SAT Vocab (Set 2)

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SAT Vocab (Set 2)
2010-09-28 00:21:34
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For SAT this upcoming weekend.
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  1. lavish
    characterized by or produced with extravagance and abundance
  2. litigious
    tending to engage in lawsuits
  3. loquacious
    very talkative
  4. lucid
    easily understood; clear
  5. lugubrious
    mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
  6. magnanimous
    courageously noble in mind and heart
  7. mar
    to inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on
  8. maverick
    one who is independent and resists adherence to a group
  9. mendacious
    lying; untruthful
  10. mercenary
    motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain; a professional soldier
  11. meticulous
    extremely careful and precise
  12. modicum
    a small, moderate, or token amount
  13. multifarious
    having great variety; diverse
  14. multiplicity
    the state of being various or manifold
  15. nefarious
    infamous by way of being extremely wicked
  16. novel
    fresh; original; new
  17. obsequious
    full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning
  18. obstinate
    stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action
  19. onerous
    troublesome or oppressive; burdensome
  20. opulent
    exhibiting a display of great wealth
  21. ornate
    elaborately decorated
  22. orthodox
    adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion
  23. palliative
    relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
  24. parity
    equality, as in amount, status, or value
  25. partisan
    devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
  26. paucity
    smallness of number; fewness
  27. pedantic
    characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules
  28. pejorative
    describing words or phrases that belittle or speak negatively of someone
  29. penchant
    a definite liking; a strong inclination
  30. pernicious
    tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
  31. perspicacious
    having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted
  32. philanthropic
    humanitarian; benevolent
  33. placid
    calm or quiet; undisturbed by tumult or disorder
  34. portent
    an indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen
  35. potentate
    one who has the power and position to rule over others; a monarch
  36. pragmatic
  37. precocious
    manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude
  38. prescience
    knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight
  39. prodigious
  40. profundity
    great depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning
  41. proliferate
    to grow or increase rapidly
  42. prolific
    very productive; producing great quantities
  43. prosaic
    unimaginative; dull
  44. prospectus
    a formal summary of a proposed venture or project
  45. quell
    to put down forcible; suppress
  46. quiescent
    being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
  47. rancorous
    hateful; marked by deep seated ill-will
  48. raze
    to level to the ground; demolish
  49. reciprocate
    to mutually take or give
  50. reclusive
    seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
  51. rectitude
    moral uprightness; righteousness
  52. redolent
    having or emitting fragrance; aromatic; suggestive, reminiscent
  53. redouble
    to become twice as great
  54. redundant
    needlessly wordy or repetitive in expression
  55. relinquish
    to retire from; give up or abandon
  56. remiss
    lax in attending to duty; negligent
  57. renounce
    to give up (a title, for example), especially by formal announcement
  58. repudiate
    to reject the validity or authority of
  59. repugnant
    arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive
  60. reticent
    inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself
  61. rhetoric
    the art of using language effectively and persuasively
  62. rudimentary
    of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary' being in the earliest stages of development
  63. sanctimonious
    feigning piety or righteousness
  64. sanguine
    of a healthy reddish color; ruddy; cheerfully confident; optimistic
  65. scintillating
  66. scrupulous
    principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting
  67. solicitous
    anxious or concerned
  68. sonorous
    producing a deep or full sound
  69. soporific
    inducing or tending to induce sleep
  70. specious
    having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually not true
  71. sporadic
    occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time
  72. squander
    to spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate
  73. squelch
    to crush by or as if by trampling; squash
  74. staid
    unemotional; serious
  75. stratify
    to form, arrange, or deposit in layers
  76. strident
    loud, harsh, grating, or shrill; discordant
  77. stymie
    to thwart; stump
  78. substantiate
    to support with proof or evidence; verify
  79. subterfuge
    a deceptive stratagem or device
  80. supercilious
    disdainful; haughty; arrogant
  81. superfluous
    extra; unnecessary
  82. supplant
    to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics
  83. surreptitious
    done by secretive means
  84. sycophant
    a service self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people
  85. synergy
    the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects
  86. tangential
    merely touching or slightly connected; only superficially relevant
  87. temperate
    moderate in degree or quality; restrained
  88. temporal
    of, relating to, or limited by time
  89. tenacity
  90. tenuous
    having little substance or strength; shaky
  91. therapeutic
    having or exhibiting healing powers
  92. transient
    passing away with time; passing from one place to another
  93. tumultuous
    noisy and disorderly
  94. ubiquitous
    being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
  95. vacillate
    to sway from one side to the other; oscillate
  96. vapid
    lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull
  97. variegated
    having streaks, marks or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored
  98. veracity
    adherence to the truth; truthfulness
  99. verdant
    green with vegetation; covered with green growth
  100. vex
    to annoy or bother; to perplex
  101. vicarious
    felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another
  102. vigilant
    on the alert; watchful
  103. vignette
    a short scene or incident, as from a movie
  104. vindicate
    to free from blame
  105. vindictive
    disposed to seek revenge; revengeful; spiteful
  106. vituperative
    using, containing, or marked by harshly abusive censure
  107. whimsical
    subject to erratic behavior; unpredictable
  108. adhere
    to remain devoted to or be in support of something
  109. tedious
    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness