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SAT Words - Chapter 1-3 Carnevale Book

SAT Words - Chapter 1-3 Carnevale Book

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brevity (noun)briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
concise (adj)using a few words in speech or writing
laconic (adj)using a few words in speech or writing
pithy (adj)brief and full of meaning and substance
quiescent (adj)quiet, still, inactive
reticent (adj)not talking much, reserved
succinct (adj)clearly and briefly stated
taciturn (adj)silent, sparing of words, closemouthed
terse (adj)using only words needed to make the point
bombastic (adj)using language in a pompous, showy way, speaking to impress others
circumlocution (noun)speaking in circles, roundabout speech
colloquial (adj)pertaining to common everyday speech
diffuse (adj)spread out, not concise, wordy
digress (verb)to wander off the subject
eloquence (noun)artful ease with speaking, speech that cna influence people's feelings
garrulous (adj)talkative, loquacious
grandiloquent (adj)using big and fnacy words when speaking for the purpose of impressing others
loquacious (adj)very talkatie liking to talk, garrulous
prattle (verb)to speak on and on in a senseless and silly manner
ramble (verb)to talk on and on pointlessly, without clear direction
rant (verb)to talk very loudly, even wildly, rave
rhetorical (adj)relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect, insincere in expression
verbose (adj)using too many words, wordy, long-winded
voluble (adj)talking a great deal with ease; glib
arrogant (adj)overbearing, proud, haughty
braggart (noun)one who boasts a great deal
complacent (adj)self-satisfied, smug
contemptuous (adj)laking respect; scornful
discainful (adj)full of bitter scorn and pride; aloof
egotistical (adj)excessively self absorbed, very conceited
haughty (adj)having great pride in oneself and dislike for others
insolent (adj)boldly disrepectful in speech or behavior; rude
narcissistic (adj)having to do with extreme self-adoration and a feeling of superiority to everyone
ostentatious (adj)having to do with showing off; pretentious
presumptuous (adj)too forward or bold, oversteping proper bounds
pretentious (adj)claiming or pretending increased importance, affectedly grand
supercillious (adj)looking down on others, proud and scornful
swagger (verb)to walk around in a proud, showy manner, to boast in a loud manner


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