SAT Vocabulary

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SAT Vocabulary
2015-07-17 08:45:34
Vocabulary SAT
Words I didn't know from the practice tests in the Blue Book
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  1. ostentatious
  2. capricious
  3. bombastic
    (regarding speech) high-flown; inflated; pretentious
  4. loquacious
    talkative; Nana-esque
  5. decorous
    characterized by dignified propriety in conduct or manners
  6. ossified
    hardened like or into bone
  7. jingoism
  8. prudence
    the quality of being wise in practical affairs
  9. aloofness
    the quality of being distant or reserved; indifference
  10. respite
    a delay; an interval of relief
  11. equivocate
    to use ambiguous or unclear expressions
  12. pedestrian
    lacking in vitality; commonplace; dull
  13. derivative
    not original; secondary
  14. inept
    without skill or deftness
  15. supercilious
    haughtily disdainful or contemptuous
  16. pugnacious
    inclined to quarrel or fight; combative
  17. belligerence
    a warlike or hostile attitude
  18. indigence
    seriously impoverished condition; poverty
  19. perfidy
    deliberate breach of trust; faithlessness; treachery
  20. aspersion
    a derogatory remark; slander
  21. tenacity
    the quality of holding fast; persistence
  22. apparition
    a supernatural appearance of a person or thing
  23. erroneous
    containing an error; incorrect
  24. ambivalence
    mixed feelings
  25. deficient
    insufficient; defective
  26. credence
    belief as to the truth of something (to give credence to a claim)
  27. dubious
  28. disrepute
    disfavor; bad reputation
  29. diaphanous
    very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent
  30. dowager
    a woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke, etc.
  31. dilettante [dil-i-tahn-tee]
    • a person who takes up an activity merely for amusement; dabbler
  32. iconoclast
    a person who attacks cherished beliefs or traditions
  33. purveyor
    a person who provides
  34. dispassionate
    free from or unaffected by passion or bias
  35. esoteric
    understood by or meant for only the select few
  36. capricious
  37. indignant
    feeling characterized by strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, or insulting
  38. tenable
    capable of being held or defended against attack or dispute
  39. impugned
    to challenge as false
  40. raiment
    clothing; apparel; attire
  41. cantankerous
    disagreeable to deal with; peevish
  42. churlish
    rude; mean
  43. laconic
    using few words; concise
  44. robust
    strong and healthy
  45. mercurial
    • changeable; flighty
    • animated; lively
  46. disingenuous
    lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity
  47. implacable
    not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable
  48. phlegmatic
    not easily excited to action; apathetic
  49. wistful
    • characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning
    • pensive
  50. melancholy
    • a gloomy state of mind; depression
    • sober thoughtfulness
  51. whimsical
    given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious
  52. omnipotent
    almighty or infinite in power, as God
  53. tentative
    • of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental
    • unsure
  54. remiss
    negligent, careless, or slow in performing one's duty
  55. didactic
  56. impetuous
    of, relating to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion; impulsive
  57. anthology
    a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors
  58. verbose
    characterized by the use of too many words; wordy
  59. edifying
    to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually
  60. succinct
    expressed in few words; concise
  61. effusive
    • unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve
    • overflowing
  62. incorrigible
    bad beyond correction or reform
  63. tenuous
    • thin or slender in form, as a thread
    • unsubstantiated
  64. ephemeral
    lasting a very short time
  65. misnomer
    a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation
  66. stringent
    rigorously binding or exacting; strict
  67. bucolic
    • of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
    • of, relating to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life
  68. lugubrious
    mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
  69. sundry
    various or diverse
  70. remonstrance
    an act or instance of protest
  71. lassitude
    weariness of body or mind from strain
  72. chicanery
    trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry
  73. facetious
    not meant to be taken seriously or literally