SAT Vocab.

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SAT Vocab.
2011-03-06 18:55:16
SAT Vocab

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  1. abase
    to lower in ran, prestige, or esteem
  2. abstruse
    difficult to understand
  3. acumen
    quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight
  4. adroit
    dexterous; deft
  5. aesthetic
    having to do with the appreciation of beauty
  6. affable
    easygoing; friendly
  7. alacrity
    cheerful willingness; eagerness
  8. alleviate
    to ease a pain or a burden
  9. altruism
    unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
  10. amalgam
    a combination of diverse elements; a mixture
  11. ambiguous
    open to more than one interpretation
  12. ambivalent
    simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
  13. amiable
    friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable
  14. anachronistic
    the representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order
  15. apathetic
    feeling or showing little emotion
  16. arboreal
    relating to or resembling a tree
  17. arcane
    known or understood by only a few
  18. archaic
    characteristic of an earlier period; old-fashioned
  19. ascertain
    to discover with certainty, as though examination of experimentation
  20. assimilate
    incorporated and absorbed into the mind; made similar; caused to resemble
  21. astute
    shrewed; clever
  22. augment
    to make (something already developed or well under way) greater; as in size, extent or quantity
  23. austere
    without decoration; strict
  24. aural
    of, relating to, or perceived by the ear
  25. autonomy
    independence; self-determination; self-government or the right of self-government
  26. averse
    strongly disinclined
  27. banal
    drearily commonplace and often predictable; trite
  28. belie
    to picture falsely; misrepresent
  29. belligerent
    inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
  30. beneficial
    producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous
  31. benign
    kind and gentle
  32. bolster
    to buoy up or hearted; to support or prop up
  33. bombastic
    given to pompous speech or writing
  34. brevity
    the quality or state of being brief in duration
  35. burgeon
    to grow and flourish; to put forth new buds, leves or greenery; sprout