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SSAT Vocabulary 1&2

Terms

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ailing
ill and not improving
allude
to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion
barracks
a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, esp. in garrison
agrarians
a person who favors equitable distribution of land
alacrity
eagerness or enthusiasm; great willingness
arduous
needing much effort or energy over a period of time
amorphous
lacking definite form; having no specific shape; formless
amend
to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from a motion, bill, constitution, and etc. by formal procedure
belittle
to regard or portray as less impressive or important than appearances indicated; depreciate
abrasive
rough in texture, grating; annoying or overly aggressive personality
archery
the art practice, or skill of an archer
ambassador
a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representatives
archetype
the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies; prototype
belligerent
quarrelsome; showing an eagerness to fight or argue; aggressive
alleviate
to make easier to endure; lessen
ascetic
not allowing oneself pleasure and comforts; having or involving a very simple life
austere
stern and cold in appearance or manner; morally strict
ammunition
the material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and esp. shots, bullets or shells fired by guns
anomalous
not fitting into a common or familiar type, classification or pattern; unusual
antipathy
a feeling of intense dislike
abject
conditions being terrible, extreme; completely without success
agent
a person or business authorized to act on another's behalf
banal
lacking originality, freshness or novelty
apprenticeship
a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
authorize
to give authority or official power to; empower
adverse
opposed to one's interests; unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect
awning
a shelter; a plastic, canvas or metal porch or shade supported by a metal fame and often foldable, placed over a storefront, doorway, window, etc.
avian
of or pertaining to birds
ameliorate
to make something better
archives
documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation
bailiff
an officer, similar to a sheriff's deputy, employed to execute write and processes, make arrests, keep order in the court, etc.
audacity
showing willingness to take risks; bold; showing lack of respect
abstemious
marked by restraint esp. in the consumption of food or alcohol; not doing or having too much of something one likes or enjoys
anthem
a song, as of praise, devotion, or patriotism
asset
something of monetary value that is owned by a firm or an individual
affix
to put or add on; append
accolade
any award; a mark of acknowledgment; a ceremonial embrace
auspicious
showing signs of future success; favorable, promising
accelerator
automotive device, usually operated by the foot, for controlling speed of an engine
asylum
an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors
barometer
an instrument for mearsuring atmospheric pressure
agog
highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
affable
being pleasant and at ease in talking to others; characterized by ease and friendliness
abolish
to do away with; put an end to; annul; make void
adhesive
coated with glue, paste or other sticky substance
addendum
a thing to be added; an addition
audition
a trial hearing given to a singer, actor, or other performer to test suitability for emplyment, professional training of competition
agape
wide open
abstruse
hard to understand
amenable
willing to agree; submissive
archipelago
a group of islands
abate
to become less intense
astute
having or showing shrewdness and discernment
adulate
to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire greatly
abyss
a deep space
augment
to make greater, more numerous, larger or more intense
assiduous
working hard and showing careful attention to detail
acrid
sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or order; violently
appraise
to establish the monetary value of; determine the worth of; asses
antecedent
preceding; prior

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