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Glossary of 2005 Princeton Review SAT Hit Parade - 2

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Conviction
A fixed or strong belief
Dogmatic
Stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proved beliefs
Inveterate
Long established; deep-rooted; habitual
Elusive
Difficult to capture, as in something acually fleeting
emigrate
To leave one country or region and settle in another
Transient
Passing away with time; passing from one place to another
Transitory
Short-lived or temporary
Camaraderie
Goodwill between friends
Cordial
Friendly; sincere
Facetious
Playfully humorous
Impinge
Hinder; interfere with
Melancholy
Sadness; depression
Sanction (economic)
An economic or military measure put in place to punish another country
Truncated
Shortened; cut off
Aesthetic
Having to do with the appreciation of beauty
Dilettante
One with an amateurish or superficial understanding of a field of knowledge
Eclectic
Made up of a variety of sources or styles
Decorous
Proper; marked by good taste
Equanimity
The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure
Propriety
Appropriateness of behavior
Prudent
Exercising good judgment or common sense
Serene
Calm
Staid
Unemotional; serious
Stoic
Indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive
Disparage
to speak of in a slighting way or negatively; to belittle
Pejorative
Describing words or phrases that belittle or spaek negatively of someone
Vilify
To make malicious statements about
Feral
Savage; untamed
Fractious
Quarrelsome; unruly
Incorrigible
Unable to be reformed
Ingrate
An ungrateful person
Insolent
Insulting in manner and speech
Pugnacious
Combative; belligerent
Reprehensible
Worthy of blame
Enmity
Mutual hatred or ill-will
Heinous
Hatefully evil; abominable
Malfeasance
Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official
Putrid
Rotten
Rancorous
Hateful; marked by deep seated ill-will
Hackneyed
Worn-out through overuse; trite
Ponderous
Extremely dull
Prosaic
Unimaginative; dull
Sedentary
Not migratory; settled
Harbinger
Something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner
Premonition
A feeling about the future
Timorous
Timid; fearful about the future
Trepidation
Uncertainty; apprehension
Nascent
Coming into existence; emerging
Conflagration
A widespread fire
Sonorous
Producing a deep or full sound
Copious
Plentiful; having a large quantity
Permeated
Spread or flowing throughout
Pervasive
Dispersed throughout
Replete
Abundantly supplied; filled to capacity
Idealize
To consider perfect
Laudatory
Giving praise
Facile
Done or achieved with little effort; easy
Fastidious
Poassessing careful attention to detail; difficult to please
Pragmatic
Practical
Solvent
Able to pay one's debts
Paradigm
An example or model
Cartographer
One who designs or makes maps
Vocation
An occupation or profession

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