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Glossary of SAT Vocab 5th six weeks

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adroit
skillful in the use of hands, or in handling difficult situations
anathema
a religious curse, or the thing being cursed
banal
boring, trite, insipid
bombast
speech or writing intended to impress the audience; pompous
bumptious
pushy; obnoxiously self-assertive
convivial
fond of parties; sociable
cupidity
greed, especially for money
disparate
different
distended
swollen; extended
efface
erase
endemic
native to a particular country or among a particular group
fallacious
false; misleading
fulminate
to explode, either with sound or anger
hiatus
gap; interruption; a pause
imbue
to fill, as with a strong dye for a strong feeling
incredulous
unwilling or unable to believe
insipid
dull; flat; without sparkle or flavor
jubilant
filled w/ joy
languish
to lose energy or motivation; to become weak or depressed
loath
reluctant; unwilling
loquacious
talkative
mellifluous
smooth; sweetly flowing; sweet-sounding
neophyte
beginner; novice
obdurate
stubborn; unyielding
partisan
blindly devoted to a cause or organization
perspicacity
mental sharpness; keen insight; shrewdness
petulance
grouchiness
repudiate
to disown; to reject
resign
to give in; to acquiesce; to relinquish
sententious
short and to the point; terse
spurious
false; fake; misleading
succor
help; assistance; relief
tantamount
equal; comparable
tenacious
strong; persistent; determined to hold on
ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time
unerring
w/o making a mistake
vacillate
to move back and forth between choices; unable to decide
wax
to grow gradually larger
lugubrious
mournful
obsequious
behaving like a meek, spineless servant; subservient; sycophantic

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