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SAT vocab 1

Terms

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abridgment
A condensed form as of a book or play.
able-bodied
Competent for physical service.
acidify
To change into acid.
acquittance
Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acoustic
Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
absent-minded
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
accredit
To give credit or authority to.
abrade
To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abusive
Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abyss
Bottomless gulf.
accommodate
To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
accede
To agree.
accelerate
To move faster.
abhorrent
Very repugnant; hateful.
abominate
To hate violently.
accessory
A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
abnormal
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abundant
Plentiful.
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absorb
To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
abridge
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
academy
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
accusation
A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.
abet
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense)
abrogate
To abolish, repeal.
acclaim
To utter with a shout.
abbess
The lady superior of a nunnery.
abdomen
In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
accouter
To dress.
abomination
A very detestable act or practice.
acquire
To get as one's own.
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
account
A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
actionable
Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
absorption
The act or process of absorbing.
ache
To be in pain or distress.
abrasion
That which is rubbed off.
acquittal
A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
accomplice
An associate in wrong-doing.
accost
To speak to.
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated.
accomplish
To bring to pass.
academician
A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
acerbity
Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
accumulate
To become greater in quantity or number.
abed ad
In bed; on a bed.
abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
academic
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
aborigines
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
accept
To take when offered.
accompanist
One who or that which accompanies.
abase
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abduction
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abhorrence
The act of detesting extremely.
accession
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accompaniment
A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter.
achromatic
Colorless,
Achillean
Invulnerable.
abdominal
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
acquiesce
To comply; submit.
actuality
Any reality.
acquaint
To make familiar or conversant.
accursed
Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
acquisition
Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
abject
Sunk to a low condition.
acme
The highest point, or summit.
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties.
abrupt
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
accordion
A portable free-reed musical instrument.
acquiescence
Passive consent.
abscess
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
acquit
To free or clear, as from accusation.
acrimony
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
absence
The fact of not being present or available.
abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like).
abscission
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abut
To touch at the end or boundary line.
ablution
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
actuary
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
acrimonious
Full of bitterness.
acetic
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
abominable
Very hateful.
abbey
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
absurd
Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abstain
To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abnegate
To renounce (a right or privilege).
actuate
To move or incite to action.
aboveboard
Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
acetate
A salt of acetic acid.
acknowledge
To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
abbot
The superior of a community of monks.
aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abstinence
Self denial.
abidance
An abiding.
accusatory
Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
acreage
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.

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