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Pgs. 47-50 SSAT Prep Vocab

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Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
stark
bare, without decoration
temperament
usual mood or behavior
condone
to forgive or disregard an offense
evanescence
lasting a short time, fading away gradually
pungent
a sharp biting smell or taste
volatile
easily changeable, quick to explode
inquiry
a request for information
rancid
having a nasty smell or taste, rotting
penitent
feeling or expressing remorse for a wrongdoing
brash
bold
objective
just the facts
vend
to sell
hoary
very old, gray
sage
wise
translucent
almost transparent, able to be seen through clearly
confound
to puzzle or confuse
assess
to evaluate or determine the worth of
irate
enraged
procure
to obtain
facet
an aspect of something
adage
an old saying usually considered to be true
reminiscence
a memory, the act of recalling the past
dingy
dirty dull or shabby
skeptical
doubtful
obscure
hidden or dark, hard to see
ironic
the use of words to express an unintended or contradictory meaning
pugnacious
hostile
decompose
to rot or decay
impediment
an obstacle, something in the way
laden
burdened
barrage
a flood
toil
hard work, or to work hard
browbeat
to intimidate
salve
something used to heal or soothe
ruse
a clever trick
ambiguous
unclear
livid
discolored, bruised, or very angry
debilitating
weakening, harmful
aspirant
someone reaching for something
emulate
to copy or imitate
gaunt
very thin and bony
amiable
friendly, good natured
slander
a false and mean spirited statement meant to injure someone
akin
related to or alike
counsel
to advise
dormant
temporarily inactive
cautious
careful
obsolete
out of date
tome
a book, especially a large and scholarly one
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
genre
a specific style of art or literature
admiring
regarding with approval or respect
placate
to please or make less angry
exclusion
not being allowed to enter or join
pious
deepley religious
ravenous
extremely hungry
dubious
doubtful
scorn
to abuse or treat with no respect
fringe
the edge or outer portion
parody
humorous imitation
retrospect
the review of past events, hindsight
uniform
all the same, common
fission
splitting apart
aggravate
to make worse
Authentic
genuine and true
deleterious
harmful to ones health
coalesce
to come together
warlock
a male witch
profane
to abuse or put to ill use
decree
an order or command
imply
to express indirectly
aloof
keeping a distance
mar
to spoil, to mark
mercurial
characterized by rapid and unpredictable changes
arid
very dry
writhe
to twist
recreation
something done for fun, a hobby or game
quiver
a portable container for arrows
sublime
without equal, awe inspiring
biased
favoring one side or opinion over another
elaborate
very detailed or to explain something in greater detail
surrogate
a substitute
abominable
horrible or unpleasant
benign
harmless
rift
a narrow break
null
zero value
flag
to decrease or diminish
delusion
a false opinion or idea
insolent
disrespectful, rude
ambivalent
having opposing or mixed feelings
altruistic
doing good for others
animosity
hostility
immaculate
perfectly clean, free from dirt or stain
corpulent
extremely overweight
kinetic
moving
illuminate
to light up or make clear
rue
to regret
abhor
to hate or detest
wane
to decrease in size or strength
evacuate
to leave or withdraw, as from a dangerous area
rendezvous
a meeting, usually secret
ingenuity
innovation, creativity
eradicated
to erase or get rid of
debunk
to prove false
elongate
to lengthen
audible
able to be heard
abyss
a deep narrow pit
juxtapose
place side by side
era
a period of time
ratify
to approve, usually a kaw
linger
to delay or be slow in leaving
exquisite
beautifully made or designed
quibble
to complain about little things
concensus
an agreement
incumbent
someone who is currently holding a political position
deficient
lacking an essential part
jest
to joke
brig
prision of a ship
congenial
agreeable
cumulative
increasing through sucessive addition
garrulous
overly talkative
virtuoso
a person with great skill, especially a musician
innate
possesed at birth
fundamental
an essential part
repugnant
highly disgusting, offensive
abdicate
to give up power
dread
overwhelming fear
refrain
to hold back, abstain, or restrain
allege
to declare that something is true without proof
fluctuate
to shift back and forth without regularity
Pedantic
overly scholarly, boring
distort
to bend or twist something out of its normal shape
insinuation
a sneaky suggestion of something bad
sanctimonious
acting morally superior
extol
to praise
prolific
fertile, very productive
merge
to blend together
sedate
to calm, especially by the use of a drug
placate
to quiet down, appease
novice
a beginner
vigor
strength, energy
choleric
irritable
excavate
to dig up
inscribe
to write or etch words on or into a surface
ail
to suffer from sickness
adept
very skilled
conventional
traditionary, ordinary
obdurate
stubborn
congeal
to thicken, to change from liquid to solid
parch
to make very thirsty
sustain
to support
abridge
to shorten in length or duration
astute
sharp shrewd
variegated
having many parts or colors
recede
to move away or become smaller
amorphous
without shape
indignant
feeling angry or insulted from an injustice or wrongdoing
robust
healthy
ramble
to move ore speak without direction
epoch
a period of time
plight
a bad situation, a predicament
assailable
vulnerable
indictment
the situation of having been charged with a crime
academic
having to do with school or education
disparage
to criticize or speak badly of
plumage
the feathers of a bird
lament
to express grief for, mourn
vivid
very distinct and sharp, realistic
absolved
free from guilt or blame
tenacious
holding firmly
superfluous
more than what is required
recalcitrant
disobedient, stubborn
revere
to deeply respect or admire
analyitical
intending to understand the nature of something
subjective
biased
fusion
joining together
polymorphous
having many shapes
posterity
all of a persons descendents
concede
to give in or surrender
jeer
to make fun of
hue
the color or shade of an object
notorious
known widely and unfavorably
contrition
deep regret fro doing something wrong
crevice
a narrow crack, especially in a rock
revile
to criticize with abusive language
insipid
lacking interest, dull, boring
somber
serious, dark, or gloomy
adjunct
an accessory, something added on
sarcastic
the use of witty language used to insult or show displeasure
exasperate
to make very angry or impatient
quandary
a state of uncertainty
cacaphony
jarring and unpleasing sounds
extinct
no longer existing
scull
a small rowboat or an oar for a rowboat
impasse
a deadlock, a point at which one can go no further
skit
a short comic scene
bewilder
to confuse
pardoned
forgiven
itinerant
constantly moving
pedestrian
ordinary, dull
deft
skillful
squalid
appearing dirty and wretched
integrate
to bring together and make whole
founder
to sink
premise
an essential fact that others are based on
meticulous
careful, paying attention to details
oration
a formal speech
egress
exit
repudiate
to put down, to renounce
accord
to be in agreement
recuperate
to heal or return to good health
clarity
clearness
embroider
to decorate an object with needlework
belligerent
hostile, warlike
implore
to beg or ask earnestly
banal
unoriginal and boring
hovel
a shack
deteriorate
to get worse
pact
a formal agreement between two countries, a bargain
sporadic
having no pattern or order
incompetent
unable to do something properly
preamble
an introduction to a formal document
circulate
to move around freely, to spread widely
equivalent
equal
assert
to state a viewpoint
contiguous
lying side by side
adverse
unfavorable
remote
far away, distant
opulent
rich, characterized by wealth
dilute
to weaken, especially by adding water to a solution
exile
to banish someine from their native country
despair
to lose hope
jubilant
overly joyful
intangible
not able to be touched or sensed
lush
juicy and tender or covered in plant life
hackneyed
over used and old fashioned
benevolence
goodness

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