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SAT Vocab (2/25)

SAT Vocab (2/25)

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This course contains the most important words needed for SAT excellence.

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  • affront (n.)

    an insult<p>"Bernardo was very touchy and took any slight as an affront to his honor."</p>

  • tortuous (adj.)

    winding<p>"The scary thing about driving in mountainous areas are the narrow, tortuous roads."</p>

  • elude (v.)

    to evade, escape<p>"Despite an intense search, the robber continues to elude the police."</p>

  • bereft (adj.)

    devoid of, without<p>"His family was bereft of food and shelter following the tornado."</p>

  • rife (adj.)

    abundant<p>"Surprisingly, the famous novelist's writing was rife with spelling errors."</p>

  • proscribe (v.)

    to condemn, outlaw<p>"The town council voted to proscribe the sale of alcohol on weekends."</p>

  • bombastic (adj.)

    excessively confident, pompous<p>"The singer's bombastic performance disgusted the crowd."</p>

  • umbrage (n.)

    resentment, offense<p>"He called me a lily-livered coward, and I took umbrage at the insult."</p>

  • vex (v.)

    to confuse or annoy<p>"My little brother vexes me by poking me in the ribs for hours on end."</p>

  • putrid (adj.)

    rotten, foul<p>"Those rotten eggs smell putrid."</p>

  • relish (v.)

    to enjoy<p>"Pete always relished his bedtime snack."</p>

  • approbation (n.)

    praise<p>"The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation."</p>

  • effulgent (adj.)

    radiant, splendorous<p>"The golden palace was effulgent."</p>

  • consonant (adj.)

    in harmony<p>"The singers' consonant voices were beautiful."</p>

  • emollient (adj.)

    soothing<p>"This emollient cream makes my skin very smooth."</p>

  • covet (v.)

    to desire enviously<p>"I coveted Moses's house, wife, and car."</p>

  • assuage (v.)

    to ease, pacify<p>"The mother held the baby to assuage its fears."</p>

  • assess (v.)

    to evaluate<p>"A crew arrived to assess the damage after the crash."</p>

  • abate (v.)

    to reduce, lessen<p>"The rain poured down for a while, then abated."</p>

  • enfranchise (v.)

    to grant the vote to<p>"The Nineteenth Amendment enfranchised women."</p>

  • cordial (adj.)

    warm, affectionate<p>"His cordial greeting melted my anger at once."</p>

  • distend (v.)

    to swell out<p>"Years of drinking beer caused his stomach to distend."</p>

  • assail (v.)

    to attack<p>"At dawn, the war planes assailed the boats in the harbor."</p>

  • congeal (v.)

    to thicken into a solid<p>"The sauce had congealed into a thick paste."</p>

  • connive (v.)

    to plot, scheme<p>"She connived to get me to give up my vacation plans."</p>

  • sedentary (adj.)

    sitting, settled<p>"The sedentary cat did little but loll in the sun."</p>

  • reprobate (adj.)

    evil, unprincipled<p>"The reprobate criminal sat sneering in the cell."</p>

  • replete (adj.)

    full, abundant<p>"The unedited version was replete with naughty words."</p>

  • exasperate (v.)

    to irritate, irk<p>"George's endless complaints exasperated his roommate."</p>

  • exorbitant (adj.)

    excessive<p>"Her exorbitant praise made me blush and squirm in my seat."</p>

  • conundrum (n.)

    puzzle, problem<p>"Interpreting Jane's behavior was a constant conundrum."</p>

  • atypical (adj.)

    not typical, unusual<p>"Screaming and crying is atypical of adult behavior"</p>

  • insipid (adj.)

    dull, boring<p>"The play was so insipid, I fell asleep halfway through."</p>

  • bane (n.)

    a burden<p>"Advanced physics is the bane of many students' academic lives."</p>

  • credulity (n.)

    readiness to believe<p>"His credulity made him an easy target for con men."</p>

  • contusion (n.)

    bruise, injury<p>"The contusions on his face suggested he'd been in a fight."</p>

  • perplex (v.)

    to confuse<p>"Brad was perplexed by his girlfriend's suddenly distant manner."</p>