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SAT 4 1-50

Johnson's Vocab List #4

Abate to reduce in intensity or amount
acclaim praise, approval; solute
adulterate to make impure
allure to influence, sway, or entice with some tempting appeal
amass to collect, gather, accumulate
anarchist one who believes in the absence of government or law
animosity harsh feelings, enmity
antecedent preceding a cause
apathy a lack of concern or feeling
apocryphal of doubtful origin or authenticity, not genuine
arid very dry
auspicious favorable
avarice greed for wealth
bane a source of harm or destruction
banter to speak in a witty or teasing manner
beleaguer to harass
blithe lighthearted, joyous, glad, cheerful, free of spirit
cacophonous harsh sounding
caricature a portrayal where features are distorted
coalasce to merge, to fuse, to join, or to unite
collaborate to work together
commensurate equal
complacency the state of being self satisfied
contempt scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
cordial courteous
cosmopolitan dealing with the whole world
cryptic mysterious
cynical given to faultfinding, sneering, and sarcasm. mocking disbelief
deplore regret deeply
desiccate to dry up
desultory jumping around aimless random
dexterous skillful and active with the hands
diminution a decrease, a reduction
discrepant disagreeing, inconsistent
dissipation wasteful spending
dour sullen stern harsh
ecstasy extreme happiness
edifying instructing and improving spiritually or morally
elicit to bring out a response
empathy understanding
equivocal ambiguous
equivocate to attempt to lie
espousing marrying
exalt to glorify praise
expeditious done with speed and efficiency
felicitous happy or delightful
galvanize to stimulate or to excite as if by an electric shock
hedonist one who seeks pleasure as the sole aim of life
impeccable free from fault or blame
imperturbable marked by extreme calm, impassivity, assurance and steadiness
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