SAT Hit Parade 11

List of words from SAT vocabulary that should be studied and owned by all sophomores
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definitions & notes only words
  1. enigma
    something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
  2. pious
    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
  3. conciliate
    gain the good will of or cause to be more favorably inclined
  4. superficial
    of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
  5. flagrant
    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
  6. conspicuous
    obvious to the eye or mind
  7. extraneous
    not belonging to that in which it is contained
  8. tranquility
    an untroubled state that is free from disturbances
  9. mitigate
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  10. inevitable
    incapable of being avoided or prevented
  11. disparage
    express a negative opinion of
  12. virtue
    the quality of doing what is right
  13. advocate
    a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea
  14. caustic
    capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  15. disdain
    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  16. antagonism
    an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
  17. coalesce
    fuse or cause to come together
  18. authentic
    not counterfeit or copied
  19. exemplary
    worthy of imitation
  20. lax
    without rigor or strictness
  21. dissent
    a difference of opinion
  22. vacillate
    be undecided about something
  23. resolute
    firm in purpose or belief
  24. diligent
    quietly and steadily persevering in detail or exactness
  25. solitude
    a state of social isolation
  26. acquiesce
    to agree or express agreement
  27. desecrate
    violate the sacred character of a place or language
  28. authoritarian
    characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
  29. frivolous
    not serious in content or attitude or behavior
  30. disparity
    inequality or difference in some respect
  31. discern
    detect with the senses
  32. adversary
    someone who offers opposition
  33. facilitate
    make easier
  34. heresy
    a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
  35. dubious
    fraught with uncertainty or doubt
  36. discord
    lack of agreement or harmony
  37. hinder
    be an obstacle to
  38. eloquent
    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
  39. acclaim
    enthusiastic approval
  40. resignation
    the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession
  41. dogmatic
    pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  42. belittle
    cause to seem less serious
  43. repress
    conceal or hide
  44. inadvertent
    happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally
  45. irrational
    not consistent with or using reason
  46. tentative
    hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion
  47. exhaustive
    performed comprehensively and completely
  48. didactic
    instructive, especially excessively
  49. vilify
    spread negative information about
  50. servile
    submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
  51. provocative
    serving or tending to excite or stimulate
  52. incessant
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
  53. contempt
    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  54. fanatic
    a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm
  55. scrutinize
    examine carefully for accuracy
  56. perceptive
    of or relating to awareness via the senses
  57. censure
    harsh criticism or disapproval
  58. refute
    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  59. slander
    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  60. pragmatic
    concerned with practical matters
  61. infer
    conclude by reasoning
  62. articulate
    express or state clearly
  63. deplete
    use up, as resources or materials

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