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All Soph. ACT words


temper (v) to moderate, to soften
sage (n) wise person
sagacious (adj) wise
lethargic (adj) tired, languid, weak
jeopardy (n) danger
mitigate (v) to make milder, to make less severe
orthodox (adj) standard, commonly accepted, conventional
insipid (adj) bland, boring, tasteless
taciturn (adj) quiet, saying little
dogmatic (adj) stubbornly opinionated
extraneous (adj) irrelevant, extra, unnecessary
meander (v) to wander randomly
fickle (adj) unpredictable, capricious, whimsical, changeable
scrutinize (v) to examine closely
ameliorate (v) to make better, to improve
innocuous (adj) harmless
blasphemy (n) heretical departure from accepted practice or belief
esoteric (adj) understood only by a select few
pretentious (adj) pompous, self-important, intending to seem impressive
blithe (adj) free-spirited, carefree
avarice (n) greed
hedonistic (adj) pleasure-seeking, indulgent, devoted to pleasure
slander (v) to defame, to speak maliciously of someone
hackneyed (adj) overused, trite, banal, repeated too often
amass (v) to accumulate, to pile up
fortuitous (adj) accidental, happening by chance or luck (usually good)
assuage (v) to soothe
verbose (adj) wordy, overly talkative
supercilious (adj) haughty, arrogant, feeling and action as if better than others
objective (adj) without bias
revere (v) to worship, adore, or honor
banal (adj) dull, ordinary, common
sycophant (n) a brown noser, someone who flatters others to help himself
censor (v) to delete objectionable matter
complacent (adj) self-satisfied, overly confident, lacking desire to improve
virtue (n) moral excellence
solitude (n) the state of being alone
tentative (adj) temporary, not final
expedite (v) to make faster and easier
irrational (adj) unreasonable, unpredictable
intangible (adj) not capable of being touched or felt, abstract
compatible (adj) able to co-exist, harmonious
exhaustive (adj) thorough, complete
authoritarian (adj) like a dictator
redundant (adj) superfluous, unnecessary, repetitive
fervor (n) passion, zeal, great enthusiasm
incessant (adj) never-ending, unceasing
ephemeral (adj) short-lived, fleeting, transitory
brevity (n) briefness, shortness
acclaim (n) praise, applause, admiration
indolence (n) laziness
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