Part 7 Flashcards Preview

SAT Vocabulary > Part 7 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Part 7 Deck (44):
1

adversary

(AD-vuh-ser-ee)

n. opponent

2

advocate

(AD-vuh-kut)

n. a supporter; proponent

3

artisan

(AR-tuh-zun)

n. a person who is skillful with his or her hands

  • make art with hands

4

ascetic

(uh-SEH-tik)

n. person who refrains from indulging in earthy pleasures

5

charlatan

(SHAR-luh-tun)

n. a froud; a quack or imposter

6

7

hedonist

(HEE-fuh-nist)

n. a person who lives for pleasure

8

orator

(OR-uh-tur)

n. a skillful public speaker

9

pariah

(puh-RIE-uh)

n. a social outcast

10

raconteur

(ra-kahn-TUR)

n. a skillful storyteller

  • recount

11

skeptic

(SKEP-tik)

n. a person who doubts

12

virtuoso

(vur-choo-OH-so)

adj. n. a highly skilled performer, usually a musical performer

13

frivolous

(FRIH-vuh-lus)

adj. not having substance, a sense of importance, or seriousness; silly

14

incidental

(in-suh-DEN-tl)

adj. less important; minor

  • a small moment

15

inconsequential

(in-kahn-suh-KWEN-shul)

adj. irrelevant; of no significance; unimportant

  • no consequence

16

irrelevant

(ih-REH-luh-vunt)

adj. not relation to the matter at hand

  • not related

17

negilgible

(NEH-glih-juh-bul)

adj. able or likely to be ignored or bypassed dure to smallness or lack of importance

18

peripheral

(puh-RIH-fuh-rul)

adj. only marginally connected to what is truely important; minor

19

petty

(PEH-tee)

adj. minor or trivial; small on quantity

  • pettete

20

superficial

(soo-pur-FIH-shul)

adj. lacking in depth or importance; on the surface

21

trifling

(TRY-fling)

adj. lacking significance; unimportant

22

trivial

(TRIH-vee-ul)

adj. unimportant; ordinary

  • trial

23

astute

(uh-STOOT)

adj. sharp-minded; very clever

24

discerning

(dih-SUR-ning)

adj. able to judge people and situatuions clearly

  • distinguish

25

erudite

(ER-uh-dite)

adj. wise due to much reading and studying; scholarly

  • etude

26

incisive

(sin-SIE-siv)

adj. decisive, keen and directly to the point

  • straight into the matter

27

judicious

(joo-DIH-shus)

adj. showing wisdom in judging people and situations

  • judge

28

perspicacious

(pur-spuh-KAY-shus)

adj. using wise judgement; sharp-minded

  • judge from other people's perspective

29

prudent

(PROO-dnt)

adj. careful, cautious, and wise

30

sagacious

(suh-GAY-shus)

adj. wise

  • think "sage"

31

savvy

(SA-vee)

adj. smart; informed

32

shrewd

(SHROOD)

adj. insightful; clever

33

acrid

(A-curd)

adj. bitter, harsh

  • crude

34

arid

(A-rid)

adj. dry, lacking water

  • get rid of

35

aesthetic

(es-THEM-tik)

adj. having to do with artistic beauty

36

ascetic

(uh-SEH-tik)

n. a person who refrains from indulging in earthly pleasures

37

atheistic

(ay-thee-IS-tik)

adj. without a belief in any god

  • atheist

38

ambiguous

(am-BIH-gyuh-wus)

adj. hard to understand; unclear; open to more than one interpretation

  • big

39

ambivalent

(am-BIH-vuh-lunt)

adj. having conflicting feelings or opinions about something; unsure

  • bi- means both

40

coalesce

(koe-uh-LES)

vb. to have different opinions join together

  • co-

41

convalesce

(kahn-vuh-LES)

vb. to recover from an illness

  • valeo in latin means to be well

42

delusion

(dih-LOO-zhun)

n. a false opinion or belief

  • de- means not or false
  • false vision

43

allusion

(uh-LOO-zhun)

n. an indirect reference, often to a character or theme found in some work of literature

  • preposition a- in latin means away from
  • a vision from somewhere else

44

illusion

(ih-LOO-zhun)

n. something unreal that gives the appearance of being real

  • ill- means sick
  • you have illusions when you're real