SAT Vocabs #751-800 Flashcards Preview

SAT Vocabs Pt. 1 > SAT Vocabs #751-800 > Flashcards

Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #751-800 Deck (50)
1

contingent

dependent on conditions or circumstances; conditional; possible

2

beleaguered

harassed; beseiged

3

regal

kingly

4

radical

favoring fundamental or extreme change; relating to roots or origins

5

errant

wandering outside of established limits; straying

6

chagrin

feeling of embarrassment because of failure or disappointment

7

contentious

always ready to argue; quarrelsome

8

patriarch

a man who rules a family clan; a very respected old man

9

umbrage

offense or resentment (used with "take")

10

paradigm

an example; a model

11

lethargic

dull; sluggish; moving slowly

12

dissent

to disagree

13

inherent

included as an essential part; intrinsic

14

frail

easily broken; delicate

15

intransigent

refusing to compromise or agree

16

laughingstock

a person or thing that is the object of laughter

17

fulminate

to issue a strong verbal attack

18

juncture

a point of time; a concurrence of events

19

recruit

to restore or renew the health or vitality of

20

ravage

to cause great destruction to

21

hectic

characterized by intense activity

22

appraise

to officially estimate the worth of

23

deride

to ridicule

24

exuberant

lively, happy, and full of good spirits

25

guise

external appearance, esp. a false one

26

juxtapose

to put side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast

27

throng

crowd; a number of people gathered together

28

wake

track of turbulence left by something moving through water (or figuratively, anything that has passed)

29

ramification

a development or consequence resulting from a course of action

30

articulate

able to express oneself clearly and effectively

31

destitution

the lack of any means of subsistence

32

propriety

good manners; proper behavior

33

implausible

difficult to believe

34

conjecture

an inference or conclusion based on incomplete evidence

35

sublime

of high spiritual or moral worth

36

composure

a calm state of mind, esp. as the result of self-control

37

sediment

a residue that settles in the bottom of something

38

felon

one who has committed a serious crime

39

incipient

beginning to appear or be noticed

40

excavate

to expose to view by digging out

41

endemic

native to a particular country

42

exalt

to raise in status or character; to increase the effect or intensity of

43

imperative

urgently necessary; impossible to deter or evade

44

incognito

in disguise

45

maintain

to provide support; to declare to be true; to defend against criticism

46

adjudicate

to judge; to preside

47

perjury

lying under oath

48

flora

plants as a group, esp. of a specified region or time

49

lout

an awkward, stupid person

50

abate

to lessen in amount, intensity or strength