SAT word list 17-18

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engaging

ADJ. charming; attractive.

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engender

V. cause; produce.

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engross

V. occupy fully.

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enhance

V. increase; improve.

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enigma

N. puzzle; mystery.

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enmity

N. ill will; hatred.

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enormity

N. hugeness (in a bad sense).

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ensemble

N. group of (supporting) players; organic unity; costume.

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entail

V. require; necessitate; involve.

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enterprising

ADJ. full of initiative.

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entitlement

N. right to claim something; right to benefits.

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entity

N. real being.

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entrepreneur

N. businessman; contractor.

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enumerate

V. Iist; mention one by one.

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enunciate

V. speak distinctly.

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ephemeral

ADJ. short-lived; fleeting.

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epic

N. Iong, heroic poem, or similar work of art.

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episodic

ADJ. loosely connected; divided into incidents.

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epitome

N. perfect example or embodiment.

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equanimity

N. calmness of temperament; composure.

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equilibrium

N. balance.

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equitable

ADJ. fair; impartial.

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equity

N. fairness; justice.

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equivocal

ADJ. ambiguous; intentionally misleading.

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equivocate

V. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth.

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erode

V. eat away.

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erratic

ADJ. odd; unpredictable.

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erroneous

ADJ. mistaken; wrong.

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erudite

ADJ. learned; scholarly.

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esoteric

ADJ. hard to understand; known only to the chosen few.

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espouse

V. adopt; support.

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esteem

V. respect; value.

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estranged

ADJ. separated; alienated.

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ethnic

ADJ. relating to races.

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ethos

N. underlying character of a culture, group, etc.

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etymology

N. study of word parts.

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euphoria

N. feeling of great happiness and well-being (sometimes exaggerated).

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evanescent

ADJ. fleeting; vanishing.

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evasive

ADJ. not frank; eluding.

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evenhanded

ADJ. impartial; fair.

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evocative

ADJ. tending to call up (emotions, memories).

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exacerbate

V. worsen; embitter.

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exacting

ADJ. extremely demanding.

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exasperate

V. vex.

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exceptionable

ADJ. objectionable.

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excerpt

N. selected passage (written or musical).

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excise

V. cut away; cut out.

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exclaim

V. cry out suddenly.

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exculpate

V. clear from blame.

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execrable

ADJ. very bad.

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execute

V. (1) put into effect; (2) carry out; (3) put to death (someone condemned by law).

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exegesis

N. explanation; interpretation, especially of a biblical text.

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exemplary

ADJ. serving as a model; outstanding.

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exemplify

V. serve as an example of; embody.

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exempt

ADJ. not subject to a duty, obligation.

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exertion

N. effort; expenditure of much physical work.

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exhaustive

ADJ. thorough; comprehensive.

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exhilarating

ADJ. invigorating and refreshing; cheering.

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exhort

V. urge.

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exigency

N. urgent situation.

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exodus

N. departure.

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exonerate

V. acquit; exculpate.

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exorbitant

ADJ. excessive.

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exotic

ADJ. not native; strange.

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expansive

ADJ. (1) outgoing and sociable; (2) broad and extensive; able to increase in size.

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expatriate

N. exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land.

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expedient

ADJ. suitable; practical; politic.

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expedite

V. hasten.

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expenditure

N. (1) payment or expense; (2) output.

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expertise

N. specialized knowledge; expert skill.

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explicate

V. explain; interpret; clarify.

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explicit

ADJ. totally clear; definite; outspoken.

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exploit

N. deed or action, particularly a brave deed.

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exploit

V. make use of, sometimes unjustly.

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expository

ADJ. explanatory; serving to explain.

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exposure

N. (1) risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; (2) unmasking; act of laying something open.

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expropriate

V. take possession of.

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expurgate

V. clean; remove offensive parts of a book.

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extant

ADJ. still in existence.

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extent

N. degree; magnitude; scope.

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extenuate

V. weaken; mitigate.

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extol

V. praise; glorify.

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extraneous

ADJ. not essential; superfluous.

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extrapolation

N. projection; conjecture.

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extricate

V. free; disentangle.

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extrinsic

ADJ. external; not essential; extraneous.

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extrovert

N. person interested mostly in external objects and actions.

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exuberance

N. overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness.

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exult

V. rejoice.

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fabricate

V. (1) manufacture or build; (2) make up to mislead or deceive.

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facade

N. (1) front (of building); (2) superficial or false appearance.

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facile

ADJ. ready or fluent; superficial.

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facilitate

V. help bring about; make less difficult.

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facility

N. (1) natural ability to do something with ease; (2) ease in performing; (3) something (building, equipment) set up to perform a function.

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facsimile

N. copy.

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faction

N. party; clique; dissension.

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faculty

N. (1) inherent mental or physical power; (2) teaching staff.

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fallacious

ADJ. false; misleading.

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fallible

ADJ. Iiable to err.

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falter

V. hesitate.

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