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Glossary of February 2006 SAT Words

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Travail
[n.] hard work, exhausting labor, or agony
Stint
[n.] an allotted portion of work or share of a task
Respite
[n.] a postponement, delay, or interval of rest
Arduous
[adj.] difficult, hard to achieve, or strenuous
Fortnight
[n.] period of two weeks
Interminable
[adj.] lasting, endless, or tirelessly drawn out
Inveterate
[adj.] deep rooted or firmly established by long habit
Elapse
[v.] to slip by or pass
Extant
[adj.] still in existence
Vermilion
[adj.] bright red
Kaleidoscope
[n.] "you know what it is"
Balustrade
[n.] A rail and the row of balusters or posts that support it
Burnish
[v.] to polish or make shiny by rubbing
Cowl
[n.] a hood or hooded garment
Ruff
[n.] an elaborate collar ; hair or feathers like a collar on the neck of an animal
Layette
[n.] a complete outfit for a newborn baby
Preen
[v.] to smooth, trim, or adorn oneself
Broach
[n.] an ornamental pin

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