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SAT HitParade Vocab3

Most Frequently-Used SAT vocabulary words (from The Princeton Review)

QuestionAnswer
bombastic given to pompous speech or writing
ebullience intense enthusiasm
exorbitant exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness
exuberant full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy
embellish to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate
flagrant extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable
gratuitous given freely; unearned; unnecessary
lavish (adj) extravagant
lugubrious mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
opulent displaying great wealth
ornate elaborately decorated
penchant a strong inclination or liking
redundant needlessly repetitive
ubiquitous being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
vicarious felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience of feelings of another
vignette a short scene or story
amalgam a combination of diverse elements; a mixture
inundate to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp
multifarious diverse; various
multiplicity state of being various or manifold; a great number
alleviate to ease a pain or burden
ameliorate to make something better; improve
beneficial producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful
curative able to heal or cure
palliative relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
therapeutic having or exhibiting healing powers
complement (noun) something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection
epitome a representative or example of a type
felicitous admirably suited, apt
belie to misrepresent or disguise
debunk to expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims
dubious doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
duplicitous deliberate deceptive
fabricate to make up in order to decieve
fallacy a false notion
mendacious lying; untruthful
specious having the ring of truth of pluasibility but actually false
ambiguous open to more than one interpretation
abivalent simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
apathetic feeling or showing little emotion
capricious impulsive and unpredictable
equivocal open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambigeous
erratic markedly inconsistent
impetuous suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; impulsive and passionate
impetus an impelling force or stimulus
sporadic occuring at irregular intervals; having no patten or order in time
vacillate to sway from one side to the other; oscillate
whimsical characterized by whim; unpredictable
flag (verb) to decline in vigor or strength; to tire; to droop
jaded wornout; wearied
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