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Marino Mission CHP10

SAT vocab from chapter ten

perpetually continuing forever
bolster to give a boost to
tabled removed from consideration indefinitely
discredit to refuse to accept as true or accurate
temerity nerve, boldness
supplant to supersede (another), especially by force or treachery
pessimistic negative, gloomy
remiss showing neglect or inattention
fickle marked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability; given to erratic changeableness
vociferous marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry
resonate to produce or exhibit resonance (a quality of evoking response)
augurs to foretell
procrastinating putting off until later
audacious intrepidly daring
chagrin disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure
chide reproach in a usually mild and constructive manner; scold
destitute lacking possessions and resources; especially suffering extreme poverty
cosmopolitan having wide international sophistication
derisively expressing ridicule, scorn, or contempt
pompous having or exhibiting self-importance; arrogant
insinuate to impart or communicate with artful or oblique reference
derogatory expressive of a low opinion; disparaging
restate to state again or in another way
penitence sorrow for sins or faults
irreverent lacking proper respect or seriousness
generalizations to make vague or indefinite statements
rigor a condition that makes life difficult, challenging, or uncomfortable; severity
quell quiet, pacify
arrest to bring to a stop
belie to give a false impression of
adeptness thoroughly proficient; expert
contrary a fact or condition incompatible with another; opposite
curtail to make less by or as if by cutting off or away some part; shorten
serene marked by or suggestive of utter calm and unruffled repose or quietude; peaceful
deviate to depart from an established course or norm; stray
impropriety an improper or indecorous act or remark; especially an unacceptable use of a word or of language
insidious having a gradual and cumulative effect
desecrate to treat disrespectuflly, irreverently, or outrageously
conviction a strong persuasion or belief
righteous arising from an outraged sense of justice or morality
decry to express strong disapproval of; condemn
idealist one guided by ideals, especially one who places ideals before practical considerations
habitable capable of being lived in; suitable for habitation
counteract to make ineffective or restrain or neutralize the usually ill effects of by an opposite force
degradation the act or process of degrading (to impair in respect to some physical property)
inducement a motive or consideration that leads one to action
constructive promoting improvement or development
mirage an optical effect that is sometimes seen at sea, in the desrt, or over a hot pavement, that may have the appearance of a pool of water
refined free from what is coarse, vulgar, or uncouth
pliable yielding readily to others
restrained reserved, controlled; to limit, restrict, or keep under control
detritus loose material (such as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration
immobilized incapable of moving
insight the power or act of seeing into a situation
scorn open dislike and disrepect or derision often mixed with indignation
vanity inflated pride in oneself or one's appearance
unfetter emancipate, liberate
superficial presenting only an appearance without substance or significance
sully to make soiled or tarnished
adverse acting against or in a contrary direction; hostile
integral essential to completeness
vital concerned with or necessary to the maintenance of life
assuredly without a doubt; certainly
proponent one who argues in favor of soemthing; advocate
hostility deep-seated, usually mutual, ill will
impugn to assail by words or arguments; oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity
raging violent, wild
conflagration fire, especially a large disastrous fire
cynically having a sneering disbelief in sincerity or integrity
flabbergast to overwhelm with shock, surprise, or wonder
belligerent inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness
berate to scold or condemn vehemently and at length
offensive making attack
resentment a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury
condone to pardon or overlook voluntarily; especially to treat as if trivial, harmless, or of no importance
derision the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt
rancourously characterized by bitter, deep-seated ill will
bickering to engage in a petulant or petty quarrel
recrimination to make a retaliating charge against an accuser
inflammatory tending to excite anger, disorder, or tumult
loathed to dislike greatly and often with disgust or intolerance
burrow a hole or excavation in the ground made by an animal (such as a rabbit) for shelter and habitation
calamity an extraordinarily grave event marke dby great loss and lasting distress
allegiance devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause
sagacity keen in sense of perception and judgment, discerning
empathy the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present
obstinate perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion; stubborn, inflexible
salvage to rescue or save especially from wreckage or ruin
repentance to feel regret or contrition
molify to soothe in temper or disposition; placate, calm
obstreperous marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness
insolent insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct; overbearing
flagrant conspicuoulys offensive
shun to avoid deliberately and especially habitually
obdurate resistant to persuasion or softening influences; stubborn
vigilant watchful, alert, and attentive
ruminate to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly
reverberate to continue in or as if in a series of echoes; resound
latent present and capable of becoming, though not now visible, obvious, or active
irrefutable impossible to refute or deny
liberal of or constituting a politcal party advocating or associated with the principles of political liberalism
microcosm a little world; especially the human race or human nature seen as an epitome of the world or the universe
reactionary ultraconservative in politics
renunciation the act of refusing to follow, obey, or recognize any further
cataclysmic a momentous and violent event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition
nefarious flagrantly wicked or impious; evil, malicious
repudiate to reject or renounce; to refuse to have anything to do with
misgiving to suggest doubt or fear to
callous feeling no sympathy for others
malign to utter injuriously misleading reports about; to speak evil of
malediction to speak evil of
raucous boisterously, disorderly
clairvoyance the ability to perceive matters beyond the range of ordinary perception
melodrama a drama characterized by extravagant theatricality
mediate to bring accord out of by action as an intermediary
reconciliation a restoration of friendship or harmony
refractive distortion of an image by viewing through a medum
variegated having discreet markings of different colors
absolve to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt
tenacious persistent in maintaining or adhering to something valued or habitual
suppress to keep secret or to stop or prohibit the publication or revelation of
pallid abnormally pale or wan
squelch to completely suppress
stoic not showing passion or feelign
conciliatory to make compatible; reconcile
accord to bring into agreement
appalling inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust
arbitrating acting as an arbitrator (one who decides in the case of a dispute)
acrimonious caustic, biting, or rancorous, especially in feeling language or manner
aversion a feeling of repungance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it
disputant one who is engaged in a dispute
drub to abuse with words; berate
descretion the quality of being discreet, especially cautious reserve in speech
divisive creating disunity or dissension
defer postpone, put off
impassive giving no sign of feeling or expression
Created by: ktlarge18


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