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SAT Vocab

Terms

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efface
(v.) to erase; to make inconspicuous
ignominious
(adj.) contemptible; disgraceful; degrading
frugality
(n.) thrift
precarious
(adj.) depending upon another; risky; uncertain
profusion
(n.) great wastefulness; a large abundance
virile
(adj.) masculine; manly
opprobrious
(adj.) abusive
amass
(v.) to collect together; to accumulate
resurgent
(adj.) rising or tending to rise again
supplant
(v.) to take the place of
resonant
(adj.) resounding; re-echoing
unequivocal
(adj.) clear and unambiguous
laggard
(n./adj.) a person who has fallen behind; moving slowly
chaste
(adj.) virtuous; free of obscenity
vitriolic
(adj.) bitter
vitiate
(v.) to spoil; to cause moral weakness
adage
(n.) an old saying now accepted as being truthful
vantage
(n.) favorable position; position allowing a clear view or understanding
artifice
(n.) an artful device
prattle
(n./v.) childish babble; to babble while speaking
effluvium
(n.) an outflow of vapor of invisible particles; a noxious odor
ecclesiastic
(adj.) pertaining or relating to a church
baroque
(adj.) embellished; ornate
expunge
(v.) to blot out; to delete
obeisance
(n.) a gesture of respect or reverence
consecrate
(v.) to declare sacred; to dedicate
cascade
(n.) a small series of waterfalls; something falling in a descending arrangement similar to a waterfall
peripheral
(adj.) the other part of; slightly connected to what is important
judicious
(adj.) using sound judgement
aesthetic
(adj.) of beauty; pertaining to taste in art and beauty
succinct
(adj.) clearly stated; characterized by conciseness
fulminate
(v.) to issue denunciations; to condemn
innocuous
(adj.) harmless; dull
immaculate
(adj.) perfectly clean; correct
dubious
(adj.) causing doubt; hesitating; an undecided outcome
meander
(v./adj.) to wind; to wander; winding; wandering aimlessly
implacable
(adj.) unwilling to be pacified or appeased
emanate
(v.) to emit
preclude
(v.) to prevent
vehement
(adj.) using great force; described by strong feelings
blithe
(adj.) cheerful
jettison
(v.) to throw goods overboard to lighten a vehicle; to discard
cohort
(n.) a group; a band
colloquial
(adj.) having to do with conversation; informal speech
dormant
(adj.) as if asleep
disinterested
(adj.) neutral; unbiased (alternated meaning: uninterested)
rampant
(adj.) growing unchecked; widespread
mordant
(adj.) cutting; sarcastic
demur
(v./n.) to hesitate due to doubts; an objection raised
facetious
(adj.) joking in an awkard or improper manner
dearth
(n.) costliness; scarcity of food
surmise
(n./v.) a guess; to guess
raconteur
(n.) a person skilled at telling stories
bellicose
(adj.) quarrelsome; warlike
vital
(adj.) very important; critical
homeostasis
(n.) maintenance of stability
morose
(adj.) gloomy
proliferate
(v.) to reproduce quickly
volition
(n.) the act of willing
precipitate
(v./adj.) to cause to happen; happening quickly
doggerel
(n.) trivial, inartistic, weakly constructed verse, usually of a comic nature
ameliorate
(v.) to improve or make better
inculcate
(v.) to impress upon the mind by persistent urging
embellish
(v.) to improve by adding details
hackneyed
(adj.) made common by overuse
propensity
(n.) an inclination; a natural tendency toward
foible
(n.) a minor weakness of character
denigrate
(v.) to defame; to blacken or sully; to belittle
endemic
(adj.) native to a particular area; constantly present in a particular country or locality
vestige
(n.) a trace of something that no longer exists
lucid
(adj.) shiny; clear-minded
bestial
(adj.) having the qualities of a beast; brutal
ferret
(v./n.) to force out of hiding; to search for; a small, weasel-like mammal
flag
(v.) to become weak; to send a message
reprehend
(v.) to reprimand; to find fault with
paucity
(n.) scarity
indolent
(adj.) not wanting to work
wanton
(adh.) unmanageable; unjustifiably malicious
insipid
(adj.) uninteresting; boring; flat; dull
brindled
(adj.) streaked or spotted with a darker color; said especially of animals; coats
irreparable
(adj.) that which cannot be repaired or regained
atrophy
(n.) wasting away, as from lack of use; failure to grow
miscreant
(adj./n.) evil; an evil person, villain
quiescence
(n.) state of being at rest or without motion; stillness
vertigo
(n.) a sensation of dizziness
recusant
(adj.) disobedient of authority
strident
(adj.) creaking; harsh; grating
odious
(adj.) hateful; disgusting
mite
(n.) a very small sum of money; a very small creature
pedagogue
(n.) a teacher
impassive
(adj.) showing no emotion
elucidate
(v.) to make clear; to explain
indemnify
(v.) to insure against or pay for loss or damage
fickle
(adj.) changeable; unpredictable
altruism
(n.) unselfish devotion to the welfare of others
mendacious
(adj.) not truthful; lying
parse
(v.) to separate (a sentence) into parts and describe the funciton of each
terrestrial
(adj.) pertaining to the earth
haphazard
(adj.) unplanned
vindicate
(v.) to clear or defend against criticism or blame
bucolic
(adj.) having to do with shepherds or the country
penchant
(n.) a strong liking
decorous
(adj.) suitable; proper; seemly
dauntless
(adj.) fearless; not discouraged
reticent
(adj.) reserved; typically quiet
charlatan
(n.) a person who pretends to have knowledge
exigent
(adj.) calling for immediate attention; needing more than is reasonable
incorporeal
(adj.) not consisting of matter
pedantic
(adj.) emphasizing trivial points of learning
coherent
(adj.) sticking together; connected; logical; consistent
exhaustive
(adj.) thorough; complete
antipathy
(n.) a strong dislike or repugnance
chary
(adj.) cautious
putrefy
(v.) to decompose; to rot
ennui
(n.) boredom; apathy
apocalyptic
(adj.) predicting or presaging universal destruction
contrite
(adj.) repentant
sordid
(adj.) filthy; foul
qualified
(adj.) experienced
oscillate
(v.) to move back and forth; to have a wavering opinion
problematic
(adj.) being hard to deal with; unsolved situation
slothful
(n.) aversion to work or exertion; laziness; sluggishness
gregarious
(adj.) fond of the company of others
ulterior
(adj.) regarding the future; undisclosed
parapet
(n.) a wall for protection; a low wall or railing
libertine
(n.) one who indulges his desires without moral restraint
censure
(n.) a strong expression of disapproval
brusque
(adj.) abrupt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt
quiescent
(adj.) inactive; quiet; at rest
calumny
(n.) slander
apposite
(adj.) suitable; apt; relevant
innate
(adj.) existing from birth
behoove
(v.) to be necessary; to be incumbent upon
surfeit
(v./n.) to indulge excessively; overindulgence
temerity
(n.) foolhardiness; recklessness
propitiate
(v.) to win the goodwill of
prodigal
(adj.) wasteful; generous
disdain
(v.) to reject with scorn
fundamental
(adj.) basic; necessary
unalloyed
(adj.) pure, of high quality
malediction
(n.) putting a curse on someone; talking negatively about another
incisive
(adj.) getting ot the heart of things; to the point
succor
(n.) aid; assistance
ingenious
(adj.) clever; resourceful
modulate
(v.) to regulate or adjust; to vary the pitch
discomfit
(v.) to frustrate the expectations of
palliate
(v.) to alleviate or ease pain but not cure; to make appear less serious
cogitate
(v.) to think hard; ponder; meditate
deference
(n.) a yielding of opinion; courteous respect for
parry
(v.) to avoid; to ward off
extant
(adj.) still existing; refers especially to books, documents, or species of animals
intrepid
(adj.) fearless; bold
guile
(n.) slyness in dealing with others
cessation
(n.) a ceasing; a stopping
lurid
(adj.) glowing through haze; shocking; sensational
lambaste
(v.) to beat harshly or scold
purview
(v.) extent of something
assuage
(v.) to relieve; to ease; to make less severe
ellipsis
(n.) omission of words necessary for the complete syntactical construction of a sentence, but not necessary for understanding it
caliber
(n.) quality
nettle
(v.) to irritate
ubiquitous
(adj.) present everywhere
tether
(n.) the range or limit of one's abilities; rope or chain used to keep a boat from drifting or an animal from wandering
contentious
(adj.) quarrelsome
superfluous
(adj.) excessive; unnecessary
zenith
(n.) the point directly above in the sky; the highest point
amalgate
(v.) to mix; to merge; to combine
stymie
(v.) to hinder or obstruct
flippant
(adj.) talkative; disrespectful
visionary
(adj.) not realistic; impractical
opaque
(adj.) dull or dark; not allowing light to pass through
extrapolate
(v.) to estimate the value of something beyond the scale; to infer what is unknown from something known
sardonic
(adj.) having a sarcastic quality
relegate
(v.) to assign to an inferior position; to commit to an action
improvident
(adj.) not providing for the future
hubris
(n.) arrogance
tractable
(adj.) easily managed (opposite: intractable)
paean
(n.) a song of praise or triumph
caustic
(adj.) eating away at; sarcastic words
haggard
(adj.) untamed; having a worn look
vicissitude
(n.) unpredictable change occurring in life
pious
(adj.) having a religious devotion; sacred
epitome
(n.) a part that is typical of the whole
fallacious
(adj.) misleading; deceptive
recidivism
(n.) habitual or chronic relapse of criminal or antisocial offenses
aspersion
(n.) slanderous statement; a damaging or derogatory criticism
swathe
(v.) to wrap around something; to envelop
plenary
(adj.) full; entire; absolute
laconic
(adj.) sparing of words; terse; pithy
sagacious
(adj.) wise
coviviality
(n.) a fondness for festiveness or joviality
thrifty
(adj.) frugal; careful with money
whet
(v.) to sharpen by rubbing; to stimulate
germane
(adj.) relevant to the point
abstruse
(adj.) hard to understand
lassitude
(n.) weariness
arduous
(adj.) laborious; difficult; strenuous
coterie
(n.) a clique; a group who meets frequently, usually socially
idyll
(n.) a written piece of work describing a peaceful rural scene
meretricious
(adj.) attractive by a show of flashy or vulgar qualities; tawdry
abstemious
(adj.) sparing in use of food or drinks
fecund
(adj.) productive
culpable
(adj.) deserving blame; guilty
tumult
(n.) a noisy commotion; disturbance
realm
(n.) a region
motif
(n.) a repeated figure or design in architecture or decoration
nugatory
(adj.) trifling; futile; worthless; insignificant
derision
(n.) ridicule
derisive
(adj.) showing disrespect or scorn for
abase
(v.) to degrade; to humiliate; to disgrace
mundane
(adj.) ordinary
vacuous
(adj.) dull; stupid; empty-headed
craven
(adj.) cowardly
dogmatic
(adj.) of a belief; suggested without proof; making assertion with an arrogant manner
lascivious
(adj.) characterized by lust
encroach
(v.) to trespass or intrude
verity
(n.) truth
quixotic
(adj.) romantically idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous
disheartened
(adj.) discouraged; depressed
rampart
(n./v.) a defense; to defend
debacle
(n.) a disaster; a collapse; a rout
austere
(adj.) having a stern look; having strick self-discipline
evasion
(n.) the avoiding of a duty
caprice
(n.) a sudden, unpredictable, or whimsical change
vaunted
(adj.) boastful
biennial
(adj.) occurring every two years
aberrant
(adj.) abnormal; straying from the normal or usual path
curmudgeon
(n.) an ill-tempered person
inimical
(adj.) hostile; unfriendly
usuary
(n.) the lending of money with an excessively high interest rate
ramification
(n.) consequence
reprobate
(v.) to condemn; to reject
prate
(v.) to talk foolishly; chatter
circumspect
(adj.) considering all circumstances
myriad
(n.) a large number
rivet
(v.) to secure; to hold firmly or to be engrossed
heed
(v.) to obey; to yield to
anaphylaxis
(n.) an allergic reaction
effervescence
(n.) liveliness; spirit; enthusiasm; bubbliness
cloture
(n.) a parliamentary procedure to end debate and begin to vote
humility
(n.) lack of pride; modesty
obtrude
(v.) to force oneself or one's ideas upon another; to thrust forward; to eject
quirk
(n.) a twist; a peculiar trait
duress
(n.) imprisonment; the use of threats
deleterious
(adj.) harmful; hurtful; noxious
banal
(adj.) trite; without freshness or originality
servile
(adj.) a slave-like manner
adroit
(adj.) expert or skillful
litigate
(v.) to involve a lawsuit
harbor
(n./v.) a place of safety or shelter; to give shelter or protect
disputatious
(adj.) argumentative; inclined to disputes
fastuous
(adj.) lacking in seriousness; vain and silly
adulterate
(v.) to corrupt, debase, or make impure
verbose
(adj.) wordy verbal communication
rancor
(n.) strong ill will; enmity
conclave
(n.) any private meeting or closed assembly
stipend
(n.) a fixed payment
recluse
(adj./n.) solitary; a person who lives in seclusion
nemesis
(n.) a person who inflicts just punishment; a rival
presage
(n.) an omen; a foreshadowing characteristic
educe
(v.) to draw out; to infer from information
ignoble
(adj.) ordinary; dishonorable
sedentary
(adj.) characterized by sitting; remaining in one locality
adamant
(adj.) not yielding, firm
assiduous
(adj.) carefully attentive; industrious
propinquity
(n.) closeness in time or place; closeness of relationship
edify
(v.) to instruct and improve the mind
peremptory
(adj.) barring future action; that which cannot be denied, or changed; final
plumb
(adj./v.) perfectly straight down; to solve
perjury
(n.) lying while under oath
idiosyncrasy
(n.) any personal peculiarity; mannerism
quaint
(adj.) old-fashioned; unusual; odd
aghast
(adj.) astonished; amazed; horrified; terrified; appalled
cohesion
(n.) the act of holding together
lithe
(adj.) easily bent; pliable; supple
opalescent
(adj.) iridescent
munificent
(adj.) showing great generosity
impolitic
(adj.) unwise; imprudent
fraught
(adj.) loaded; charged
gamut
(n.) a complete range; any complete musical
autocracy
(n.) an absolute monarchy; government where one person holds power
ascetic
(adj.) self-denying
allusion
(n.) an indirect reference (often literary); a hint
mien
(n.) appearance, bearing, or manner
faction
(n.) a number of people in an organization working for a common cause against the main body
fidelity
(n.) faithfulness; honesty
epicure
(n.) a person who has good taste in food and drink
peruse
(v.) to read carefully; to study
abjure
(v.) to give up
abdicate
(v.) to reject, renounce, or abandon
ideology
(n.) speculation; representative way of thinking
deride
(v.) to laugh at with contempt; to mock
hiatus
(n.) interval; break; period of rest
accolade
(n.) approving or praising mention
pseudonym
(n.) a borrowed or fictitious name
waive
(v.) to give up; to put off until later
callow
(adj.) immature
quandary
(n.) a state of uncertainity; difficult situation
repugnant
(adj.) distasteful; offensive; opposed to
latency
(n.) a period of inactivity
virulent
(adj.) poisonous; full of hate
specious
(adj.) plausible, apparently good or right through lacking real merit
goad
(n./v.) a driving impulse; to push into action
equanimity
(n.) the quality of remaining calm and undisturbed
fealty
(n.) loyalty
tedious
(adj.) wearisome; tiresome
beholden
(adj.) indebted to
comeliness
(n.) beauty; attractiveness in appearance or behavior
illusive
(adj.) deceiving; misleading
mettle
(n.) spirit; courage; ardor
ethereal
(adj.) very light; airy; heavenly; not earthly
lacerate
(v.) to tear or mangle; to wound or hurt
clandestine
(adj.) secret
wheedle
(v.) to influence or persuade by flattery
garrulous
(adj.) extremely talkative or wordy
chafe
(v.) to annoy; to irritate; to wear away to make sore by rubbing
troth
(n.) belief; faith; fidelity
travail
(n.) very hard work; intense pain or agony
livid
(adj.) discolored, as if bruised; extremely angry, furious
bereft
(adj.) to be deprived of; to be in a sad manner
preponderant
(adj.) to outweigh; to be superior in amount, weight, etc.
deposition
(n.) a removal from officer or power; a testimony
depravity
(n.) wickedness
coda
(n.) in music, a concluding passage
diminutive
(adj.) smaller than average
vagary
(n.) an odd or eccentric action
execute
(v.) to put to death; kill; to carry out; fulfill
pensive
(adj.) engaged in deep thought; expressing thoughtfulness wih some sadness
coy
(adj.) modest; bashful; pretending shyness to attract
eschew
(v.) to shun; to avoid
encumber
(v.) to hold back; to hinder; to burden; load down
anomaly
(n.) an oddity; an inconsistency; a deviation from the norm
discerning
(adj.) having good judgement
torpid
(adj.) being dormant; slow, sluggish
debonair
(adj.) having an affable manner; carefree; genial
misanthrope
(n.) a person who hates or distrusts everything
enfranchised
(v.) to free from obligation; to admit to citizenship
hindrance
(n.) blockage; obstacle
jaded
(adj.) worn-out
fervid
(adj.)intensely hot; fervent; impassioned
prodigious
(adj.) wonderful; enormous
heretic
(n.) one who holds opinions contrary to that which is generally accepted
imperious
(adj.) arrogant; urgent
equinox
(n.) precise time when the day and night is of equal length
exultation
(n.) the act of rejoicing
purloin
(v.) to steal
abhor
(v.) to hate
crass
(adj.) stupid; unrefined; gross
pragmatic
(adj.) practical
amortize
(v.) to liquidate (a debt) at fixed intervals
abaft
(adv.) on or toward the rear of a ship
umbrage
(n.) offense or resentment
conundrum
(n.) a puzzle or riddle
harmonious
(adj.) having proportionate and orderly parts
winsome
(adj.) charming; sweetly attractive
impervious
(adj.) impenetrable; not allowing anything to pass through; unaffected
copious
(adj.) abundant; in great quantities
flout
(v.) to mock or jeer
impiety
(n.) irreverence toward God; lack of respect
dally
(v.) to loiter; to waste time
seething
(v.) to be violently disturbed
fester
(v.) to become more and more virulent and fixed
gaffe
(n.) a blunder
cavil
(v.) to bicker unnecessarily
voracious
(adj.) greedy in eating
shoals
(n.) a large group or crowd
tenacious
(adj.) holding firmly; persistent
macerate
(v.) to soften by steeping in liquid
facade
(n.) front view; false appearance
compliant
(adj.) complying; obeying; yielding
eclectic
(adj.) picking from various possibilities; made up of material from various sources
choleric
(adj.) ill-tempered; easily angered
covetous
(adj.) greedy; eagerly desirous
beneficient
(adj.) conferring benefits; kindly; doing good
arcane
(adj.) obscure; secret; mysterious
fastidious
(adj.) difficult to please; excessive care or delicacy; painstaking
complacent
(adj.) self-satisfied; content
condone
(v.) to forgive
revile
(v.) to be abusive in speech
verbiage
(n.) wordiness
aggrandize
(v.) to make more powerful
veneer
(n.) a thin surface layer; any attractive but superficial appearance
flux
(n.) a flow; a continual change
qualms
(n.) sudden feeling of uneasiness or doubt
reverie
(n.) daydream
slovenly
(adv.) sloppy
collusion
(n.) a secret agreement for an illegal purpose
autocrat
(n.) an absolute ruler
impetuous
(adj.) moving with great force; characterized by a suddenly ot rash action
transmute
(v.) to transform
burlesque
(v./n.) to imitate in a non-serious manner; a comical imitation
impudent
(adj.) disrespectful; shameless; rude
odium
(n.) hatred; the disgrace from a hateful action
blasphemous
(adj.) speaking ill of ; using profane language
termagant
(n.) a constantly quarrelsome woman; a shrew
cacophony
(n.) a harsh, inharmonious collection of sounds; dissonance
partisan
(n.) a person who strongly supports one view
bumptious
(adj.) arrogant
equivocal
(adj.) questionable; deliberately ambiguous
agrarian
(adj.) of the land
recalcitrant
(adj.) stubbornly rebellious
sinuous
(adj.) full of curves; twisting and turning
auspicious
(adj.) of good omen; successful
eradication
(n.) the act of annihilating; destroying, or erasing
repudiate
(v.) to disown; to deny support for
conglomeration
(n.) a collection or mixture of various things
feint
(v./n.) to pretend to throw a punch, as in boxing; a fake show intended to deceive
imprecate
(v.) to pray for evil; to invoke a curse
kith
(n.) relatives and acquaintances
hone
(n./v.) something used to sharpen; to sharpen
reiterate
(v.) to say again
sundry
(adj.) various; miscellaneious; separate; distinct
attenuate
(v./adj.) to thin out; weakened; diminishing
suppliant
(adj.) asking earnestly and submissively
fathom
(v./n.) to understand; a nautical unit of depth equal to 6 feet
eccentric
(adj.) odd; peculiar; strange
redundant
(adj.) wordy; repetitive; unnecessary to the meaning
levity
(n.) lack of seriousness; instability
adept
(adj.) skilled; practiced
fortuitous
(adj.) happening accidentally
benevolent
(adj.) kindly
consort
(n./v.) a companion; a spouse; to associate
reciprocal
(n.) mutual; having the same relationship to each other
sanction
(v.) to give authoritative permission; to personalize by way of discipline
wane
(v.) to gradually become less; to grow dim
impenitent
(adj.) without regret, shame, or remorse
esoteric
(adj.) understood by only a chosen few; confidential
extraneous
(adj.) irrelevant; not related; not essential
subsidiary
(adj.) giving a service; being in a subordinate position
boor
(n.) a rude person
knavery
(n.) a dishonest act
amiable
(adj.) friendly
rapacious
(adj.) given to seizing for plunder or satisfaction of greed
fractious
(adj.) rebellious; apt to quarrel; unruly
deign
(v.) to lower one's self in order to do something believed to be beneath one's dignity
solemnity
(n.) a deep, reverent feeling often associated with religious occasions
foster
(v.) encourage; nurture; support
sedulous
(adj.) working diligently; persistent
skulk
(v.) to move in a stealthy way; to avoid responsibility
unfeigned
(adj.) genuine; real; sincere
finite
(adj.) measurable; limited; not everlasting
comport
(v.) to behave in a specified manner in order to fit in
salubrious
(adj.) promoting good health
pungent
(adj.) sharp and piercing; expressive
contiguous
(adj.) touching or adjoining and close, but not touching
platonic
(adj.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Plato's philosophy; not amorous or sensual
rabid
(adj.) violent; fanatic about a belief
conjoin
(v.) to combine
cache
(n.) a safe place for hiding
fortitude
(n.) firm courage; strength
blighted
(v.) causing frustration or destruction
constrain
(v.) to force; to compel; to restrain
indignant
(adj.) expressing anger to an injustice
diffuse
(adj.) spread out; wordy; not focused
redolent
(adj.) sweet-smelling
catharsis
(n.) a purging or relieving of the body or soul
amorphous
(adj.) with no shape; unorganized
abyssal
(adj.) of or relating ot the deepest portion of the oceans
perquisite
(n.) a tip in addition to regular income
malign
(adj./v.) having an evil disposition toward others (opposite: benign); to speak evil of
fallible
(adj.) liable to be mistaken or erroneous
trenchant
(adj.) cutting; keen or incisive
vouchsafe
(v.) to grant or give, as by favor or graciousness; to allow or permit
ephemeral
(adj.) very short-lived; lasting only a short time
implicit
(adj.) understood but not plainly stated; without doubt
substantive
(adj.) existing independently of others; a large quantity; essential
decadence
(n.) a decline in morals or art
subjugate
(v.) to dominate or enslave
untoward
(adj.) unfortunate
broach
(v.) to introduce into conversation
teem
(v.) to be stocked to overflowing; to pour out; to empty
expedient
(adj.) convenient in obtaining a result; guided by self-interest
allocate
(v.) to set aside; to designate; to assign
hypocritical
(adj.) two-faced; deceptive
harangue
(n./v.) a lengthy, heartfelt speech; to talk excitedly
vigilance
(n.) watchfulness
dank
(adj.) damp and chilly
quaff
(v.) to drink heartily
egullience
(n.) an overflowing of high spirits; effervescence
subsume
(v.) to include within a larger group
lewd
(adj.) lustful; wicked
quarantine
(n.) isolation of a person to prevent spread of disease
accrue
(v.) to come to a person or thing by way of gain or increment; to increase through natural growth
gourmand
(n.) one who eats heartily
wan
(adj.) lacking color; sickly pale
amalgam
(n.) a mixture or combination (often of metals)
acerbic
(adj.) sour or bitter in taste or manner
elusive
(adj.) hard to catch
assay
(v.) to determine the quality of a substance
guise
(n.) appearance
aspetic
(adj.) germ free
manifest
(v.) to show clearly; to appear
eminence
(n.) a lofty place; superiority
intractable
(adj.) stubborn; not easily taught or disciplined
noisome
(adj.) harmful to health; having a foul odor
coalesce
(v.) to grow together to combine
churlishness
(n.) crude or surly behavior
sodden
(adj.) soggy; dull in aciotn as if from alcohol
throe
(n.) spasm or pang
frenetic
(adj.) frenzied
bilateral
(adj.) two-sided
captious
(adj.) disposed to find fault
tumid
(adj.) swollen; pompous
allegory
(n.) a literary, dramatic, or pictorial representation that is symbolic
impugn
(v.) to attack verbally; to criticize; to refute
privy
(adj.) to know secret knowledge
canard
(n.) a false statement or rumor
cloying
(adj.) causing disgust or aversion through excess
parley
(v.) to speak with another; to discourse
futile
(adj.) worthless; unprofitable
salient
(adj.) projecting; noticeable
astringent
(n./adj.) a substance that contracts bodily tissues; harsh; biting
cognizant
(adj.) aware of
stanch
(v.) to stop or check the flow of; to staunch
tutelage
(n.) the condition of being under a guardian or a tutor
complaisance
(n.) the quality of being agreeable or eager to please
connotative
(adj.) containing associated meanings in addition to the primary one
aloof
(adj.) distant in interest; reserved; cool
feign
(v.) to pretend
sunder
(v.) to separate or break apart
propagate
(v.) to reproduce or multiply
vex
(v.) to be troublesome to; to annoy
palindrome
(n.) a word or phrase which reads the same backwards and forwards
hyperbole
(n.) an exaggeration, not to be taken seriously
ken
(v./n.) to know; one's understanding
rudimentary
(adj.) elementary
fetish
(n.) anything to which ones gives excessive devotion
evoked
(v.) to call forth; to provoke
extemporize
(v.) to improvise; to make it up as you go along
fetter
(n.) a chain to bind the feet together
scrupulous
(adj.) making sure all detail are perfect
exhume
(v.) to unearth; to reveal
trite
(adj.) becoming unoriginal through too much use
articulate
(adj.) clear; distinct; expressed with clarity; skillful with words
serendipity
(n.) an apparent aptitude for making fortunate discoveries accidentally
peccadukki
(n.) a slight fault or offense
cognitive
(adj.) possessing the power to think or meditate; meditative; capable of perception
inured
(adj.) accustomed to pain
forbearance
(n.) patience; self-restraint
anarchist
(n.) one who believes that a formal government is unnecessary
languid
(adj.) lacking vitality; indifferent
sumptuous
(adj.) involving great expense; splendid; lavish
euphemism
(n.) the use of a word or phrase in place of one that is distasteful
provident
(adj.) prudent; economical; characterized by foresight
dais
(n.) a raised platform at one end of a room
traduce
(v.) to defame or slander
undermine
(v.) to weaken, often through subtle means
guffaw
(n.) boisterous laughter
visage
(n.) face; appearance
occult
(adj./n.) mysterious, beyond the range of ordinary knowledge; supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole
obloquy
(n.) verbal condemnation or abuse of a person or thing
hedonistic
(adj.) pleasure seeking

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