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SAT Vocab #1

hopeful that the best will happen in the future optimistic
expecting the worst possible outcome pessimistic
having no personal preference neutral
mixed feelings or emotions ambivalence
characterized by directness in manner or speech frank
angered at something unjust or wrong indignant
showing ready comprehension of others' states empathetic
understanding of the nature or meaning of something appreciation
of a serious examination and judgment of something critical
expressing extreme contempt scornful
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike disdain
serving or tending to excite or stimulate provocative
characterized by enmity or ill will hostile
a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea advocate
a feeling of delight at being entertained amusement
expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings sympathetic
a positive feeling of liking affection
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration reverent
expressing contempt or ridicule mocking
the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession resignation
not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving incredulous
harsh or corrosive in tone caustic
resembling or characteristic of a lament for the dead elegiac
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions vehement
consisting of or derived from a practice of long standing traditional
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