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Glossary of Arnhold English IV PSAT Vocabulary List 7

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Acumen
keenness of judgement
amoral
without moral standards
asperity
harshness severity in temper
belie
to disprove or demonstrate to be false' to contradict appearances
bulwark
a strong defense
cavil
to find petty fault
compatible
agreeable consistent
conruscant
sparkling
demarcate
to establish the limits of
diminution
reduction or decrease dcue to outside influence
dudgeon
sullen resentment or anger
emoluments
payments
evince
to prove conclusively or demonstrate
feral
wild and uncontrolled
gauche
clumsy
heresy
unorthodox doctrine
impinge
to collide
importune
to plead with
ineluctable
unavoidable; impossible to overturn, inevitable
infernal
fiendish, devilish
introspection
self-examination
inure
harden, to become accustomed to
lassitude
sluggishness
locution
style of speaking
mellifluous
flowing sweetly and smoothly
mnemonic
meant to aid in memory (mnemonic devices aid in learning)
myriad
innumerable
onerous
burdensome, troublesome
opus
a major work of art, music, or literature
penury
extreme poverty
phlegmatic
sluggish, unemotional, stolid, stoic
posit
to stipulate
primordial
original
propound
to offer (a theory) for reviewq or consideration; to present
recondite
difficult ot understand
replete
to fill abundantely
ruminate
to ponder or review mentally
satorial
pertaining to clothes
sinecure
position not requiring much work
solipsism
the practice of extreme self centeredness
talisman
a charm
tome
a thic, or heavy book
tout
to publicis eor to praise highly
vagary
whim; a capricious or eccentric idea or action
waylay
to wait in line for

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