SAT Week 5 Vocabulary

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wizened (adj.)

wrinkled from aging

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corrode (v.)

to eat into; destroy gradually, as by a chemical process

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florid (adj.)

flushed with rosy color; overdecorated

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enervate (v.)

to weaken

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rash (adj.)

showing boldness or haste without judgment

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dogma (n.)

a specific set of ideas or beliefs, especially religious or asserted to be absolutely true

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germane (adj.)

fitting and appropriate

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tinge (n.)

a faint coloring; a trace amount

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addendum (n.)

a supplement; something added at end of book or document

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auspicious (adj.)

showing signs of a favorable outcome; marked by favorable circumstances

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epicure (n.)

one with refined tastes, especially in food and wine

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quintessence (n.)

a pure substance or essence of something

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placebo (n.)

a substance, often presented as a medicine, that has an effect because of a patient’s expectations rather than because of an active ingredient

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14

blanch (v.)

to turn pale

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exhaustive (adj.)

thorough

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ascribe (v.)

to attribute to a specific source

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hazard (n.)

a risk of being harmed; something that presents such a risk

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ruminate (v.)

to ponder at length

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demagogue (n.)

a leader who obtains power by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the people

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burgeon (v.)

to sprout or grow rapidly

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lank (adj.)

long and slender; lean

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revert (v.)

to return to a former condition

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repudiate (v.)

to reject as invalid or untrue

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nomad (n.)

one who has no permanent home

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contempt (n.)

a feeling that something is low or disgusting

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dubious (adj.)

causing doubt; questionable

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berate (v.)

to scold severely and at length

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verbose (adj.)

wordy

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abash (v.)

to embarrass

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incontrovertible (adj.)

impossible to dispute

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prudent (adj.)

marked by careful planning

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imminent (adj.)

impending; threatening; likely to happen

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loquacious (adj.)

very talkatibe

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brittle (adj.)

rigid; likely to break

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aptitude (n.)

an inherent capacity for learning, understanding, or performing

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mishap (n.)

an unlucky or unfortunate accident

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omnibus (adj.)

including or dealing with many items at once

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omnibus (n.)

a volume or reprinted works of a single author or of reprinted works on a single theme

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stipend (n.)

a fixed and regular payment

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recapitulate (v.)

to summarize; to paraphrase

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conviction (n.)

a strong belief or opinion

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paradox (n.)

a statement or situation that appears contradictory

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prognosticate (v.)

to predict

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preclude (v.)

to make impossible; to prevent the occurrence of

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rampant (adj.)

unrestrained

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nemesis (n.)

one who inflicts justified or great punishment; a source of harm or ruin

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tautology (n.)

needless repetition of an idea in different words (for example, “widow woman”); a statement that is logically true no matter what (for example, the committee’s term shall last one year or until it ends)

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paragon (n.)

an example of perfection

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stringent (adj.)

imposing strict standards of performance; constricted

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livid (adj.)

extremely angry; discolored, as from a bruise; pale, ashen

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enmity (n.)

the bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies

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insolent (adj.)

boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent

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arrogant (adj.)

having more pride and self-importance than is proper

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slipshod (adj.)

marked by carelessness or casual attention to detail; sloppy

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voracious (adj.)

devouring; extremely hungry

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embark (v.)

to set off on a long trip

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found (v.)

to establish; to set up on a firm basis

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parry (v.)

to deflect an attack

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purse (v.)

to contract into wrinkles of folds; to pucker

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convoke (v.)

to call together in a meeting

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lurch (v.)

to sway or tip abruptly to one side; to stagger

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vim (n.)

energy; enthusiasm

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pristine (adj.)

remaining in a pure state

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anathema (n.)

someone or something that is hated

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tortuous (adj.)

winding, twisted

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clamor (n.)

a loud and continuous noise

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frivolous (adj.)

of little importance

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perfunctory (adj.)

done without care or interest or merely as a form or routine

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buttress (adj.)

to prop up or support

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faculty (n.)

a natural ability to do something

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malodorous (adj.)

smelling very bad

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elaborate (adj.)

detailed; carefully thorough

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elaborate (v.)

to develop with care or at greater length

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turgid (adj.)

excessively ornate or complex in style; swollen, as from fluid

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modest (adj.)

limited in amount, extent, etc.

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ascertain (v.)

to discover with certainty, as through examination

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rescind (v.)

to take back or cancel

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prodigious (adj.)

wonderful; amazing; very big

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saccharine (adj.)

overly or sickeningly sweet

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wary (adj.)

cautious; on guard

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umbrage (n.)

offense or resentment (used with “take”)

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segregate (v.)

to separate into groups or parts

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august (adj.)

inspiring awe or admiration, especially because of high rank or character

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discreet (adj.)

careful about what one says or does; circumspect; done, said, or placed so as to attract little notice

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85

intimate (v.)

to make known subtly; to hint

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86

rouse (v.)

to wake or provoke

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morsel (n.)

a small piece, especially of food

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cacophony (n.)

a harsh, jarring sound

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89

disinterested (adj.)

free from bias

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90

girth (n.)

the distance around something; circumference

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91

skew (v.)

to place at an angle; to cause bias in or distort

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skew (adj.)

asymmetric; distorted or biased

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toxic (adj.)

poisonous; dangerous

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verity (n.)

a widely-accepted truth

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incoherent (adj.)

not sticking together; not logically connected

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impetus (n.)

an impelling or originating force

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97

increment (n.)

an increase in quantity

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98

increment (v.)

to increase

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dismay (v.)

to destroy courage or resolution; to cause to los enthusiasm, to disillusion

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assimilate (v.)

to take in as one’s own; to absorb; to adapt or adjust to the customs, etc. of a group

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