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SAT VOCAB

AB
abstinenceact of refraining from
adulationhigh praise
adversitymisfortune
aestheticpertaining to beauty
amicableagreeable
anachronisticout-of-date
anecdoteshort account of event
anonymousnameless
antagonistopponent
aridextremely dry
assiduoushard-working
asylumsanctuary
benevolentfriendly, helpful
camaraderietrust among friends
censureto criticize harshly
circuitousindirect, roundabout
clairvoyantable to see the future
collaborateto work together
compassionsympathy, mercy
compromiseto settle differences
condescendingpatronizing
conditionalprovisional, contingent
conformistfollower of customs
congregationcrowd of people
convergencejoining of parts
deleteriousharmful
demagoguerabble-rousing leader
digressionstraying from main point
diligenthard-working
discreditdishonor, disgrace
disdainto regard with scorn
divergentvariant, moving apart
empathysharing of feelings
emulatefollow an example
enervatingtiring, weakening
enhanceimprove, augment
ephemeralmomentary, fleeting
evanescentshort-lived, as an image
exasperationirritation, frustration
exemplaryoutstanding
extenuatingguilt diminishing
floridflushed, ornate
fortuitouslucky
frugalthrifty
hackneyedoverused, cliched
haughtyarrogant, condescending
hedonistpleasure seeker
hypothesistheory requiring proof
impetuousrash, impulsive
imputeto attribute to someone
incompatibleunable to work together
inconsequentialtrivial
inevitableunavoidable, certain
integrityhonesty, decency
intrepidfearless, adventurous
intuitiveinstinctive, untaught
jubilationjoy, exultation
lobbyistpersuader of legislators
longevitylong life
mundaneordinary, common
nonchalantcalm, casual
novicebeginner
opulentwealthy
oratorspeaker
ostentatiousdisplaying wealth
parcheddried up
perfidiousdisloyal
precocioustalented beyond one's age
pretentiouspompous, self-important
avaricegreed
artisanone who is skilled in a craft
procrastinateunnecessary delay
prosaicdull, commonplace
prosperitywealth or success
pecunioushaving to do with money
perfidiousdisloyal
mendaciouslying
pragmaticpractical
provocativedeliberately aimed at exciting or annoying
prudentcareful, cautious
querulouscomplaining, irritable
rancorousbitter, hateful
reclusivepreferring to live in isolation
reconciliationcoming to a term of agreement after a disagreement
resolutedetermined
reverencegreat respect, worship
sagacitywisdom
scrutinizeobserve closeley
spontaneityimpulsive action
spuriousfalse
superficialshallow, lacking in depth
surreptitiousin a secret manner
superfluousmore than enough
tenaciousdetermined; not willing to let go
transienttemporary, short-lived
venerablerespected because of age
vilifyspeak of as a villain
vindicateclear from blame or suspiction
warycareful, cautious


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