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Glossary of Sat Study 2

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abstract
not concrete
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
ambivalent:
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
apathetic:
feeling or showing little emotion
auspicious:
favorable; promising
benevolent:
well-meaning; generous
candor:
sincerity; openness
Cantankerous
Mad
Carping
complaning
cogent:
convincing; reasonable
comprehensive:
broad or complete in scope or content
contemporary:
current, modern; from the same time
conviction:
a fixed or strong belief
diligent:
marked by painstaking effort; hard-working
dubious:
doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
eclectic:
made up of a variety of sources or styles
egregious:
conspicuously bad or offensive
exculpate:
to free from guilt or blame
florid:
flowery or elaborate in style
gratuitous:
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
hackneyed:
worn out through overuse; trite
idealize:
to consider perfect
impartial:
not in favor of one side or the other; unbiased
inherent:
inborn; built-in
innovative:
introducing something new
inveterate:
long established; deep-rooted; habitual
laudatory:
giving praise
maverick:
one who resists adherence to a group
mollify:
to calm or soothe
novel:
strikingly new or unusual

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