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SAT Vocabulary

Anecdote a brief amusing story
Celerity speed
Dexterous skilful with hands
Extraneous irrelevant
Incoherent not clear
Maladroit clumsy; unskillful
Pallid pale
Presumptuous assuming too much; arrogant
Scrupulous careful; diligent; painstaking
Unequivocal clear; obvious
Animosity hatred; antagonism
Censorious disapproving; critical
Dichotomy a division into two parts
Extrapolate extend; predict on the basis of known data
Incongruous not fitting in; out of place
Malady illness
Palpable easily felt; easily perceived
Pretentious pompous; self-important
Scrutinize examine carefully
Unfetter set free
Annex (n) a building which is an addition to an existing building
Censure blame
Didactic intended to teach; instructive
Extrinsic irrelevant; on the outside
Inconsequential unimportant; insignificant; negligible
Malediction a curse
Panacea remedy for all ills
Prevaricate speak misleadingly and evasively
Scuttle sink
Unfrock to remove a priest from his position
Annex (v) take possession of; seize; capture
Cerebral intellectual
Diffident lacking confidence
Fallacious false
Inconspicuous not easily seen; subtle; not noticeable
Malefactor a wrong-doer
Paradigm 1. example; 2. model; 3. way of looking at things
Pristine unspoiled
Seminary an institution in which priests are trained
Unprecedented never having happened before
Anomaly something which does not fit in a pattern; irregularity
Certitude certainty
Digress wander off the subject
Falter hesitate; waver
Indelible cannot be wiped out
Malinger deliberately avoid work; shirk
Paradox apparently contradictory statement
Proclivity tendency towards
Sensuous appealing to the senses
Unscathed unharmed; intact; without a scratch
Antagonism hostility; strong opposition
Charlatan trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have
Dike dam; embankment
Fanatical obsessive; fixated
Indifferent 1. neutral; 2. not outstanding
Malingerer person who deliberately tries to avoid work
Paragon a perfect example
Procrastinate delay; put off
Sentinel guard; sentry
Unwitting not deliberate; unconscious
Antagonistic opposed; hostile; aggressive
Chary wary of; cautious about; reluctant to give
Dilatory slow; falling behind with one's work
Fanaticism passion; excessive devotion
Indigenous native to a particular area
Malleable flexible; can be shaped
Paramount of supreme importance
Prodigal wasteful; extravagant
Sequester isolate
Upbraid scold; tell off; reprimand
Antediluvian outdated; prehistoric; very old-fashioned
Chastises punishes
Dilemma puzzling situation
Fastidious overly particular; finicky
Indolence laziness
Mallet 1. wooden hammer; 2. stick used for polo
Parasite 1. scrounger; 2. animal which takes digested food from another
Prodigious very large
Serendipity fortunate coincidence; unsought discovery
Uproarious hilarious; hysterical; very funny
Anthology a book which is a collection of poems or stories
Chicanery trickery
Dilettante person who dabbles in a subject without serious study
Fatuous silly; foolish
Inductee novice; beginner
Manipulatable influencable; controllable
Parched dried up
Profane unholy
Serene calm; peaceful
Upshot outcome
Anthropocentrism putting man at the center of one's philosophy
Chimerical changeable; unstable
Diligent hard-working
Feasible possible and practicable
Indulgent pampering; satisfying desires
Marred damaged; spoiled
Pariah an outcast from society
Profanity swearing; cursing
Serrated jagged; saw-like
Urbane sophisticated; suave
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