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Glossary of SAT II 2

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INDIFFERENT
NOT CARING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER
APATHY
LACK OF INTEREST OR CONCERN
OBSCURE
HAZY, UNFAMILIAR; DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND; RELATIVELY UNKNOWN
AMBIGUOUS
UNCLEAR; VAGUE; HAVING SEVERAL POSSIBLE INTERPRETATIONS
IMPARTIAL
NOT IN FAVOR OF ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER, UNBIASED
OBJECTIVE
PERTAINING TO SOMETHING REAL AND OBSERVABLE; UNINFLUENCED BY EMOTION OR BIAS; GOAL
REVERE
TO RESPECT DEEPLY
DISCRIMINATE
SELECT CCAREFULLY; JUDICIOUS
DENOUNCE
CRITICIZE; CONDEMN
INNOVATE
TO INTRODUCE AS NEW; TO EFFECT A CHANGE
SUBTLE
HARD TO SEE OR UNDERSTAND; ELUSIVE
RELEVANT
HAVING SIGNIFICANT AND DEMONSTRABLE BEARING UPON THE MATTER AT HAND
CANDID
FREE FROM BIAS, PREJUDICE, OR MALICE
DISCERN
TO COME TO KNOW OR RECOGNIZE MENTALLY; TO SEE OR UNDERSTAND; INSIGHTFUL
HYPOCRITICAL
BEING A HYPOCRITE; WHEN SOMEONE PRETENDS TO BELIEVE SOMETHING THAT THEY DO NOT REALLY BELIEVE OR THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY DO OR SAY AT ANOTHER TIME
DISDAIN
LACK OF RESPECT ACCOMPANIED BY A FEELING OF INTENSE DISLIKE
ABSTRACT
THEORETICAL; NOT CONCRETE
TEMPER
BRING INTO BALANCE; MODERATE
ENIGMA
MYSTERY; PUZZLE
INEVITABLE
UNAVOIDABLE; SOMETHING CERTAIN
ECCENTRIC
DIFFERENT FROM MOST, ESPECIALLY IN PERSONALITY OR BEHAVIOR
PROVINCIAL
LIMITED OR RESTRICTED; PAROCHIAL
FUTILE
HOPELESSLY INEFFECTIVE; USELESS; IN VAIN
DIVERSE
DIFFERENT; VARIOUS
REPRESS
CURB ACTIONS THAT SHOW FEELINGS; SUPRESS SOMETHING BY FORCE; BLOCK SOMETHING FROM YOUR MIND
ARTICULATE
ABLE TO SPEAK CLEARLY AND EFFECTIVELY
SOLICIT
PLEAD FORSOMETHING; ASK SOMEBODY FOR SOMETHING
REPROACH
CRITICISE SOMEBODY; DISCREDIT
CONDESCEND
ACT IN A SUPERIOR WAY; MAKE CONCESSIONS FOR OTHERS
ORTHODOX
FOLLOWING TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE; SOMEBODY WHO HAS TRADITIONAL BELIEFS
INDOLENCE
LAZY
CONGENIAL
AGREEABLE; SIMILIAR; FRIENDLY
PRECLUDE
PREVENT; MAKE IMPOSSIBLE
APPREHENSIVE
FEARFUL; AWARE
ELABORATE
EXPAND AND EXPLANATION TO INCLUDE MORE DETAILS
ARROGANT
ACTING SUPERIOR, OBNOXIOUS, SMUG, OR RUDE
ELUSIVE
HARD TO CATCH OR UNDERSTAND; EVASIVE
EFFACE
ERASE
TACITURN
QUIET
AMELIORATE
IMPROVE
ACQUIESCE
RELUCTANTLY, AGREEABLE; COMPLIANT
ATROPHY
WASTE AWAY; WITHER
DUBIOUS
DOUBTFUL; QUESTIONABLE
FLAGRANT
OPENLY AND OBVIOUSLY EVIL; GLARING; CONSPICUOUS
CONCISE
SHORT AND TO THE POINT
IMMUTABLE
UNABLE TO CHANGE
STATIC
UNCHANGING; MOTIONLESS
CREDULOUS
GULLIBLE; CAUSED BY READINESS TO BELIEVE
BLASPHEMY
DISRESPECT TOWARD GOD OR SOMETHING SACRED
COALESCE
UNITE; GROW TOGETHER
LAX
NOT STRICT; NOT TENSE
CRYPTIC
HIDDEN; SECRET; MYSTERIOUS
LEVITY
LIGHTNESS; PLAYFULNESS; JOCULARITY
AMBIVALENT
INDECISION; FEELING OF BEING PULLED IN TWO DIRECTIONS
INNATE
HAVING A QUALITY THAT ARISES FROM WITHIN, RATHER THAN LEARNED OR ACQUIRED FROM THE OUTSIDE
SYCOPHANT
SOMEONE WHO FLATTERS IN ORDER TO GAIN FAVOR; WIMPY FOLLOWER
AMIABLE
FRIENDLY AND PLEASANT
ESOTERIC
KNOWN TO, OR UNDERSTOOD BY, A LIMITED GROUP OF PEOPLE
EXTRANEOUS
UNNECESSARY; IRRELEVANT
TEDIOUS
LONG AND DRAWN-OUT; TIRESOME; BORING
CAUSTIC
BURNING, EITHER WITH CHEMICALS OR SARCASM
INADVERTENT
UNINTENTIONAL
EXHAUSTIVE
COMPLETE; THOROUGH
INCONGRUOUS
OUT OF PLACE
BELITTLE
TO MAKE SEEM LESS SIGNIFICANT
UNPRECEDENTED
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
DIGRESS
TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE MAIN TOPIC WHEN WRITING OR SPEAKING; TO GO OFF ON A TANGENT
APPEASE
CALM; PACIFY
FRIVOLOUS
NOT WORTH TAKING SERIOUSLY; SILLY
BENEVOLENT
KIND HEARTED; GOOD-NATURED; GENEROUS
PIOUS
EXHIBITING RELIGIOUS DEVOTION
CONCILIATE
BRING DISPUTING SIDES TOGETHER; GET SOMEBODY'S SUPPORT OR FRIENDSHIP BACK
RESIGNATION
GIVE IN; RELINQUISH
RESOLUTION
PROCESS OF RESOLVING; DECISION; DETERMINATION;
SERVILE
LIKE A SLAVE; SUBSERVIENT; SUBMISSIVE
ACUTE
SHARP OR SEVERE; KEENLY PERCEPTIVE; OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
RETICENT
QUIET; UNCOMMUICATIVE
ANARCHY
A LACK OF ORDER; CHAOS
VIRULENT
POISONOUS OR DESTRUCTIVE; FILLED WITH HATE OR ANGER; HARSH
SCRUTINIZE
OBSERVE SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING CLOSELY
DISCORD
DISAGREEMENT; DISSONANCE
REPUDIATE
DISOWN; REJECT
DILIGENT
PERSISTENT AND HARD-WORKING
SUPERFICIAL
NOT PROFOUND OR DEEP; SHALLOW
CONTEMPT
ATTITUDE OF UTTER DISGUST OR HATRED
LUCID
EASY TO UNDERSTAND; TRANSPARENT; CLEAR -THINKING
AESTHETIC
APPEALING TO ALL THE SENSES; ARTISTIC; PERTAINING TO BEAUTY
PRODIGAL
WASTEFUL, ESPECIALLY OF MONEY; EXTRAVAGANT
AUGMENT
MAKING LARGER; INCREASE
ASSESS
JUDGE SOMETHING; DETERMINE AMOUNT;
complacent
self-satisfied; unconcerned
ELOQUENT
SPEAKING OR SPOKEN BEAUTIFULLY AND FORCEFULLY; EXPRESSING EMOTION CLEARLY
GUILE
CUNNING AND DECEITFULNESS
TRIVIAL
HAVING LITTLE VALUE; COMMONPLACE
SQUANDER
USE SOMETHING WASTEFULLY; EXTRAVAGANCE; EXTRAVAGENT SPENDING
INCESSANT
CONTINUOUS; ENDLESS
LAUD
PRAISE; WORSHIP; EXTOL
DETER
RESTRAIN FROM TAKING ACTION
REDUNDANT
NEEDLESSLY REPETITIVE; EXCEEDING THE REQUIREMENTS
INFAMOUS
NOTORIOUS; ABOMINABLE
PROVOCATIVE
TENDING TO PROVOKE, EXCITE, OR STIMULATE; EXCITING SEXUAL DESIRE
DEPRAVITY
CORRUPTION; MORAL CORRUPTION; PERVERSION; EVIL
GRAVITY
EXTREME IMPORTANCE OR SERIOUSNESS; THE FORCE THAT ATTRACTS BODY TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, OR TOWARD ANY OTHER PHYSICAL BODY HAVING MASS
BANAL
BORING; TRITE; INSIPID
EXTOL
PRAISE
EUPHONY
PLEASANT SOUND, ESPECIALLY IN SPEECH OR PRONUNCIATION
DERIDE
MAKE FUN OF; RIDICULE
INSIPID
DULL; FLAT; WITHOUT SPARKLE OR FLAVOR
AUSTERE
STERN; PLAIN; WITHOUT LUXURIES
EXPEDITE
SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF SOMETHING; DEAL WITH QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY
HERESY
AN OPINION EXPRESSED IN DEFIANCE OF GENERALLY ACCEPTED IDEAS
NOVEL
LONG STORY; LITERARY GENRE
PHILANTHROPY
CHARITABLE WORK; GENEROSITY
TENTATIVE
NOT FULLY DEVELOPED OR DEFINITELY PLANNED; PROVISIONAL
DEFERENCE
THE ACT OF YIELDING TO SOMEONE ELSE OUT OF RESPECT
VACILLATE
MOVE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN CHOICES, UNABLE TO DECIDE
FERVOR
STRONG PASSION
DISPASSIONATE
NOT EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED; OBJECTIVE
PRAGMATIC
PRACTICAL
RIGOR
SEVERITY OR HARSHNESS; HARDSHIP
solemn
serious; somber; grave
ALLEVIATE
LESSEN SOMETHING; TO MAKE SOMETHING SUCH AS PAIN OR HARDSHIP MORE BEARABLE OR LESS SEVERE
NEGLIGENCE
CARELESS IN A SITUATION THAT COULD RESULT IN HARM; NEGLECTFUL
CONSPICUOUS
EASILY VISIBLE; ATTRACTING ATTENTION
ADVOCATE
SUPPORT; PLEAD FOR; SPEAK ON BEHALF OF
ASCETIC
SELF-DENIAL OF LIFE'S PLEASURES
PROFOUND
PENETRATING BEYOND THE SUPERFICIAL; FILLED WITH WISDOM AND INSIGHT; DEEP
IRONIC
DELIBERATELY STATING OPPOSITE OF THE TRUTH, USUALLY WITH THE INTENTION OR RESULT OF BEING AMUSING; INVOLVING A SURPRISING OR APPARENTLY CONTRADICTORY FACT
DOGMATIC
STUBBORN, BIASED; OPINIONATED; RIGID; AUTHORITATIVE; STICKING TO WIDELY-ACCEPTED BELIEFS, EVEN WHEN FACED WITH CONTRARY EVIDENCE; CLOSED-MINDED
CONDONE
TO OVERLOOK, EXCUSE, OR PARDON
DISSENT
TO DISAGREE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE MAJORITY, OR WITH AUTHORITY
VOLUNTARY
OF FREE WILL; WITHOUT PAY; USING VOLUNTEERS
DIDACTIC
CONTAINING A POLITICAL OR MORAL MESSAGE; TENDING TO GIVE INSTRUCTION OR ADVICE, EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT WELCOME OR NEEDED
DISPARITY
LACK OF EQUALITY BETWEEN PEOPLE OR THINGS; DISSIMILARITY
DISPARAGE
SAY NEGATIVE THINGS; BELITTLE
EPHEMERAL
TEMPORARY; SHORT-LIVED
COMPLY
TO OBEY OR TO CONFORM TO SOMETHING AS A RULE, LAW, REGULATION, OR WISH
PROSAIC
NOT HAVING ANY FETURES THAT ARE INTERESTING OR IMAGINATIVE; CHARACTERISTIC OF, RESEMBLING, OR CONSISTING OF PROSE
PROFUSE
IN LARGE AMOUNTS OR QUANTITIES
EXPEDIENT
HELPFUL OR USEFUL IN A SITUATION, BUT SOMETIMES NOT MORALLY ACCEPTABLE; A MEANS TO AN END
FASTIDIOUS
DIFFICULT TO PLEASE
BELLIGERENT
HOSTILE OR AGGRESSIVE; TAKING PART IN WARFARE
ASTUTE
CLEVER AND PERCEPTIVE
LANGUID
WITHOUT ENERGY; SLUGGISH
CENSURE
TO CRITICIZE
STAGNANT
MOTIONLESS; UNCHANGING; DULL
MITIGATE
MAKE LESS SEVERE; MOLLIFY
REPREHENSIBLE
DESERVING OF CRITICISM; CULPABLE
ENGENDER
CREATE OR ARISE; HAVE OFFSPRING
EXEMPLARY
DESERVING IMITATION; SERVING AS AN EXAMPLE
NEUTRAL
TAKING NO SIDES; POSSESSING NO DISTINCTIVE QUALITY OR REVEALING NO ATTITUDE OR FEELING; WITHOUT HUE
RELEGATE
RFER TO AOTHER PERSON FOR DECISIONS OR JUDGMENT; ASSIGN TO A CLASS OR KIND
ANECDOTE
SOMEBODY'S ACCOUNT OF SOMETHING
SCANTY
SMALL IN QUANTITY; INSUFFICIENT
FALLACIOUS
FALSE; MISLEADING
ACCLAIM
PRAISE; APPLAUD
UNIFORM
SIMILAR; CONSISTENT
INCOHERENT
LACKING CLARITY OR ORGANIZATION; UNABLE TO EXPRESS THINGS CLEARLY
INSTIGATE
TO CAUSE TO ACT; URGE; INCITE
SAGE
WISE PERSON; WISE, SHOWING GREAT WISDOM, ESPECIALLY THAT GAINED FROM LONG EXPERIENCE OF LIFE
PREDECESSOR
AN EARLIER OCCUPANT OF A JOB, OFFICE, OR POSITION
JEOPARDY
THE THREAT OR POSSIBILITY OF DANGER
TANGIBLE
ABLE TO BE TOUCHED; CAPABLE OF BEING UNDERSTOOD AND EVALUATED, AND THEREFORE REGARDED AS REAL
INDULGENT
GIVING IN; YIELDING; LENIENT
REMORSE
A FEELING OF GUILT; REGRET; SELF-REPROACH
PIVOTAL
VITALLY IMPORTANT
SCRUPULOUS
VERY THOROUGH; OR, DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND ETHICAL
REFUTE
PROVE WRONG BY SHOWING EVIDENCE; DENY
RESPITE
BRIEF INTERVAL OF REST; A TEMPORARY DELAY
STOIC
A PERSON WHO SHOWS NO RESPONSE TO PLEASURE OR PAIN; SOMEONE WHO IS IMPASSIVE
VOLATILE
CAPABLE OF EVAPORATING, EXPLODING, OR CHANGING
PERIPHERAL
AT THE EDGE OR RELATING TO THE EDGE OF SOMETHING AS OPPOSED TO ITS CENTER; NOT SIGNIFICANT
HEDONISTIC
SEEKING OF PLEASURE; DEVOTION TO PLEASURE AND HAPPINESS AS A WAY OF LIFE; PHILOSOPHY OF PLEASURE
IDIOM
FIXED EXPRESSION WITH NONLITERAL MEANING; NATURAL WAY OF USING LANGUAGE; A GROUP OF WORDS WHOSE MEANING CONSIDERED AS A UNIT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE MEANINGS OF EACH WORD CONSIDERED SEPERATELY
BENEFACTOR
FINANCIAL SUPPORTER; SOMEBODY WHO AIDS A CAUSE, INSTITUTION, OR PERSON
BREVITY
BRIEFNESS; USE OF FEW WORDS
APOCRYPHAL
PROBABLY NOT TRUE, BUT WIDELY BELIEVED TO BE TRUE
VIRTUOSO
A HIGHLY-SKILLED PERSON
SLANDER
NEGATIVE ORAL REMARKS ABOUT ANOTHER PERSON THAT ARE UNTRUE
ANIMOSITY
A FEELING OF RESENTMENT, HOSTILITY, OR ENMITY
DEPLETE
USE AVAILABLE SUPPLY; EMPTY SOMETHING
AMITY
FRIENDLINESS
STRINGENT
RIGOROUS OR SEVERE; STRICTLY CONTROLLED OR ENFORCED
VOLUMINOUS
LARGE; EXTREMELY LONG; PRODUCING A LARGE AMOUNT OF CREATIVE WORK
AUSPICIOUS
PROMISING WELL FOR FUTURE; MARKED BY LUCKY SIGNS OR GOOD OMENS, AND THEREFORE BY THE PROMISE OF SUCCESS OR HAPPINESS
FICKLE
LACKING LOYALITY; UNPREDICTABLE; CHANGING
LETHARGIC
TIRED; SLUGGISH; DROWSY
HACKNEYED
UNORIGINAL; TRITE
AMASS
TO BRING A LARGE QUANTITY OF THINGS TOGETHER OVER TIME
WILLFUL
DONE DELIVERATELY; STUBBORN
BASTION
STRONG SUPPORTER; FORTIFICATION
TREPIDATION
FEAR
DESECRATE
TO DAMAGE SOMETHING SACRED, OR DO SOMETHING THAT IS OFFENSIVE TO THE RELIGIOUS NATURE OF SOMETHING; DAMAGE SOMETHING REVERED
FORTUITOUS
ACCIDENTAL OR UNPLANNED, HAPPENING BY CHANCE, ESPECIALLY GIVING RISE TO A FORTUNATE OUTCOME
VEHEMENT
STRONGLY EXPRESSED; POWERFUL
ASSUAGE
TO SOOTHE; RELEIVE SOMETHING UNPLEASANT, TO PROVIDE ELIEF FROM SOMETHING DISTRESSING OR PAINFUL
PRODIGIOUS
VERY LARGE
TORPID
SLUGGISH; DULL; LACKING ENTHUSIASM
FURTIVE
SECRETIVE; SHIFTY
SUPERCILIOUS
FULL OF CONTEMPT AND ARROGANCE
PRUDENT
WISE; SHREWD; CAUTIOUS
VERBOSE
VERY TALKATIVE; LOQUACIOUS
PEDESTRIAN
SOMEBODY WHO IS TRAVELING ON FOOT; DULL
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS; INOFFENSIVE
FANATIC
EXTREMEST; FAN OF SOMETHING
ENHANCE
INTENSIFY; IMPROVE
RETRACT
WITHDRAW; TAKE BACK A PREVIOUS STATEMENT; RECANT
PAUCITY
TOO FEW; SCARCITY
RESCIND
TAKE BACK; REMOVE; VOID
ZEAL
ENTHUSIASM, ENERGETIC FOR A CAUSE OR IDEA
BENIGN
KINDLY, NOT LIFE-THREATENING; HARMLESS; FAVORABLE
COMPLIANT
FOLLOWING SOMEONE ELSE'S DEMANDS; CONFORMING; OBEYING
EMULATE
IMITATE
INNUMERABLE
TOO MANY TO BE COUNTED
MEANDER
WANDER IN A CAREFREE MANNER; FOLLOW A WINDING COURSE; RAMBLE
AUTHORITARIAN
HAVING COMPLETE CONTROL OVER MANY PEOPLE
BRAWN
STRONG MUSCLES; BODILY STRENGTH
CONTRITE
SORRY; PENETENT
EXEMPLIFY
SHOW BY EXAMPLE
FACILITATE
MAKE EASIER
HYPOTHETICAL
NOT NECESSARILY REAL; BASED UPON SUPPOSITION
RECALCITRANT
RESISTING AUTHORITY; DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH OR OPERATE; STUBBORN OPPONENT
AMBULATORY
RELATING OR EQUIPPED FOR WALKING; WALKING OR MOVING; NOT CONFINED TO BED; REVOCABLE
DIFFIDENCE
LACKING SELF-CONFIDENCE AND RATHER SHY; RESERVED OR RESTRAINED IN BEHAVIOR
DRONE
MAKE LOW HUMMING SOUND; TALKING IN BORING VOICE
GULLIBLE
EASILY DECEIVED
MARRED
SPOILED; SCRATCHED; BLEMISHED
NULLIFY
REMOVE OR CANCEL ALL VALUE OR FORCE; NEGATE
PARSIMONY
STINGINESS; EXCESSIVE; FRUGALITY
PROPRIETY
QUALITY OF BEING SOCIALLY APPROPRIATE; SOCIALLY CORRECT OR APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
REJUVENATE
MAKE SOMEBODY YOUNG AGAIN; RETURN SOMETHING TO ORIGINAL CONDITION
SKEPTICAL
ONE WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE UNLESS HE'S SHOWN ABSOLUTE PROOF; DOUBTER
TENACIOUS
STRONG; PERSISTENT; DETERMINED TO HOLD ON
ANIMATED
TO MAKE SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING LIVELY; PRESENT SOMETHING USING ANIMATION TECHNIQUES
AUTHENTIC
NOT FALSE OR COPIED; VALID
BIASED
PREFERENCE
BLITHE
MERRY; CAREFREE
DEARTH
LACK; A SCARCITY OF SOMETHING
DIVERT
CHANGE SOMETHING'S PATH; DRAW ATTENTION FROM SOMETHING
ENTHRALL
COMPLETELY FASCINATED
HEED
NOTICE; PAY ATTENTION TO
HINDER
GET IN WAY OF
IRASCIBLE
EASILY ANGERED
MERGER
COMBINING OF COMPANIES; A UNION
NOSTALGIC
WISHING FOR A RETURN TO THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE; LONGING FOR THE PAST; HOMESICK
PRETENTIOUS
SHOWY; MAKING RIDICULOUS CLAIMS; EXCESSIVELY
SACCHARIN
OF OR LIKE SUGAR; VERY SWEET AND INGRATIATING
STANZA
DIVISION OF POEM; A NUMBER OF LINES OF VERSE FORMING A SEPARATE UNIT WITHIN A POEM
VENERATE
RESPECT GREATLY; REVERE
VILIFY
DEFAME; ATTACK SOMEONE'S REPUTATION

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