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english SAT vocab

Terms

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indifferent
not caring one way or the other; lacking in preference; neutral
apathy
lack of emotion or interest
obscure
unclear; clouded; partially hidden; hard to understand
ambiguous
unclear in meaning
impartial
unbiased; neutral
objective
without bias (as opposed to subjective)
discriminate
to differentiate; to make a clear distinction; to see the difference
denounce
to speak out against
innovate
to be creative
subtle
not obvious
relevant
important; pertinent
candid
honest; frank
discern
to distinguish from one another
hypocritical (hypocrisy)
insincere
disdain
contempt; intense dislike
abstract
theoretical; lacking substance (the opposite of concrete)
temper
to moderate; to soften
enigma
mystery
inevitable
unavoidable; bound to happen
eccentric
odd; unusual; quirky
provincial
narrow-minded; unsophisticated
futile
hopeless; without effect
diverse
varied
benevolent
kind; good-hearted; generous
pious
deeply religious
conciliate
to soothe; to end a dispute; to reconcile
resignation
acceptance of a situation (secondary meaning)
resolution (resolve)
determination (also, the solution of a problem)
servile
overly submissive; cringing; like a servant
acute (acuity)
sharp; intelligent
reticent
restrained; uncommunicative
anarchy
lack of government; chaos
virulent
very harmful (like a virus)
scrutinize
to examine closely
discord
disagreement
repudiate
to reject; to deny
diligent
hard-working
superficial
on the surface; shallow
contempt
reproachful disdain
lucid (elucidate)
clear; easy to understand
aesthetic
having to do with art or beauty (not to be confused with ascetic)
prodigal
extravagant; wasteful
augment
to add to; to increase; to make bigger
assess
to estimate the value of; to measure
eloquent
fluent and graceful in speech
guile
cunning; deceitfulness
trivial
unimportant
squander
to waste
incessant
unceasing; never-ending
laud
to praise
deter
to prevent; to stop; to keep from doing something
redundant
repetitive; extra; unnecessary
infamous (infamy)
famous in a bad way; famous for being bad
provocative (provoke)
exciting; attracting attention
depravity
moral corruption
gravity (grave)
seriousness (secondary meaning)
banal
common; dull; ordinary
extol
to praise
euphony
pleasant sound (the opposite of cacophony)
deride
to ridicule; to make fun of
insipid
bland; boring; stupid
austere
severe; without frills
expedite (expedient)
to make faster or easier
heresy
an opinion violently opposed to established beliefs
novel
new; unusual
philanthropy
love of humankind; donation to charity
vacillate
to waver between choices
fervor
passion
dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
pragmatic
practical
solemn
serious; grave
alleviate
to lessen something bad
negligence
carelessness
advocate
to speak in favor of; to support
ascetic
without luxuries; austere
ironic
satiric; unexpected
dogmatic
stubbornly opinionated
condone
to forgive; to overlook
dissent
disagreement
voluntary
willing; unforced
didactic
instructive; intended to instruct
disparity
inequality
disparage
to speak badly of
ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting; not lasting
comply
to go along with; to obey
prosaic
uninspired; dull; banal
profuse
flowing
expedient
practical; quick
fastidious
finicky; overly critical
belligerent
argumentative; combative
astute
perceptive; intelligent
languid
slow; tired
censure
to blame; to criticize (not to be confused with censor)
stagnant
not moving
mitigate
to lessen the severity of something
reprehensible
shameful; bad
engender
to create; to produce
exemplary
outstanding;setting a good example
neutral
unbiased; not taking sides; objective
relegate
to dismiss to a lower position
anecdote
a brief, entertaining story
scanty
inadeuate; minimal
fallacious (fallacy)
flase
acclaim
praise; applause; admiration
uniform
constant; without variety
incoherent
jumbled; chaotic; impossible to understand
repress
to hold down
articulate
speaking clearly and well
solicit
to ask for; to seek
reproach
to scold
condescend
to talk down to
orthodox
standard; commonly accepted; conventional (not just with religions)
indolence
laziness
congenial
friendly
preclude
to prevent; to make impossible; to shut out
profound (profundity)
deep; insightful (the opposite of superficial)

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