Glossary of SAT I Words 1
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- Renounce solemnly, recant, abstain from.
- A summary or statement which contains the essential elements of a work; a brief.
- To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline; to shadow forth.
- Provide, furnish, allow.
The new posting at the company AFFORDED Ester an opourtunity to develop skills she had been wanting to hone.
- Able to be interpreted in more than one way.
The hikers believed the reason they got lost was because the innkeeper's directions had been ambiguous.
- To improve.
- Easily managed, tractable, agreeable.
- Actively expressed hostility or opposition.
- Arrest; anticipate with fear; gain understanding.
Given the team's history of losing focus at crucial times, it is understandable that the owners insisted on hiring a coach who apprehended the importance of discipline.
- A complex design with interweaving lines formed of plants, people, or animals.
- Speak clearly; explain; speak with emphasis.
Tired from running back to the house, Joey found it difficult to articulate to his mother what had frightened him.
- One who predicts or foretells; a soothsayer or prophet.
- Favoring the concentration of political power in an individual, or leading elite.
Despite his public talk of the need for reform, the prince's authoritarian leanings were clearly evident in his more candid moments.
- Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
- That which impairs or destroys; mildew; decay.
- Loud and harsh; with contemptuous boldness.
- Acts of clowning, like low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures
- Grow vigorously, expand greatly.
- to slander or defame
- Openness or frankness.
The writer spoke with such candor about his struggle with alcoholism that the interviewer was moved to tears.
- Dismay; vexation
Sarah had looked forward to making her speech to the students, but much to her chagrin they only snickered at her ideas for better school social events.
- A few measures added beyond the natural termination of a composition.
- To reduce to a formal system; to organize or structure, as laws.
The anthropologist tried to codify the tribe's unwritten rules in an attempt to understand how the system of justice worked.
- Having the power to compel conviction or move the will.
- Equal or in proper proportion.
- Pleasure, contentment, satisfied with own abilities.
The Olympic gold-medalist stopped practicing after her victory, and it was this complacency that led to her losing in the next competition.
- Remorse for wrongdoing.
He was often described as heartless; he could take candy from a baby and show no compunction.
- A fanciful idea or a strained, complex metaphor.
- Goods or merchandise traded illegally; prohibited wares.
- Essential point of a problem.
- To abbreviate or shorten.
- Showing courteous or ingratiating respect.
- To decline in worth; to lose goodness.
- A strain of abusive or railing language; a harangue.
- Distinct and different.
- Relating to sexual desire.
- Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing.
- To untangle or release from a difficult situation.
Seated at the dinner party between the two most boring men she had ever met, Paula wondered how she could gracefully extricate herself from the situation.
- A deep narrow crack.
- Coarse grains or food for animals.
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