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Brooke's SAT Vocab I Game

Matching game to help high school students prepare for the verbal section of the SAT.

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dubiousquestionable, doubtful
esoterichard to understand, known to only a chosen few
ineptlacking skill, unsuited
innocuousharmless
languishto lose strength
precociousadvanced in development
profaneto violate, treat unworthily
undermineto weaken
volatilechangeable, explosive, evaportating rapidly
bequeathto leave to someone by a will, hand down
edifyto instruct, correct morally
nefariousvery wicked
sycophantservile flatterer
soporificsleep-causing
munificentvery generous
abateto decrease, lessen, subside
anomalyirregularity
succinctbrief, terse, compact
spurnto reject, scorn
razedestroy completely
prudentcautious, careful
paucityscarcity
laconicbrief and to the point
inundateto overwhelm, flood, submerge
ignominydeep disgrace, shame or dishonor
furtivesneaky
exacerbateto worsen, embitter
contentiousquarrelsome
audaciousdaring, bold
antiquatedold-fashioned
altruisticunselfishly generous, concerned for others
parsimoniousstingy
resilientquick to recover, bounce back
perfidiousfaithless, disloyal
fetidsmelly
languidweak, lacking energy
sedulousdone with care and diligence
mendicantbeggar
perniciousvery destructive, deadly
incessantgoing on without interruption, continuous
garrulousextremely talkative
obsequiousunusually servile
prevaricateto lie or stray from the truth
sedulousdone with care and diligence, particular
wanpale in appearance or sickly
zephyrgentle breeze from the west
rancorousbitter, hateful
pretentiouspretending to be important
corpulentfat
tiradelong, vehement speech
abstemioussparing in eating and drinking
conflagrationa great fire
extolto praise or glorify
comelyattractive, agreeable
insularitynarrow-mindedness, isolation
listlesslacking in spirit or energy
monolithicsolidly uniform
loathreluctant
miserlystingy, mean
mollifyto soothe
negateto cancel out, deny, nullify
placateto pacify
panto criticize harshly
pithyconcise, meaningful
quandrya dilemma
scantymeager, insufficient
aggregatetotal or combined amount of
ameliorateto make better or improve
arablefit for growing crops
irreproachablefaultless, blameless
bleakcold, cheerless
elucidateto explain or enlighten
quiescentat rest, dormant, inactive
stoliddull, impassive
abetto encourage or instigate a bad act
aplombabsolute cool, complete poise,self-confidence
astutewise or shrewd
candidopen or honest
capriciousfickle, unsteady
culpableguilty
delineateto portray or depict
dearthscarcity
diaphanoussheer, transparent
egregiousnotorious, conspicuously bad or wicked
dissidentrebellious
fallaciousfalse, misleading
irascibleeasily angered
hirsutenoticeably hairy
diffusewordy, rambling
tritecommonplace
equivocalmisleading, unclear
surrepititioussecretive
superciliousexcessivley proud
prodigalwasteful, reckless with money
discerningmentally quick, observant
usurylending money at very high interest rates
truculenceaggressiveness, ferocity
incredulitybeing skeptical
precariousuncertain, risky
negligibleunimportant
circumspectcautious, prudent
incipientbeginning to appear or exist
salubrioushealthful
olfactoryconcerning the sense of smell
exhortto urge or encourage
glibfluent, slick
intrinsicbuilt-in, inherent
enervationweakness
indigencepoverty
eradicateto get rid off completely
cloistera place of seclusion such as a monastery or convent
prescienthaving knowledge beforehand, foresight
fatuousfollish, inane
conscientiouscareful, scrupulous, principled
incoherentillogical, unable to speak clearly
scrutinizeto examine closely and critically
garishover-bright in color, gaudy
stringentimposing strict standards, severe
speciousseeming true, but actually false or misleading
sporadicoccuring irregularly
peevishill-tempered, discontented
urbaneelegant, refined, suave
convivialsociable, festive
imperiousdomineering, haughty
venalcapable or being bribed
venialforgivable, trivial
copiousplentiful, prolific
unassailablenot subject to question
overtout in the open
didacticinstructional, teaching
untenableindefensible
acrimoniousbitter words or manner
discursiverambling, digressing
abstruseprofound, obscure, difficult to understand
reprisalretaliation
rebuketo scold harshly, criticize severely
chastitypurity
bevya large group, especially of birds
tallowmaterial that candles and soap are made of
opiatemedicine to deaden pain or induce sleep
celerityspeed
dilatorydelaying
derelictabandoned, negligent


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