SAT Vocab 2

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altruistic

unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous

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Antonyms for altruistic

belligerent, stingy, selfish

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Ambivalent

Having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course of action

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Antonyms for ambivalent

certain, firmly convinced

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Angular

Lean, sharp cornered, gaunt

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Antonym for angular

round

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Arrogant

overbearingly assuming, insolently proud

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Antonym for arrogant

meek, modest

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Aversion

Strong disinclination, disliking

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Antonym for aversion

inclination

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Discern

To differentiate between two or more things

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Antonyms for discern

to ignore, to be oblivious

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Disdain

Intense dislike, to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy

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Antonym for disdain

favor, admiration, to love

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Disparage

to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory

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Antonym for Disparage

to praise profusely

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Disparity

Inequality; the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree

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Antonym for disparity

Similarity

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Embellish

To decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation

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Synonyms for embellish

abbreviate

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Engender

To cause, to produce, to create

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Antonym for engender

discourage

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innocuos

harmless, producing no injury

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Antonym for innocuos

dangerous, injurious

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Insipid

boring and stupid

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Antonym for insipid

Spirited and animated, zestful

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lament

to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner

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Antonym for lament

to rejoice

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Laud

to praise, to extol

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Antonym for laud

to defame

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Obscure

difficult to see, vague

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Antonym for obscure

clear, apparent

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Ostentatious

Showy, pretentious

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Antonym for ostentatious

modest

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prodigal

wasteful, a person given to extravagance

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Antonym for prodigal

thrifty individual

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repudiate

to reject, to disown, to disavow

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Antonym for repudiate

to adopt

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Reticence

restraint in speech, reluctance to speak

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Antonym for reticence

candor

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Revere

to honor, to regard with respect

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Antonym for revere

to despise

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Serene

calm, placid

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Antonym for serene

agitated

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Subtle

delicate, elusive, not obvious

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Antonym for subtle

obvious, gross, blunt

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Prolific

abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity

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Antonym for prolific

barren, unfruitful

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Antonym for hypocrite

Sincere person

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Melancholy

depression of spirits

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Antonym for melancholy

happiness

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Antonym for Antithesis

duplicate, same

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Ascend

To move upward, to ride from a lower station

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Antonym for ascend

to descend, to go down

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Austere

Strict, stern; unadorned, ascetic

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Antonyms for austere

indulgent

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Autonomous

independent, self-contained

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Antonym for Autonomous

Dependent

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Taciturn

Quiet, not verbose

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Antonym for banal

fresh, unique, extraordinary

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Benign

not causing harm, of gentle disposition, beneficial

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Antonym for benign

malignant, harmful

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Capricious

Changing suddenly, fickle

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Antonym for capricious

stable

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Dawdle

To waste time, to spend time idly, to move in a lackadaisical manner

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Antonym for dawdle

to rush

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Defamation

Act of harming or ruining another reputation

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Antonym for defamation

adulation

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Esoteric

Understood only by a small group or a select few

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Antonym for esoteric

obvious

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Exacerbate

To aggravate, to irritate, to vex

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Antonym for exacerbate

to ameliorate, to soothe

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Extol

to praise, to glorify

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Antonym for extol

to defame

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Fastidious

reflecting a meticulous or demanding attitude, critical to an extreme

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Prolific

abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity

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Furtive

Secret in an underhanded way, stealthy

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Antonym for furtive

bold

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Gregarious

Sociable and outgoing

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Antonym for gregarious

shy; reserved

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Hypocrite

One who is insincere or deceitful

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Antithesis

a direct opposite, a contrast

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Innate

existing from birth, inborn

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Antonym for innate

learned

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Lethargic

sluggish, languid

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Antonym for lethargic

energetic

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Antonym for fastidious

not meticulous

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Antonym for superfluous

necessary

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Antonym for superfluous

necessary

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Taciturn

Quiet, not verbose

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Antonym for taciturn

loquacious, talkative

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Antithesis

a direct opposite, a contrast

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Reprove

to scold or to rebuke for a misdeed usually with kindly intent

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Antonym for reprove

to approve, to applaud

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Symmetry

balanced portions

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Antonyms for symmetry

lack of balance

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Tranquil

peaceful, calm

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Antonym for tranquil

agitated

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Venerate

To honor, to revere

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