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Glossary of Hot Words for the SAT I Lessons 31-33

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saturate
to totally fill up, to wet or soak completely
whimsical
fanciful
scrutinize
to read or look at very closely and carefully
abridge
shorten
accessible
available, ready for use
antidote
something that relieves or prevents
aspire
to work toward or to have a goal
autonomous
independent
bolster
to support, to strengthen
candor
honesty, sincerity
cynical
believing that all others are motivated by self-interest
fastidious
very attentive to detail
gratify
to please or indulge
surpass
to better than
tentative
hesitant, not definite
thrive
to grow strong, to flourish
querulous
whining, complaining
tranquility
peacefulness, calmness
hamper
to hinder
hardy
healthy and strong
homogeneous
of the same kind
integrity
holding firmly to values, such as honesty
intrepid
fearless
linger
to hang around
lofty
very high, towering
mock
to make fun of, to imitate
recount
to tell a story
uniformity
sameness
nurture
to care for, to nourish
ominous
related to feeling that something bad is bound to happen
proximity
nearness
opportunist
a person who seeks self-gain, even at the expense of others
rigor
harshness, severity
vilify
to slander or defame someone's name

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