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Hot SAT Words-List 3

3rd word of Hot Words for the SAT

SAT WordDefinition
laconic Using few words in speech
colloquial Pertaining to common everyday speech; conversational
complacent Self-satisfied; smug
derivative Unoriginal; taken from something already existing
ameliorate To make better; to lessen pain, difficulty, or tension
amicable Showing goodwill; peaceable
bellicose Of a quarrelsome nature; eager to fight; warlike
largess Generous giving
frugal Careful with money; thrifty; not costly
confounding puzzling; baffling
detrimental Harmful
castigate To scold or punish severely
detached Aloof; indifferent
lassitude A tired feeling, usually resulting from depression or too much work
obsequious Obeying or performing a service for someone in an overly attentive manner
ebullient Filled with a bubbly excitement, as if boiling over with excitement
hidebound Strongly-opinionated; narrow-mindedly stubborn
clamor Unpleasant sound; noise
adulate To praise or flatter too greatly; fawn over
lavish Abundant; in excess
culinary Having to do with cooking; preparing meals
conscientious Relating to doing what one knows is right; scrupulous
fleeting Short-lived
antiquity Ancient times
furtive Sneaky
artisan A person who is skilled with his or her hands
incidental Less important; minor
discerning Able to judge people and situations clearly
aesthetic Having to do with artistic beauty
indigenous Native
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