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Glossary of SAT Class Vocab 4

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Inveigh
To attack verbally, denounce, deprecate
Saturnine
Gloomy, dark, sullen, morose
Galvanize
To imbue with life or animation
Gestation
Pregnancy
Illusory
Deceiving or tending to deceive, as by false appearance
Imperil
To endanger
Impiety
Irreverence toward God
Monetary
Financial
Nascent
Emerging, coming into existence
Salient
Conspicuous, highly relevant, prominent
Tawdry
Cheap, gaudy, showy, tacky
Pellucid
Transparent, easy to understand
Discomfit
to defeat, put down
Approbation
Approval
Inveigle
Wheedle, led astray
Perfidious
Violating good faith, treacherous, dishonest
Edacious
Voracious, devouring
Salacious
Obscene
Boorish
Crude, offensive, rude
Indolence
Laziness
Calumniate
To slander, present false accusal
Insularity
Narrow-mindedness, isolated
Cogent
Convincing
Sinuous
Winding, undulating, serpentine
Nexus
A connection, tie, or link
Interdict
Prohibit, forbid
Querulous
Complaining, peevish, discontented
Abjure
Recant solemnly, repudiate, renounce
Importune
ask incessantly, to beg, to nag
Zenith
Top, highest point
Expatiate
to roam, wander freely
Austere
Forbiddingly stern, simple, unadorned, very plain
Epicure
Food lover, a connoisseur of food
Laconic
Brief, to the point, terse
Attenuate
make thin, weaken, enervate
Remonstrate
To protest, object
Obstreperous
Noisy, loud
Contumacious
Insubordinate, rebellious
Mettlesome
Courageous, high-spirited
Cadge
To beg, to get by begging
Opprobrious
Shameful, expressing disgrace
Obloquy
Abusively detractive language, sharp criticism, vituperation
Accretion
Growth, increase by successive addition, building up
Diaphanous
Transparent, gauzy
Equivocate
Lie, mislead, conceal the truth
Xenophobe
One who fears foreigners
Chicanery
Trickery
Abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest
Emblem
A symbol

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