SAT Vocab Year B 1-11

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lummox

clumsy person

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sanction

give approval to

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amiable

friendly

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cartographer

person who makes maps

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despondent

having no hope; miserable

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trivial

unimportant

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lucid

clear

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exhaustive

complete and thorough

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ludicrous

ridiculous; silly

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truncate

cut short

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capitulate

surrender

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preclude

prevent or make impossible

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tumult

uproar; noise

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desist

stop; discontinue; cease

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impromptu

unrehearsed; spontaneous

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deplore

regret

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exculpate

to free someone from blame

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precarious

unstable; risky

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trepidation

fear

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callow

immature

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precedent

a previous occurrence used as a guide

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ambiguity

uncertainty; vagueness

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opulent

wealthy; rich; magnificent

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trite

unoriginal;dull

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ambiguous

unclear in meaning; interpreted in different ways

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ruse

trick

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transgress

go astray; disobey; commit a sin

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cacophony

discordant loud noises

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denounce

condemn; speak out against

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aloof

distant; detached; cold

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cajole

coax

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deplete

use up; lessen

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livid

very angry

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traverse

to move across

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altruism

putting others first

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olfactory

concerned with the sense of smell

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rotund

round

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ominous

threatening

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potent

powerful; compelling; strong

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transcribe

copy

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allay

to lessen

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demur

hesitate; refuse

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exacerbate

to make worse

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ignominious

shameful

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omnipotent

all-powerful

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surly

grumpy; rude

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gregarious

extroverted, sociable, outgoing

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recuperate

get better after an illness

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jaunt

short trip; outing

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emaciated

very thin; withered

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lethargic

tired; without energy

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ogle

stare at; observe in an obvious manner

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postulate

hypothesize; propose

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robust

strong; healthy; tough

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tractable

obedient; dutiful; polite

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