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Glossary of SAT vocab I

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abate
to reduce, lessen
balk
to stop short and refuse to proceed
cadence
a rhythm, progression of sound
debacle
a disastrous failure, disruption
eclectic
consisting of a diverse variety of elements
fabricate
to make up, invent
garish
gaudy, in bad taste
hackneyed
unoriginal, trite
iconoclast
one who attacks common beleifs or institutions
jubilant
extremely joyful, happy
laconic
terse in speech or writting
magnanimous
noble, generous
nefarious
heinusly villaninous
obdurate
unyielding to persuasion or moral influences
palatable
agreeable to the tast or sensibillities
quagmire
a messy, difficult situation
rancor
deep, bitter resentment
salve
a soothing balm
tantamount
equivalent in value or significance
usurp
to seize by force, take possession without right
vacillate
to fluctuate, hesitate
wistful
full of yearning, musingly sad

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