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Glossary of SAT Words Week 3

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abstruse
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric
affable
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite
audacity
boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions
contrite
caused by or showing sincere remorse
credulous
willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible
depravity*
the state of being depraved

depraved
corrupt, wicked, or perverted


deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of
didactic
intended for instruction; instructive
dormant
lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid
enigmatic
resembling an enigma; perplexing; mysterious
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
exotic
of foreign origin or character; not native; introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized
fuse
a tube, cord, or the like, filled or saturated with combustible matter, for igniting an explosive
immutable
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless
incorrigible
not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform
loathe
to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor
mitigate
to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate
nullify
to render or declare legally void or inoperative
pacifistic
opposed to war
pretentious
1. full of pretense or pretension.
2. characterized by assumption of dignity or importance.
3. making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.



prologue
a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel
recant
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), esp. formally; retract
servile
slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning
trepidation
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation
vilify
to speak ill of; defame; slander

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