PSAT Vocab - List 5

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  1. amenable
    disposed or willing to comply
  2. ephemeral
    anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day
  3. eclectic
    selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
  4. decry
    express strong disapproval of
  5. voracious
    devouring or craving food in great quantities
  6. subversive
    in opposition to an established system or government
  7. acrimony
    a rough and bitter manner
  8. didactic
    instructive, especially excessively
  9. premonition
    an early warning about a future event
  10. turbulence
    instability in the atmosphere
  11. circumspect
    careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk
  12. exonerate
    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  13. reprehensible
    bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
  14. banal
    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Created on September 2, 2019 (updated September 2, 2019)

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