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100 SAT Words

TermDefinition
abbreviate to shorten, abridge
abstinence the act of refraining from pleasurable activity, e.g, eating or drinking
adulation high praise
adversity misfortune, unfavorable turn of events
aesthetic pertaining to beauty or arts
amicable friendly, agreeable
anachronistic out of date, not attributed to the correct time period
anecdote short, usually funny account of an event
anonymous nameless, without disclosed identity
antagonist foe, opponent, adversary
arid extremely dry or deathly boring
assiduous persistent, hard working
asylum sanctuary, shelter, place of refuge
benevolent friendly and helpful
camaraderie trust, socialbility amongst friends
censure to critsize harshly
circuitous inderect, taking the longest route
clairvoyant exceptionally insightful. able to forsee the future
collaborate to cooperate, work together
compassion sympathy, helpfuness or mercy
compromise to settle a dispute by terms agreeable to both sides
condescending possesing an attitude of superiority, patronizing
conditional depending on a condition, e.g, in a contract
conformist person who complies with accepted rules and customs
congregation a crowd of people, an assembly
convergence the state of seperate elements joining or coming together
deleterious harmful, destructive, detrimental
demagogue leader, rabble rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
digression the act of turning aside, straying from the main point, esp in a speech or argument
diligent careful and hard working
discredit to harm the reputation of, dishonor or grace
disdain to regard with scorn or contempt
divergent seperating, moving in different derections from a particular point
empathy identifacation with the feeling of others
emulate to immitate, follow an example
enervating weakening, tiring
enhance to improve, bring to a greater level of intensity
ephemeral momentary, transient, fleeting
evanescent quickly fading, short lived e,g. esp. an image
exasperation irritation, frustration
exemplary outstanding, an example to others
extenuating excusing, lessening the seriousness of guilt or crime e.g, mitigating factors
florid red colored, flushed; gaudy, ornate
fortuitous happening by luck, fortune
frugal thrifty, cheap
hackneyed cliched, worn out by overuse
haughty arrogant and condescending
hedonist person who pursues pleasure as a goal
hypothesis assumption, theory requiring proof
ipetuous rash, impulsive, acting without thinking
impute to attribute an action to a particular person or group
incompatible opposed in nature, not able to work or live together
inconsequential unimportant, trivial
inevitable certain, unavoidable
integrity decency, honesty, wholeness
intrepid fearless, adventureless
intuitive instinctive, untaught
Created by: aayngel99