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SAT Vocab

66 Common Vocabulary Words

QuestionAnswer
Amicable friendly
Decorous Proper
Cathartic Cleansing
Abhorrent disgusting, loathsome
Anachronism an error in order of time (chronology)
Florid flowery
Auspicious attended by favorable cirumstances
Boorish rude or clumsy in behavior
Censure an expression of strong disapproval
Cartography the art of making maps/charts
Collusion a secret agreement for illegal purposes
Eclectic combining elements from a variety of sources
Dogmatic arrogant assertion of unproved principles
Adulation excessive flattery or admiration
Consummate complete in every respect
Cursory performed with haste
Deride to speak of or treat with contempt
Destitution complete poverty
Disparage to reduce in esteem or rank
Elucidate to make clear or plain
Eloquent vividly or movingly expressive
Apprehensive anxious or fearful about the future
Diffidence the quality or state of being shy
Embody to give bodily form to
Equanimity the quality of being calm
Equitable just or impartial
Equivocal of uncertain significance
Eulogy a written tribute
Evanescent vanishing like vapor
Exemplary worth of imitation
Felicitous admirably suited
Frugal economical
Intrepid fearless
Hedonist one devoted to pleasure
Holistic emphasizing the whole
Ideologue a theorist
Laggard a straggler
Impetuous marked by violent force
Incisive clear and sharp
Ineffable incapable of being expressed
Idiosyncratic of peculiar behavioral characteristics
Impregnable impossible to attack or challenge
Lamentation expression of sorrow
Superfluous being beyond what is needed or required
Zealous marked with enthusiasm
Malleable capable of being molded
Mundane ordinary
Obstinate stubborn
Refute to prove to be false
Rebuke to criticize sharply
Prosaic commonplace/ordinary
Quell to put down forcefully
Polarization interests about two conflicting positions
Precocious characterized by early development
Nefarious infamous by way of being wicked
Rhetoric the study of using language
Sanguine cheerfully optimistic
Staid fixed or permanent
Swagger to brag or boast
Obstreperous noisily defiant
Venerate to regard with respect
Vindicted to clear of accusation
Vindictive revengeful
Lucid easily understood
Rancor resentment
Laud to glorify
Created by: thuyduyen on 2010-06-26



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