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Glossary of SAT Class Vocab 3

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Reprobate
Person hardened in sin; one devoid of decency
Impassive
Without feeling, not affected by pain
Tawdry
Cheap, gaudy, showy, tacky
Harrow
To distress, create stress or torment
Disingenuous
Sophisticated, artful, trying to deceive, cunning
Quiescent
at rest, dormant, torpid
Antipathy
Aversion, dislike
Ascetic
Practicing self-denial, austere, stark
Punctilious
Precise, paying attenion to trivialties esp etiquette
Pusilianimous
Cowardly, craven
Engender
Cause, produce, give rise to
Venal
Corruptible, open to bribery
Contentious
Argumentative, pugnacious
Tenuous
Unsubstantial, flimsy, weak
Doggerel
Trivial, poorly constructed verse
Broach
Bring up, announce, begin to talk about
Undulate
to move in a wavelike fashion, fluctuate
Penury
Extreme poverty
Effrontery
Boldness, impudence, arrogance
Precipitous
Rash, foolhardy, dropping sharply, dangerous
Misanthrope
One who hates mankind
Piquant
Agreeably pungent, stimulating
Striated
Striped, grooved or banded
Raffish
Low, vulgar, base, tawdry
Insouciant
Unconcerned, carefree
Gainsay
Deny
Prevaricate
Stray from or avoid the truth; equivocate
Guileless
Without deceit, honest
Fulminate
Berate, vituperate, to explode
Brook
to tolerate, endure
Bedizen
to adorn, esp in a cheap, showy manner
Irresolute
Unresolved, indecisive
Inchoate
not yet fully formed, rudimentary, elementary
Minatory
menacing, threatening
Rapacious
Voracious, greedy, plundering
Philistine
A smug ignorant person; one who lacks knowledge
Abrogate
Abolish or annul by authority; put down
Denigrate
Blacken, belittle, sully, defame
Fecund
Fertile
Harangue
A long, passionate speech
Calumny
Slander, aspersion
Fulsome
Disgusting, offensive due to excessiveness
Volatile
Changeable, inconstant, fickle, unstable, explosive
Consternation
Sudden confusion or amazement
Mendacity
Dishonesty
Conjoin
To join together
Ineluctable
Certain, inevitable
Alacrity
Cheerful promptness

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