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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: A (Array - Azure)

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array
an orderly arrangement
arrears
(preceded by "in") in debt
arrogant
proud; haughty
arroyo
a deep ditch caused by running water
arson
the illegal burning of property
artful
crafty; tricky; cunning
artifact
a handmade object
artifice
trickery; deception
artisan
one skilled in arts and crafts
ascendant
rising
ascertain
to find out; to determine
ascetic
one who denies his body pleasure and comfort
ascribe
to credit as a source or cause; to attribute
aseptic
without bacteria
asinine
silly; stupid
askance
(preceded by "to look") sidewise; suspiciously
askew
crooked; out of position
asperity
harshness; roughness
aspersion
a damaging remark
aspire
to have an ambition; to desire
assail
to attack; to assault
assay
to test; to try
assent
to agree; to accept
assess
to estimate the value of
assertive
confident; positive
assiduity
diligence; care
assimilate
to absorb
assuage
to calm; to make less severe
asteroid
a very small planet
astral
pertaining to the stars
astray
in the wrong direction
astringent
a substance that contracts blood vessels or shrinks tissues
astute
very smart; shrewd
asunder
into separate parts
asylum
a refuge; a safe place
atavistic
going back to behavior found in a remote ancestor
atheist
one who denies God's existence
atlas
a book of maps
atone
to make up for; to repent
atrocious
cruel; brutal
atrophy
to waste away; to become useless
attenuated
decreased; weakened
attest
to confirm; to declare to be correct
attribute
to credit or assign to (verb); a characteristic or trait (noun)
attrition
a wearing down or away; a decline
atypical
not usual; abnormal
au courant
fully informed; up to date
audacity
boldness; daring
audible
capable of being heard
audit
to examine accounts
augment
to increase; to make greater
augur
to predict
august
majestic; worthy of respect; impressive
aura
a radiance; a glow
auroral
pertaining to the dawn; rosy
auspices
support; approval
auspicious
favorable
austere
severe; stern; self-disciplined
authenticate
to confirm; to make acceptable
authoritative
dictatorial; having power
autocratic
unlimited in authority; despotic
automaton
a self-operating machine; a robot
autonomy
self-rule
autumnal
mature; declining
auxiliary
giving assistance; subordinate
avarice
greed
avenge
to get even; to take revenge
aver
to declare; to state firmly
averse
reluctant; not willing
aversion
hatred
avert
to prevent; to turn away
aviary
a place where birds are kept
avid
enthusiastic
avocation
a hobby; not one's regular work
avoirdupois
heaviness; weight
avow
to declare openly
avuncular
like an uncle
awe
(in awe of) great admiration for or fear of
awry
twisted to one side; in the wrong direction
axiom
an established principle; a true statement
azure
blue

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