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Glossary of SAT Vocab Chapter 1

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Sentimental
emotional, expressing tender feelings
inevitable
certain to happen, unavoidable
pretentious
showy, making a flashy outward show to attract attention
verbose
overly wordy, long-winded, containing more words than needed
eloquent
expressed in a strong, clear, graceful, and persuasive way
aptly
to the point, suitable, having a natural tendency
stoically
not affected or showing no emotion
grandiloquent
speaking in a lofty, pompous, or overblown manner
valedictory
containing a farewell
assiduous
showing careful, constant attention
exhorbitant
far beyond what is usual or proper, excessive
wreaked
to inflict or bring about
compensate
to make up for
diligence
steady and careful attention
prestigious
honored, distinguished
abundance
large amount, more than enough
quiescent
in resting state, quiet, not active
garrulous
overly talkative
congregated
to come together in a crowd, to assemble
wholesome
promoting well-being, healthful
salutary
promoting a beneficial purpose or effect, good for one's health, producing an improvement, remedial, corrective
contemplative
thoughtful, devoted to meditation
periphery
boundary or the area just outside a boundary
impulsive
acting without plan or forethought
spontaneous
occurring naturally without plan or forethought
masquerade
to wear a disguise, pose
instigate
to cause to happen by stirring up
frugal
careful in spending
ponderous
large, heavy, bulky, dull, boring
protracted
drawn out in time, prolonged
autonomy
independence, self-reliance
monolithic
made or resembling a large block of stone
masonry
stonework, brickwork, made of stone or brick
prosaic
unimaginative, ordinary, boring, dull
staid
proper, sober, dignified, conservative
antediluvian
before the biblical flood
edifices
a large or elaborate building
imposing
impressive in appearance, manner, or size
breadth
width, measure of something from side to side
industrious
hardworking, persevering
mused
to consider, be absorbed in one's thoughts, contemplate, to ask oneself, wonder

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