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Glossary of Sat Vocab A-Z Set 2

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abate
to reduce, lessen
ballad
a love song
cadence
a rhythm, progression of sound
dearth
a lack, scarcity
eclectic
consisting of a diverse variety of elements
facade
the wall of a building; a deceptive appearance or attitude
garrulous
talkative, wordy
hallowed
revered, consecrated, holy
idiosyncratic
peculiar to one person; highly individualized
judicious
having or exercising by good or discriminating judgmment
kudos
praise for an achievement
laconic
terse in speech or writing
magnanimous
noble, generous
nascent
in the process of being born or coming into existence
obfuscate
to render incomprehensible
palatable
agreeable to the taste or sensibilities
quaint
charming old fashioned
rancid
having a terrible taste or smell
sacrosanct
holy, something that should not be critized
taciture
not inclined to talk
umbrage
resentment, offense
vacuous
lack of content or ideas, stupid
wane
to decrease in size, dwindle
zenith
the highest point, culminating point

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