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Glossary of SAT Prep: Vocabulary Words Part 2

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keen perception; shrewdness; discernment
acumen
unselfish giving of time; money; support to others
altruism
friendship' accord' agreement
amity
mercy
clemency
the quality of logical consistency of parts of a whole often applied to speech and writing but not limited to them
coherence
honor and respect due an older or more experienced person; esteem
deference
faithful; careful attention to a task
diligence
pleasing; agreeable sound
euphony
skillful; adroit handling or management
finesse
lightness of mood, humor
levity
recollection of the old days with fondness
nostalgia
natural tendency; fondness for; affinity
penchant
love of human kind; refers to charitable giving
philanthropy
what is proper or customary; decorum; politeness
propriety
determination; decision
resolution
a pause; lull; or break; rest from activity
respite
thoroughness; unyielding or inflexible strictness
rigor
wisdom; perception; keeness; shrewdness
sagacity

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