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SAT-level vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
incentive a positive motivational influence, often monetary; program designed to recognize and reward
retaliation action taken in return for an injury or offense
replete (adj) filled abundantly
jactation (n) a restless tossing of the body; shaking
debauchery indulgence in sensual pleasures; orgy; scandalous activities without inhibition
inhibition the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
exigency urgent
futile producing to result or effect; useless; not successful
tactful able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
feign make believe with the intent to deceive
scintillate (v) to emit sparks
farrago [fuh RAH
jejune (adj) lacking nutritive value; devoid of significance or interest; dull
wend (v) to pursue or direct (one's way)
gaudy tastelessly showy
arch (adj) cunning; crafty; sly
rue (v) to wish that (something) had never been done, taken place impotence (n)
defiler one who defiles; one who corrupts or violates
vulnerose full of wounds; wounded
bona fides [fye deez] (n)
vulpine (adj) foxy or crafty
hector (v) to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure
laconic (adj) using or involving a minimum use of words; concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
zenith (n) the highest point reached in the heavens; apex
auxiliary (adj) offering or providing help
futile useless
vindicate to prove something right
reconcile to reach an agreement
soupcon (soop sawn) (n)
avarice greedy, insatiable sire for wealth
spurious (adj) lacking authenticity or validity
degage (adj) unconstrained; easy, as in manner or style
myriad a variety or great many
efficacy efficiency
conglomerate large corporation
vehemently with great emotion, usually anger
tacit unvoiced, unspoken, or implied
pundit a source of opinion
paradigm a standard or method of operation
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