Glossary of Sat I vocab 2
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- foment (verb):
To nurse to life or activity; to encourage.
- Overly showy; too bright; gaudy.
- A rope or chain used to steady something.
- A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.
- One who indulges in pleasure.
- hoi polloi
- Common people, general populace.
- Unusual personal trait.
The peculiar habit of clicking her tongue when she was nervous was only one of the idiosyncrasies that made Pamela a rather odd person.
- Brilliant; luminous; splendid.
- Incapable of being injured, influenced or affected.
- Marked by impulsive anger or violence, as in a hasty and forceful expression of anger.
- Person currently occupying a political office.
- Incapable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled.
- Hostile, opposed. Acting against, adverse and damaging.
- Travelling, unsettled, wandering about the country.
- An overwhelming force or movement that overcomes all resistance.
This year's high school football team was described as a juggernaut; not only was it undefeated, no opponent had even scored a point against them.
- Acting in the distribution of justice; used in courts of law.
- Written work using satire to belittle or attack someone.
- Inappropriately funny behavior.
- A dictionary or a vocabulary particular to a subject.
- A union; an intimacy.
- Of very small size; diminutive; dwarfed.
- To esteem highly, treat as if of high importance.
- Given to continual talking.
- Easily shaped, pliable.
Warm Play-Do is much more malleable than cold Play-Do which can be difficult to mold.
- A shackle or restraint usually attached to the wrists or ankles.
- A hater of humanity.
- A hiatus or pause; a period during which an obligor has a legal right to delay meeting an obligation.
Overwhelmed by the number of unread books piling up around the house, Vivian declared a moratorium on bookbuying.
- Sullen, annoyed, unhappy.
- A system of naming, especially one used in a technical discussion.
- Displaying or showing off trivial knowledge; overly concerned with technicalities and rules.
She didn't realize how pedantic he was until she asked him a simple question and he offered her a 15 minute lecture in response..
- An omen, a harbinger, a sign of something that is yet to happen.
When the water mysteriously drained out of her aquarium one afternoon, the young woman took it as a portent warning her not to go on the fishing expedition she had been planning.
- Belonging to the first ages; primitive.
- Virtue; integrity; moral excellence.
- To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied (as with plants.)
- Bias; bent; tendency.
Edgar's propensity to digress worried the other members of the debate team.
- To offer for consideration; to exhibit.
- State of uncertainty or perplexity.
- An article of dress; clothing in general.
- To turn away.
- A pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration.
- To tear one's clothes.
- A place where things are or may be placed for preservation or safety.
- A complicated and ritualistic procedure; meaningless, confused locution.
- Wild, out of control.
- Plump, chubby.
- A man of learning; one versed in literature or science.
- Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception.
- Payment that an employee receives upon leaving a job as compensation for the loss of employment.
- A sleepwalker.
In the morning, the somnambulist would frequently wake up in the guest room, having no recollection of leaving his own bed.
- Filled or covered by something; overspread with.
- Various; miscellaneous.
- To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of.
- Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating.
- One who entreats or asks submissively.
- Equivalent in value, signification, or effect.
- Capable of being held, maintained, or defended.
- Length of time at a job or position. Also, the process by which professors gain permanent appointment.
- Of short duration, temporary, fleeting.
- To seize, and hold in possession, by force, or without right.
- Elated by vanity; boastful.
- Acting with great force; furious; violent.
- Agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation.
- To defame, malign, slander; to make vile, to debase, to degrade, to disgrace.
- Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge.
- To make void or destroy; to render defective.
- Containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding.
- Unrestrained, loose and free; reckless and heedless.
- Comical in a foolish or slapstick way.
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