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Glossary of English - SAT words

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elusive
hard to catch; evasive; out of reach
eminent
standing out; rising above other things or places
enervate
to weaken physically, mentally or morally; to deprive of (or "take out") nerve, force or strength
expunge
to remove completely; to take out, blot out, rub out
extol
to praise highly; to laud, commend; (to "raise out")
effrontery
impudence; shameless boldness, transgressing the bounds of modesty and decorum
exemplary
outstanding; an example to others; worthy of imitation
erudition
learning; scholarship; knowledge gained by study or reading
exorbitant
going beyond what is reasonable, proper or just; excessive
expurgate
to remove anything considered obscene or otherwise objectionable from a book, etc.
banal
ordinary, common; lacking interest, style, or novelty
trite
made commonplace by repetition; lacking interest, style or novelty; stale, worn out
hackneyed
commonplace; lacking interest, style, or novelty; overused
pedestrain
commonplace; lacking interest, style or novelty; dull; without imagination
lucid
filled with light; shining; bright; resplendent; sane, mentally sound
pellucid
transparent; admitting the passage of light; easy to understand
elucidate
to make clear; to explain; to remove obscurity from and render intelligible (to "bring out the light")
luminous
giving off light; glowing; flooded with light

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