WOD: First 40 words

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WOD: First 40 words
2010-10-19 21:34:43
WOD SAT Vocabulary

First 40 words of the Word of the Day list
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  1. Incontrovertible
  2. Lax
    Not stringent or energetic
  3. abduction
    A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally
  4. foppish
    Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners
  5. gastronomy
    The art of preparing and serving appetizing food
  6. maudlin
    Foolishly and tearfully affectionate
  7. crucible
    A trying and purifying test or agency
  8. albeit
    Even though
  9. euphemism
    A firgure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted
  10. sanguine
    Having the color of blood
  11. audacious
  12. reproof
    An expression of disapproval or blame
  13. impertinence
  14. heterodox
    At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion
  15. nit
    The egg of a louse or other insect
  16. truculence
  17. repartee
    A ready, witty, or apt reply
  18. impiety
    Irreverence toward God
  19. philately
    The study and collection of stamps
  20. abdictate
    To give up (royal power or the like)
  21. Idiosyncrasy
    A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual
  22. Forswear
    To renounce upon oath
  23. Mesmerize
    To hypnotize
  24. Globose
  25. Enmity
  26. Rendezvous
    A prearranged place of meeting
  27. Indigent
  28. Portend
    To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs
  29. Mien
    The external appearance or manner of a person
  30. Sibilance
    A hissing sound
  31. Abase
    To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade
  32. Fulsome
    Offensive from excess of praise or commendation
  33. Introspection
    The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
  34. Grandiloquent
    Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
  35. Witling
    A person who has little understanding
  36. Mete
    To apportion
  37. Acme
    The highest point, or summit
  38. Laud
    To praise in words or song
  39. Shiftless
    Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
  40. Parity
    Equality, as of condition or rank