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Wu SAT part 4

4th 100 of the 1000 most used SAT words

QuestionAnswer
Ambivalence lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided
Cantankerous bad-tempered; quarrelsome
Derogatory uncomplimentary
Exemplify to serve as a good example
Impecunious having no money
Lucid clear
Ornate highly decorated
Precipice steep slope
Salubrious health-giving
Truant shirker; someone absent without permission
Ambulatory able to walk around (used of hospital patients)
Capacious spacious
Desecrate to damage or pollute someting holy
Exhaustive complete and thorough
Impious wicked; profane
Ludicrous ridiculous; silly
Orthodox conventional
Precipitous done in a hurry
Salutary something which teaches you a lesson; beneficial
Truncate cut short
Ameliorate make better
Capitulate surrender; give in to
Desecration spoiling something holy
Exonerates acquits; absolves; removes blame
Impoverished destitute; poor
Lukewarm 1. unethusiastic; 2. neither hot nor cold
Ossify 1. turn to bone; 1. become fixed and rigid
Preclude prevent or make impossible
Sanctimonious hypocritically holy
Tumult uproar; noise
Amelioration improvement
Carping constant criticism
Desist stop; discontinue; cease
Exorcism getting free/rid of; eliminating (especially demons)
Impromptu unrehearsed; spontaneous
Lummox clumsy person
Ostentations showy
Precocious developing early
Sanction give approval to
Turpitude depravity
Amiable friendly
Cartography person who makes maps
Despondant having no hope; miserable
Expatriate refugee; emigrant; someone living away from his own country
Inadvertent not intentional
Luscious juicy; moist; succulent
Oust push out of a position
Predecessor one who came before
Sanguinary bloodthirsty; bloody
Tyro novice; beginner
Amity friendship
Castigate scold strongly
Destitution hardship; poverty; misery
Expedient convenient; practical
Incantation chant; invocation; prayer
Lynch assassinate; kill; illegal hanging
Overy obviouis; not hidden
Predicament dilemma; difficult situation
Sanguine optimistic; cheerful
Ubiquitous found everywhere; omnipresent
Amorphous lacking in shape
Catharsis purging of pent-up emotions
Deter put off; prevent
Expedite make faster
Incarceration putting in prison
Machinations plots and plans
overwrought worked up; in an emotional state
Preeminent famous; outstanding
Sardonic mocking
Unalloyed undiluted; total
Analgesic medicine to comat pain
Caucus type of private political meeting
Deteriorate worsen; decline
Exposition clear explanation
Incessant without stopping
Maelstrom whirlpool; storm in the ocean
Palatable good to eat; agreeable
Prerogative right or privilege
Savant person with knowledge
Unctuous oily; using excessive flattery
Analogous comparable
Caustic burning
Detrimental harmful
Extol praise
Incipient just beginning
Magnanimous generous; big-hearted
Palisade fence made of posts
Prescient having fore-knowledge
Scale to climb
Undermined damaged; attacked
Anarchy chaos; lack of government
Cavalcade procession of vehicles
Devoured greedily eaten/consumed
Extradite deport from one country back to the home country
Inclination tendency; a leaning toward
Magnate powerful businessman
Palliative a remedy that improves by doesn't cure
Presentiment a feeling that something might happen
Scapegoat person on whom blame is placed fof faults of others
Underscore emphasize
Created by: Jigglypuff
 

 



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