SAT Vocab Practice

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SAT Vocab Practice
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  1. Deliberation
    careful thought
  2. Enigma
    a puzzle; a mystery
  3. ephemeral
    short lived
  4. exonerate
    equit; prove not guilty
  5. innocuous
    harmless
  6. miser
    someone who hoards wealth
  7. pejorative
    derogatory
  8. precocious
    advanced

    the precocious toddler can tie his own shoes
  9. surfeit
    excess
  10. austere
    very stern; very simple
  11. didactic
    intending to preach or teach
  12. eclectic
    drawn from various sources
  13. fawn
    grovel; suck up to people
  14. modicum
    a tiny ammount
  15. disparaging
    criticizing
  16. esoteric
    obscure
  17. opaque
    not transparent
  18. prosaic
    commonplace; plain
  19. sycophant
    flatterer
  20. ubiquitous
    widespread; existing everywhere
  21. abstruse
    difficult to comprehend
  22. altruism
    self-sacrifice
  23. belie
    to contradict; to give a false impression
  24. decorum
    good behavior; ediquette
  25. furtive
    secretive
  26. histrionic
    melodramatic; exaggerated emotion
  27. lackadaisical
    lazy; careless; lax
  28. pilfer
    to steal
  29. temporize
    to put off; procrastinate
  30. adriot
    skillful (Maladroit = clumsy)
  31. dubious
    doubtful
  32. idiosyncratic
    quirky; eccentric; unique to an individual.
  33. lithe
    flexible
  34. supple
    flexible; pliant; lithe
  35. unequivocal
    certain; cannot be disputed
  36. adulation
    worship; great praise
  37. cacophony
    noise; din
  38. capricious
    whimsical; changeable
  39. credulous
    gullible
  40. debacle
    disaster
  41. indiscriminate
    without thought; random; careless
  42. pathos
    saddness; stirring of emotions
  43. preclude
    prevent
  44. vacillate
    waver; hesitate
  45. affability
    • friendlyness
    • affable = friendly
  46. circumvent
    avoid
  47. cursory
    casually done
  48. deride
    redicule or mock
  49. erudite
    learning; scholarly knowledge
  50. gregarious
    sociable
  51. inane
    silly
  52. ineffable
    can't be expressed in words
  53. intrepid
    fearless
  54. penchant
    tendency; leaning toward
  55. prolific
    abundantly fruitful
  56. soporific
    sleep inducing
  57. ambivalent
    having conflicting emotions
  58. conciliatory
    bringing together; ending a dispute
  59. dearth
    shortage
  60. fastidious
    attention to detail; accurate
  61. fortuitous
    accidental
  62. insipid
    bland
  63. phlegmatic
    calm
  64. rancor
    bitterness and bad feeling
  65. vex
    annoy

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