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Hit Parade Wk 3

SAT Prep Princeton Review Vocabulary - Hit Parade Week 3

TERMDEFINITION
bombastic (adj.) given to pompous speech or writing
ebullience (n.) intense enthusiasm
exorbitant (adj.) exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness
exuberant (adj.) full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy
embellish (v.) to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate
flagrant (adj.) extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable
gratuitous (adj.) given freely; unearned; unnecessary
lavish (adj.) extravagant
lugubrious (adj.) mournful, dismal, or gloom, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
opulent (adj.) displaying great wealth
ornate (adj.) elaborately decorated
penchant (n.) a strong inclination or liking
redundant (adj.) needlessly repetitive
ubiquitous (adj.) being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
vicarious (adj.) felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another
vignette (n.) a short scene or story
amalgam (n.) a combination of diverse elements; a mixture
inundate (v.) to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp
multifarious (adj.) diverse; various
multiplicity (n.) state of being various or manifold; a great number
alleviate (v.) to ease a pain or burden
beneficial (adj.) producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful
cathartic (adj.) relaxing after an emotional outburst
curative (adj.) able to heal or cure
palliative (adj.) relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
therapeutic (adj.) having or exhibiting healing powers
complement (n.) something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection
epitome (n.) a representative or example of a type
felicitous (adj.) admirably suited; apt
belie (v.) to misrepresent or disguise
debunk (v.) to expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims
dubious (adj.) doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
duplicitous (adj.) deliberately deceptive
fabricate (v.) to make up in order to deceive
fallacy (n.) a false notion
mendacious (adj.) lying; untruthful
specious (adj.) having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false
ambiguous (adj.) open to more than one interpretation
ambivalent (adj.) simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
apathetic (adj.) feeling or showing little emotion
capricious (adj.) impulsive and unpredictable
equivocal (adj.) open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous (antonym: unequivocal)
erratic (adj.) markedly inconsistent
impetuous (adj.) suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; impuslive and passionate
impetus (n.) an impelling force or stimulus
sporadic (adj.) occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time
vacillate (v.) to sway from one side to the other; oscillate
whimsical (adj.) characterized by whim; unpredictable
flag (v.) to decline in vigor or strength; to tire; to droop
jaded (adj.) worn out; wearied
Created by: omgalexalex
 

 



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