114. proletariat
    the working class
  115. paucity
    smallness of number; scarcity
  116. distraction
    mental distress; that which amuses or entertains
  117. tract
    an area of land or water; a brief written work, usually on a religious or politic topic
  118. foible
    a minor weakness of character
  119. colloquial
    appropriate to spoken, as opposed to written, language; informal
  120. obstinate
    unreasonably stubborn
  121. affected
    behaving in an artificial way to impress people
  122. collateral
    parallel; serving to support; of a secondary nature
  123. weather
    to survive
  124. vocation
    a regular occupation, esp. one of which a person is particularly suited
  125. lament
    to grieve, to regret deeply
  126. incipient
    beginning to appear or be noticed
  127. ewe
    a female sheep, esp. when full grown
  128. disciple
    a follower of another who helps spread teachings
  129. macabre
    suggesting the horror of death
  130. circumspect
    showing discretion and careful judgment
  131. desideratum
    something needed and wanted
  132. exorbitant
  133. lucid
    easily understood, clear
  134. gambit
    a calculated, risky opening move
  135. impertinent
  136. subsequent
    hapeening afterward; following in order
  137. bungle
    to handle badly; to botch or mess up
  138. cite
    to refer to or quote
  139. pugilist
    a boxer
  140. crass
    dull-witted, unrefined
  141. captious
    tending to notice and point out trivvial mistakes or faults; intended to trap or confuse
  142. deem
    to have as an opinion; to consider
  143. disabuse
    to free from error of flasehood
  144. reverberate
    to re-echo
  145. conception
    formation of an idea in the mind; start of pregnancy
  146. unseemly
    not decent or proper
  147. eddy
    a current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, esp. in a circular motion
  148. oracle
    a person thought to be a source of wisdom or prophecy
  149. shambles
    utter disorder
  150. stationary
    not moving
  151. sloth
  152. smirk
    to smile in a self-satisfied or artificial way
  153. medley
    a mixture; an arrangement of songs performed together
  154. ritual
    a ceremonial act; a customary procedure
  155. savant
    a well-educated person; a scholar
  156. sybarite
    one devoted to luxury
  157. oaf
    a stupid, clumsy person
  158. morose
    sour tempered and inclined to be silent
  159. phase
    a stage in a process of change or development
  160. ornate
    highly, often excessively decorated
  161. benevolent
    characterized by doing good
  162. genre
    a kind, or type
  163. fodder
    feed for livestock; a resource
  164. didactic
    intended to teach; inclined to teach excessively
  165. soliloquy
    a dramatic speech delivered by a character to himself or herself
  166. confound
    to mix up or lump together; to confuse
  167. liable
    legally obligated; likely (with reference to an unfavorable outcome)
  168. glean
    to gather bit by bit
  169. plebeian
  170. painstaking
    very thorough; careful
  171. cavalier
    casual, disdainful
  172. inculcate
    to teach or impress by frequent repetition; to instill
  173. courteous
    polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
  174. domineer
    to rule over arbitrarily or tyrannically
  175. squalid
    having a dirty or lowly appearance
  176. inveterate
    established for a long time; habitual
  177. incarcerate
    to restrict by imprisonment; to keep in prison
  178. conflagration
    large, disastrous fire
  179. assail
    to attack; to assault
  180. altruistic
    unselfish; benevolent; caring more for others than oneself
  181. copious
    very plentiful
  182. compel
    to cause to occur by pressure
  183. laconic
    brief in speech; using few words
  184. destitution
    the lack of any means of subsistence
  185. hoax
    an act meant to trick or fool
  186. emancipate
    to give freedom; to set loose
  187. dirge
    slow, sad music, esp. a funeral hymn
  188. emaciated
    made thin unnaturally; abnormally thin due to starvation
  189. incredulous
    disbelieving; skeptical
  190. hovel
    a small, miserable dwelling
  191. obstreperous
    noisily and stubbornly defiant
  192. dour
    stern and humorless; silently ill-humored
  193. digest
    a collection of previously published material, usually in condensed form
  194. emanate
    to send forth; to come forth
  195. fauna
    animals as a group, esp. of a specified region or time
  196. ado
    trouble; fuss
  197. defile
    to corrupt; to desecrate or sully
  198. inception
    commencement; beginning ; origin
  199. mogul
    a rich or powerful person
  200. immaculate
    perfectly clean
  201. eulogy
    a speech or written tribute in praise of someone who has died
  202. turbulence
    commotion or wild disorder
  203. overweening
    excessively arrogant; overbearing
  204. impel
    to push something into motion
  205. querulous
    inclined to find fault; complaining; full of complaint
  206. exhume
    to dig up out of the ground
  207. diligent
    painstaking and steady
  208. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully
  209. precept
    a rule of action or conduct
  210. concur
    to agree
  211. dally
    to waste time; to loiter
  212. paroxysm
    a sudden convulsion or outburst; a fit
  213. martinet
    one who is strict in discipline and enjoys authority too much
  214. leeway
    margin; A room for freedom of action
  215. glutton
    one who eats too much
  216. teeming
    overfilled; crowded; pouring out
  217. despoil
    to deprive something of value
  218. mare
    a female horse
  219. naïve
    simple; childlike; lacking worldly wisdom
  220. primordial
    living or exiting at the very beginning
  221. ruthless
    having no compassion or pity
  222. profuse
    gving or pouring forth freely; generous
  223. quash
    to suppress completely
  224. benefactor
    one who helps and supports others
  225. insolent
    boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
  226. obese
    very fat
  227. furtive
    characterized by secretive behavior
  228. petulant
    impatient or irritable, esp. over a minor annoyance
  229. resolute
    firmly determined
  230. surfeit
    an excess
  231. ascetic
    a person who denies him- or herself luxuries and leads an austere life, especially for religious reasons
  232. calumny
    a false and malicious statement; slander
  233. orthodox
    accepting the usual beliefs, esp. religious
  234. dregs
    the worst part; the sediment in a liquid
  235. intercept
    to stop something from reaching its intended destination
  236. hearsay
    rumor; gossip
  237. deficient
    lacking an essential quality; inadequate in amount or degree
  238. irk
    to irritate or be wearisome
  239. pauper
    one who is extremely poor, esp. one living on public charity
  240. epiphany
    a sudden flash of understanding
  241. burnish
    to polish
  242. sadisitic
    getting pleasure from inflicting physical or psychological pain
  243. fray
    a fight or brawl
  244. cynical
    distrusting others from a sense that everyone's motives are selfish
  245. edifice
    a building; architectural monument
  246. profess
    to declare or claim openly
  247. pernicious
    very harmful or destructive
  248. jest
    to be playful in speech and actions; to joke
  249. chaos
    complete disorder
  250. correlate
    to correspond; to be mutually related
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Elite SAT Vocab 501 - 750
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Elite SAT Vocab 501 - 750
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