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Glossary of SAT definitions 1

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unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous
altruistic
inequality, the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree
disparity
to cause, to produce, to create
engender
having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course of action
ambivalent
to differentiate between two or more things
discern
delicate, elusive, not obvious
subtle
to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
lament
difficult to see, vague
obscure
lean; sharp cornered, gaunt
angular
to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory way
disparage
to decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation
embellish
intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy
disdain
overbearingly assuming; insolently proud
arrogant
strong disinclination, disliking
aversion
harmless, producing no injury
innocuous
boring and stupid
insipid
to praise, to extole
laud
showy, pretentious
ostentatious
wasteful, a person given to extravagance
prodigal
to reject to disown, to disavow
repudiate
restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
reticence
to honor, to regard with respect
revere
calm, placid
serene
beyond what is needed or required, an overflow
superfluous
quiet, not verbose
taciturn

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