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SAT vocab 1

Terms

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philologist
an expert in linguistics
enthuse
to cause intense feeling
oration
an elaborate public speech
citadel
any strong fortress
aqueous
pertaining to water
privateer
a vessel owned by private persons, but carrying on maritime war
uproot
to eradicate
caret
a symbol used to insert omitted words
kind-hearted
having a kind and sympathetic nature
astute
keen, shrewd
reliant
having confidence
bronchitis
inflammation of the bronchial tubes
lewd
characterized by luster
enthrone
to invest with sovereign power
congregate
bring together into a crowd
decalogue
the ten commandments
aqueduct
a water-conduit
rupture
to break apart by violence
countryman
rustic
patrimony
an inheritance from an ancestor
metaphor
a comparison between two objects
cite
to refer to specifically
predominate
to be chief in importance
munificent
extremely generous
advert
to refer to incidentally
abase
to lower in position
querulous
habitually complaining
account
business transaction statements
query
to make an inquiry
subsequent
following in time
louse
small, parasitic insect of a mammal
similar
bearing resemblance to something else
protege
someone who is specially cared for by another person
demeanor
conduct or behavior
evoke
to call or summon forth
congest
to collect into a mass
atheism
person who denies the existence of God
misunderstand
to take in the wrong sense
accouter
to dress
sedentary
involving much sitting
version
a description as modified by one's characted
hydrometer
an instrument used to measure the density of a solid or liquid by flotation
philology
the study of language in connection with literature and history
cardinal
of prime importance
inedible
not good for food
bilingual
speaking two languages
sedate
even-tempered
ulterior
intentionally kept concealed
incandescent
white with heat
interrogative
having the form of a question
weal
well-being
dun
to demand a payment
nihilist
person following the doctrine that nothing exists
duet
a musical composition written for two voices or insturments
complacence
satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings
baritone
musical range higher than bass but lower than tenor
annuity
an annual payment or salary
spherometer
an instrument used to measure the radii or curvature of a spherical surface
head-foremost
precipitately
abbess
the lady superior of a nunnery
incandescence
the state of glowing with heat
headfirst
precipitately
kingling
a petty king
obstinacy
stubborn adherence to opinion
reconcilable
able to change
embargo
stoppage of trade
expository
pertaining to a formal presentation
partrician
of noble rank
fervent
ardent in feeling
annual
occurring every year
bilateral
two-sided
simile
a comparison using the words "like" or "as"
disyllable
a word with two syllables
sustenance
food
protector
defender
forecast
to predict
versatile
flexible
bask
to make warm by genial heat
transfusible
able to pour from one vessel to another
expostulate
to discuss
competitor
a rival
obstreperous
boisterous
aloof
not willing to associate with others
forecastle
the upper deck of a ship
impalpable
imperceptible to touch
terminus
the end or goal
miuse
to maltreat
impartial
unbiased
privilege
a right not enjoyed by all
orator
person who gives public speeches
gluttonous
given to an excess in eating
nil
nothing
resistive
having resistance
subservience
subordinate
poise
equilibrium
ferocity
vigor
demagogue
an unprincipled leader
inquire
to ask information
perform
to accomplish
discipline
to train to obedience
decaliter
a measure of 10 liters
weak-kneed
powerless
ineffable
unspeakable
rustic
countryman
advertiser
one who advertises
disclaim
to disavow any claim to
gnash
to grind the teeth together
contraposition
a placing opposite
manliness
the characteristic quality of being a true man
terrify
to give extreme fear
ubiquitous
being present everywhere
pagan
a worshiper of false gods
mannerism
constant to one manner or style
uproarious
noisy
reconnoiter
to make a preliminary examination for military
almanac
series of tables giving the days together with certain astronomical information
muster
an assemblage of troops for parade
lexicographer
person who makes dictionaries
swarthy
having a dark hue
evolution
development or growth
fungus
a plant destitute of chlorophyll
spheroid
a body having nearly the same shape as a sphere
pact
a covenant
reliance
dependence
perforate
to make holes through
transfusion
the act of pouring one vessel to another
contravene
to prevent
hydromechanice
the mechanics of fluids
lovable
amiable
inopportune
unsuitable
counting-house
an office used for bookkeeping
interrogatory
a question or inquiry
metaphysical
philosophical
dissuasion
to alter by persuasion
predominant
superior in power
irradiance
luster
deter
to frighten away
irradiate
to render clear and intelligible
desultory
not connected with what procedes
funguos
spongy
emancipate
to free from bondage
polar
having to do with the poles of a sphere

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