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Glossary of SAT Outside Vocab

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pithy
Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief
obtuse
Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
vapid
Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull
adversary
An opponent; an enemy
legitimate
Being in compliance with the law; lawful
futile
Having no useful result
formidable
Arousing fear, dread, or alarm: the formidable prospect of major surgery.
Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: “Though a true hero, he was also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” (Mario Puzo).
Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.
constructive
Serving to improve or advance; helpful
reproach
To express disapproval of, criticism of, or disappointment in
monotony
Uniformity or lack of variation in pitch, intonation, or inflection
terse
Brief and to the point
strident
Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill; discordant
insipid
Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
vociferous
Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry
obfuscate
To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand
obiquitous
Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
urbane
Polite, refined, and often elegant in manner
vituperative
Using, containing, or marked by harshly abusive censure
censure
An expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism.
cachet
A mark or quality, as of distinction, individuality, or authenticity
faux pas
A social blunder
robust
Full of health and strength; vigorous.
Powerfully built; sturdy. See Synonyms at healthy.
Requiring or suited to physical strength or endurance: robust labor.
Rough or crude; boisterous: a robust tale
discreet
Marked by, exercising, or showing prudence and wise self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect.
Free from ostentation or pretension; modest
indiscreet
Lacking discretion; injudicious: an indiscreet remark
injudicious
Lacking or showing a lack of judgment or discretion; unwise
ungainly
Lacking grace or ease of movement or form; clumsy
vagaries
vagary - An extravagant or erratic notion or action
impiety
unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god [syn: impiousness
narcissism
Excessive love or admiration of oneself.
acrimony
Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior
oblique
Having a slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
enervate
To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of
placate
To allay(relieve) the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease
sonorous
Having or producing sound.
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
2.Impressive in style of speech: a sonorous oration
esoteric
Intended for or understood by only a particular group: an esoteric cult

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