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Glossary of Princeton Review Hit Parade (Sat Vocab)

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clarity
clearness in thought or expression
cogent
convincing; resonable
cohesive
condition of sticking together
compelling
forceful; urgently demanding attention
convoluted
intricate; complex
didactic
intend to instruct
dogmatic
characterized by a stubborn adherence to a belief
effusive
describind unrestrained emotional expression; pouring freely
emphatic
expressed or expressing with emphasis
florid
very flowery in style
fluid
eaisly flowing
hackneyed
overfamiliar through overuse; trite
rapport
a relationship of mutual trust of affinity
adage
a wise old saying
poignant
profoundly moving; touching
abstruse
hard to understand
arduous
difficult; strenuous
futile
serving no useful purpose
heinous
hatefully evil; abominable
impede
to slow the progress of; to interfere with
impenetrable
incapable of being penetrated; inaccessible
dilatory
tending to cause delay
eneverate
to weaken the strength or vitality of
indolent
lazy
listless
lacking energy
sedentary
not migratory; involving much sitting; settled
soporific
causing sleep or sleepiness
stupor
a state of reduced or suspended sensibility
torpor
laziness; inactivity; dullness
paucity
an extreme lack of
ebullience
lively or enthusiastic expression
farce
a ridiculous or empty show
frenetic
frenzied or crazed
garrulous
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
insipid
uninteresting; unchallenging
ponderous
of great weight; dull
sonorous
having or producing sound; imposing or impressive
squalor
a filthy condition or quality
superfluous
extra; unncessary
specious
having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually being false
slander
false charges and malicious oral statements or reports about someone
ruse
a crafty trick
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
facetious
playfully humorous
pander
to cater to the tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses
propriety
appropriateness of behavior
wry
dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony
lampoon
(n) a broad satirical piece; (v) to broadly satire
parody
an artistic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect

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