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Volume i 200_word_definitions


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Volume i 200_word_definitions

  1. 1. under control SUBLIME (adj.): supreme, perfect V VOCABULARY BOOSTER SUCCINCT (adj.): concise, terse, VICARIOUS (adj.): experienced in an For success on the SAT®, in school, or at work pithy indirect or second-hand way VIRTUOSO (n.): a skilled expert SUPERFICIAL (adj.): on the surface, YOU’RE, LIKE, I LOVE IT WHEN lacking depth W SO TOTALLY MAGNANIMOUS AND YOU SAY THAT... T WILY (adj.): tricky, clever, cunning ALTRUISTIC! TANGIBLE (adj.): able to be touched, solid Z TERSE (adj.): short, to the point, ZEAL (n.): enthusiasm, zest succinct ZENITH (n.): highest point, peak TRANSIENT (adj.): fleeting, transitory TREPIDATION (n.): fear U Produced by Gene McKenna, Director of Ace In-Home Tutoring UNRULY (adj.): disobedient
  2. 2. ADROIT (adj.): skillful, adept unnecessary RUSTIC (adj.): of or pertaining to the A ADULATION (n.): praise, respect, REFUTE (v.): to dispute, argue countryside admiration ABASH (v.): to make embarrassed or ashamed AESTHETIC (adj.): pertaining to a sense of beauty REGAL (adj.): royal REITERATE (v.): to repeat S SAGACIOUS (adj.): sage-like, wise ABORIGINAL (adj.): original AFFABLE (adj.): friendly, personable, REMINISCE (v.): to think over and easy to get along with discuss the past SACRILEGIOUS (adj.): unholy, ABRIDGE (v.): to shorten something, profane especially a literary or artistic work AGRARIAN (adj.): having to do with RENOWN (n.): fame agriculture SACROSCANCT (adj.): sacred, holy ABSTAIN (v.): to hold back from, refuse to participate in, refrain from REQUISITE (adj.): required ALOOF (adj.): shy, reserved, SCRUPULOUS (adj.): attentive to removed, tending to remain apart RESPLENDENT (adj.): glorious, details, honest in dealings, ACRIMONIOUS (adj.): bitter, conscientious vengeful radiant, beautiful ALTRUISTIC (adj.): unselfish, generous, concerned about the well- RETICENT (adj.): quiet SERVILE (adj.): like a servant; ACRID (adj.): bitter, pungent submissive being of others ACUTE (adj.): sharp, perceptive RETRIBUTION (n.): revenge, AMEND (v.): to change, revise, fix punishment SKEPTICAL (adj.): tending to doubt ADEPT (adj.): skillful SPORADIC (adj.): occurring at AMIABLE (adj.): friendly, personable RETROACTIVE (adj.): active to a point in the past irregular intervals ADHERE (v.): to stick to STOIC (adj.): impassive, unmoved by ALLURE (n.): pull, attraction REVERE (v.): to respect, admire extremes of emotion ADORN (v.): to decorate AMASS (v.): to gather, accumulate RUE (v.): to regret SUBJUGATE (v.): to dominate, put
  3. 3. PLAUSIBLE (adj.) believable sage; prognosticator AMBIDEXTROUS (adj.): able to use ARDUOUS (adj.): both hands equally well hard, difficult, exhausting PRAGMATIC (adj.): practical, sensible PRECARIOUS (adj.): difficult, unsafe, Q AMPLE (adj.): sufficient, enough or more than enough ASCERTAIN (v.): to uncover and verify, to make certain potentially troublesome QUANDARY (n.): a state of ANARCHY (n.): breakdown or lack of uncertainty or perplexity; dilemma rule or government, chaos ASCETIC (adj.): PRETENTIOUS (adj.): acting in a self-denying, devoted to simple and superior or conceited manner QUINTESSENTIAL (adj.): having the ANATHEMA (n.): a curse, something austere living pure essence of something hated PRISTINE (adj.): beautiful, unspoiled PROLIFERATION (n.): abundance QUIXOTIC (adj.) pertaining to Don Quixote; idealistic in a doomed and impractical way ANNUL (v.): to make null and void ANOINT (v.): to officially approve, B PROPHETIC (adj.) of or pertaining consecrate BOORISH (adj.): offensive, rude to a prophet; able to foresee the future R ANTAGONIST (n.): a person with determined opposition or hatred BRAZEN (adj.): brash, extremely bold BREVITY (n.): shortness, the quality PROPONENT (n.): a supporter, RAZE (v.): knock down, destroy, level toward someone someone in favor of something of being brief REBUTTAL (n.): a formal response in ANTIQUATED (adj.): old-fashioned, PROPRIETY (n.): moral correctness antique-like BUCOLIC (adj.): of or pertaining to an argument or debate the countryside, pastoral PROSAIC (adj.): dull, unimaginative RECLUSE (n.): a person who shuns APPEASE (v.): to soothe, calm, put at ease BUREAUCRACY (n.): a large society, a hermit institution with many complex PROWESS (n.): skill, strength APPRISE (v.): to notify, inform regulations REDUNDANT (adj.): extra, PUNDIT (n.): learned person, scholar,
  4. 4. friendly C CONSECRATE (v.): to make sacred O P CANDOR (n.): honesty, straight talk CONTRITE (adj.): apologetic, OBLIVIOUS (adj.): unaware PALPABLE (adj.): able to be touched, begging forgiveness tangible CARDINAL (adj.): main, most OBSOLETE (adj.): out of date, no important COSMOPOLITAN (adj.): worldly, longer useful, PARAGON (n.): model of perfection having wide interests CELIBATE (adj.): remaining pure, OMNIPOTENT (adj.): all-powerful PASTORAL (adj.): of the countryside; refraining from sexual intercourse COUP (n.): personal victory acquired pertaining to a pastor in a single stroke, major OMNISCIENT (adj.): all-knowing CHAGRIN (n.): shame, accomplishment PATHOLOGICAL (adj.): pertaining embarrassment OMNIVOROUS (adj.): eating all to disease CULPABLE (adj.):guilty CHASTE (adj.):pure ORNATE (adj.): highly decorative PERSPICACIOUS (adj.): having insight, astute CLANDESTINE (adj.): secretive, hidden D ORTHODOX (adj.): traditional, conservative PERTINENT (adj.): apt, suitable, related to the point at hand COMPRISE (v.): to consist of, include DELETERIOUS (adj.): harmful OSTENTATIOUS (adj.): showy PINNACLE (n.): highest point CONDESCEND (v.): to lower oneself; DESPONDENT (adj.): downhearted, OSTRACIZE (v.): to shun, cut out to patronize dejected from the group PIOUS (adj.): holy, venerable CONFIDANT (n.): person with DIRGE (n.) music for funeral procession OVERT (adj.): open PITHY (adj.): short, concise, to the whom one can share a secret DISCLOSE (v.): to open, admit, reveal point PLACATE (v.): to calm, soothe, CONGENIAL (adj.): pleasant, DISSIDENT (n.): one who opposes pacify
  5. 5. MISANTHROPE (n.): one who hates DISTRAUGHT (adj.): overcome by high standing L people, or humanity, in general grief or despair EMPATHY (n.): ability to identify MORBID (adj.): pertaining to death DOGMATIC (adj.): tending to hold with the feelings of another LUCID (adj.): clear very tightly to a belief or opinion MUNDANE (adj.): dull, boring, ENIGMA (n.) a puzzle, mystery LUDICROUS (adj.): laughable commonplace, extremely ordinary E ENMITY (n.): mutual hatred, intense M MUSE (v. / n.): to ponder; inspiration EBB (v.): to lessen, recede dislike ENTAIL (v.): to require MAGNANIMOUS (adj.): great in spirit, extremely generous N ECLECTIC (adj.):diverse and wide- ranging in taste or choice EPITOME (n.): perfect example or embodiment NARCISSIST (n.): one who is MAGNATE (n.): person of power or extremely self-centered and “in love ECCENTRIC (adj.): odd, unusual, influence ERRATIC (adj.): unpredictable, varied with oneself” strange (as applied to personal behavior) ERRONEOUS (adj.): incorrect, MALEVOLENT (adj.): evil NEMESIS (n.): enemy, foe mistaken ELEGY (n.): poem or song MELANCHOLY (adj. / n.): sad, NOTORIETY (n.): being famous for a expressing grief depressed; sadness, depression ESOTERIC (adj.): hard to bad reason, infamous, notorious understand, known only to a select EMBARGO (n.): ban on commerce or few MERCENARY (adj.): pertaining to NUANCE (n.): subtle or slight trade acquiring money and financial gain difference or variation EULOGY (n.): words of praise, often EMBELLISH (v.): to decorate, make given at a funeral MERCURIAL (adj.): rapidly shifting, more attractive whimsical EXACERBATE (v.): to make worse EMINENT (adj.): well-known, having
  6. 6. EXPUNGE (v.): to remove, cancel FRUGAL (adj.): interested in INSIPID (adj.): dull, boring, lifeless EXTRICATE (v.): to remove, conserving money, thrifty, economical I INSURGENT (n. / adj.): rebel / especially from a difficult position rebellious IMPECCABLE (adj.): faultless, perfect F G IMPERIOUS (adj.): arrogant, haughty INSURRECTION (n.): rebellion, uprising GARISH (adj.): excessively bright, INTEGRAL (adj.): essential, FAÇADE (n.): face, superficial gaudy IMPLICIT (adj.): implied necessary appearance (often false) GENIAL (adj.): cheerful, friendly, IMPUDENCE (n.): rudeness, INTROSPECTIVE (adj.): looking FALLACIOUS (adj.): false, misleading kind brashness, impertinence inward FALLIBLE (adj.): open to error IMPUNITY (n.): freedom from FASTIDIOUS (adj.): paying close attention to details H punishment INANE (adj.): stupid, pointless, J HACKNEYED (adj.): overused, absurd JADED (adj.): world-weary, suffering FATALIST (n.): one who believes unoriginal, trite from a surfeit of luxury, filled with that life is largely predetermined and INDIGENT (adj.): poor ennui shaped by fate HARBINGER (n.): a forerunner INNATE (adj.): natural, inborn JUDICIOUS (adj.): wise, marked by FEIGN (v.): to fake, pretend HEDONIST (n.): a person who good judgment FRACTIOUS (adj.): tending to pursues pleasure, often to excess INDOLENT (adj.): lazy misbehave, rowdy, unruly INFAMOUS (adj.): famous for bad FRENETIC (adj.): marked by frenzy deeds, notorious