Vocabulary Words

September — 50 SAT words 

  1. abstract –  not concrete

adjective—an abstract concept

  1. aesthetic having to do with the appreciation of beauty

adjective –aesthetic gifts

  1. alleviate to ease a pain or a burden

verb—alleviate pain

  1. ambivalent simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain

adjective—ambivalent thoughts

  1. apathetic feeling or showing little emotion

adjective—apathetic feelings

  1. auspicious favorable; promising

adjective—auspicious events

  1. benevolent well-meaning; generous

adjective—benevolent gestures

  1. candor sincerity; openness

noun—speak with candor

  1. cogent convincing; reasonable

adjective—cogent reasons

10. comprehensive broad or complete in scope or content

adjective—comprehensive coverage

11. contemporary current, modern; from the same time

adjective—contemporary issues

12. conviction a fixed or strong belief

noun—strong conviction

13. diligent marked by painstaking effort; hard-working

adjective—diligent effort

14. dubious doubtful; of unlikely authenticity

adjective—I am dubious about the future

15. eclectic made up of a variety of sources or styles

adjective—eclectic taste

16. egregious conspicuously bad or offensive

adjective—egregious mistake

17. exculpate to free from guilt or blame

verb—we exculpate ourselves from disagreements

18. florid flowery or elaborate in style

adjective—florid style

19. gratuitous given freely; unearned; unwarranted

adjective—gratuitous rewards

20. hackneyed worn out through overuse; trite

adjective—hackneyed phrases

21. idealize to consider perfect

verb—try not to idealize your partner

22. impartial not in favor of one side or the other; unbiased

adjective—I remain impartial

23. imperious arrogantly domineering or overbearing

adjective—imperious mate

24. inherent inborn; built-in

adjective—inherent good looks

25. innovative introducing something new

adjective—innovative ideas

26. inveterate long established; deep-rooted; habitual

adjective—inveterate walker

27. laudatory giving praise

adjective—laudatory remarks

28. maverick one who resists adherence to a group

noun or adjective—he is a rebel and a maverick

29. mollify to calm or soothe

verb—she tries to mollify me with time-outs

30. novel strikingly new or unusual

adjective—novel entertainment

31. obdurate stubborn; inflexible

adjective—she called me an obdurate fool

32. objectivity judgment uninfluenced by emotion

noun—we exercise objectivity

33. obstinate stubbornly adhering to an opinion

adjective—he is an obstinate man

34. ornate elaborately decorated

adjective—ornate feathers

35. ostentatious describing a pretentious display

adjective—I refrain from being ostentatious

36. paramount of chief concern or importance

adjective—peace is paramount

37. penitent expressing remorse for one’s misdeeds

adjective—I was penitent

38. pervasive dispersed throughout

adjective—attractive hens are pervasive

39. plausible seemingly valid or acceptable; credible

adjective—happiness is plausible

40. profound having great depth or seriousness

adjective—a profound thought

41. prosaic unimaginative; dull; ordinary

adjective –prosaic departure

42. quandary a state of uncertainty or perplexity

noun—he is in a quandary

43. rancorous hateful; marked by deep-seated ill will

adjective—a rancorous argument

44. spurious not genuine; false; counterfeit

adjective—spurious accusations

45. stoic indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive

adjective —I am stoic

46. superfluous extra; unnecessary

adjective—superfluous hens

47. tenuous having little substance or strength; unsure; weak

adjective—tenuous relationship

48. timorous timid; fearful

adjective—I am timorous about tomorrow

49. transitory short-lived; temporary

adjective—transitory arguments

50. vindicated freed from blame

verb—he was vindicated

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Unit 2 Chapter 10 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

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autonomy recourse
bureaucratic reiterate
mandate tantamount
ostracize tenacious
raucous utopia

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Unit 2 Chapter 9 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

       Unit 2Chapter 9 Advancing Vocabulary Skills, Fourth Edition
bolster relegate
depreciate replete
indiscriminate sedentary
inquisitive tenet
nebulous terse

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Unit 2 Chapter 8 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

       Unit 2Chapter 8 Advancing Vocabulary Skills, Fourth Edition
attrition oblivious
circumvent reticent
cohesive robust
grievous sanction
inundate vociferous

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Unit 2 Chapter 7 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

       Unit 2Chapter 7 Advancing Vocabulary Skills, Fourth Edition
equivocate propensity
fortuitous reprehensible
impeccable sham
liaison solace
predisposed solicitous

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Unit 1 Chapter 6 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

       Unit 1Chapter 6 Advancing Vocabulary Skills, Fourth Edition
ante-, anti- extra-
chron, chrono- ject
-cide liber, liver
de- vit, viv
dorm voc, vok

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Unit 1 Chapter 5 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

       Unit 5 Chapter 30 Vocabulary Advancing Vocabulary Skills, Fourth Edition
charlatan hoist 
corroborate illicit 
disseminate irrevocable 
diverge precipitate 
dormant proliferation 

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Unit 1 Chapter 4 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 4
berate maudlin 
estrange regress 
euphoric relinquish 
impetuous ubiquitous 
infallible zenith 

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Unit 1 Chapter 3 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 3
ambiguous inane 
dissident juxtapose 
embellish lethargy 
fritter sporadic 
inadvertent subsidize 

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Unit 1 Chapter 2 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 2
collaborate rudimentary 
despondent scoff 
instigate squelch 
resilient venerate 
retrospect zealot 

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Unit 1 Chapter 1 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills

Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 1
detriment optimum 
dexterous ostentatious 
discretion scrupulous 
facetious sensory 
gregarious vicarious 

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Unit 5 Chapter 30

        Unit 5Chapter 30 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
aloof longevity
ambivalent magnitude
augment mundane
dispel obscure
explicit render

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Unit 5 Chapter 29

        Unit 5Chapter 29 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
avid mediate
dwindle muted
esteem nurture
evoke pacify
legacy transient

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Unit 5 Chapter 28

        Unit 5Chapter 28 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
constrict habitat
exhaustive pragmatic
fallible pretentious
formulate reconcile
genial vile

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Unit 5 Chapter 27

        Unit 5Chapter 27 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
cryptic inhibition
deficient ironic
depict rupture
detrimental saturate
implicit vindictive

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Unit 5 Chapter 26

        Unit 5Chapter 26 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
condone furtive
contemplate gape
feasible pathetic
feign precedent
fiscal punitive

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Unit 5 Chapter 25

        Unit 5Chapter 25 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
devoid jeopardize
implore sibling
infuriate smug
intimidate sneer
introvert vivacious

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Unit 4 Chapter 24

        Unit 4  Chapter 24 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
aster-, astro mis-
contra- omni-
-er, -or pop
-gamy rect
geo- the, theo-

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Unit 4 Chapter 23

Improving Vocabulary Skills Unit 4 Chapter 23
 bizarre  gist
 conducive   hamper
 falter   paradox
 flaunt   repertoire
 frenzy   viable

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Unit 4 Chapter 22

Improving Vocabulary Skills

commemorate

empathy

complacent

menial

consensus

niche

deplete

transcend

diligent

waive

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Unit 4 Chapter 21

Unit 4      Chapter 21 Improving Vocabulary SkillsThird Edition

credible

interim

cursory

latent

designate

secular

deviate

shun

improvise

simulate

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Unit 4, Chapter 20

Unit 4

Chapter 20

Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition

averse

endow

detract

expulsion

disdain

mortify

divulge

nullify

elation

ominous

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Unit 4, Chapter 19

Unit 4 Chapter 19 Improving Vocabulary Skills, Third Edition
benign glib
blasé haughty
comprise libel
condescend pseudonym
facade redundant

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