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SAT: Word list 8

Terms

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Stoke
add fuel to; strengthen
Querulous
always complaining
Futile
useless; hopeless
Austere
severely plain
Concatenate
link together
Staunch
loyal; faithful; dependable
Condescend
talk down to
Modicum
small amount
Misrepresentation
deliberately deceiving
Conciliate
to bring together; end a dispute
Intrepid
brave
Perjury
telling lies under oath
Vivacity
liveliness; animation
Drawl
speak slowly with words running together
Vociferous
noisy; loud in speech
Drivel
nonsense
Intransigence
stubbornness
Quandary
dilemma; puzzle
Banality
ordinariness; dullness
Intermittent
sporadic; irregular
Aversion
a dislike of
Galleon
ancient type of sailing ship
Furrow
groove
Quarantine
isolation to prevent the spread of disease
Ramifications
branches; subdivisions of a complex system; outcomes
Attenuate
weaken
Atrophy
waste away from lack of use
Quarry
1. something that is hunted; 2. mine for stone
Furtive
hidden and secret
Perfidy
treachery
Vital
essential; alive; important
Intransigent
stubborn; unyielding
Drone
1. monotonous noise (n); 2. to speak with no emotion (v); 3.male bee
Vindicate
prove right; remove blame
Stolid
impassive; dull; indifferent
Momentous
very important
Dubious
doubtful
Vitriolic
corrosive; strongly attacking
Stoic
known for fortitude; indifferent to pleasure or pain
Misogynist
hater of women
Concatenation
linking into chains
Quagmire
marsh; bog
Interminable
never-ending
Perdition
damnation
Virulent
dangerous; harmful
Dynamic
lively; vibrant; energetic
Misnomer
wrong name
Ebullient
very lively; cheerful; jovial; happy
Ramble
wander aimlessly
Perfunctory
superficial; cursory
Garner
gather; collect
Garish
gaudy
Percipient
perceptive; insightful
Strident
loud and harsh
Mitigate
lessen; make less severe
Moratorium
temporary prohibition or halt to activity
Gambol
frolic; leap; bound
Eccentric
unusual; quirky; odd
Atheist
person who does not believe in God
Commandeer
take possession of
Quaff
drink down quickly
Quaint
picturesque
Stringent
strict or severe
Stevedore
dockworker
Volatile
dangerously unstable; evaporates easily
Balk
hinder and prevent; hesitate over
Collusion
plotting and planning
Inveterate
habitual
Pernicious
destructive; harmful
Insurgent
a rebel
Morose
gloomy; bad tempered
Virtuoso
an accomplished musician
Inviolable
cannot be invaded
Instigator
troublemaker; person who entices others to do something
Peripatetic
nomadic; moving from place to place
Garrulous
talkative
Complacent
self-satisfied; smug
Stifle
suppress
Invidious
arousing envy
Augment
increase; make bigger
Peremptory
in a commanding manner
Colloquial
local and informal (used of language)
Monotonous
dull; unvarying
Gaunt
emaciated; bony and angular
Stereotype
fixed image
Vilification
blackening someone's name
Garble
distort; confuse; muddle
Moribund
on the point of death
Droll
dryly amusing
Compliant
easy to control; submissive
Dupe
to fool someone
Concise
stated in few words
Persnickety
fastidious; fussy
Stratagem
plot; plan; trick
Dotard
foolish old man
Peripheral
on the edge; not important
Quirk
oddity
Auspicious
favorable; promising to turn out well
Vivify
enliven
Banal
common; dull

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