SAT Vocabulary List 5

  1. mammal
    n. a vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young
  2. imperturbable
    adj. calm; placid; composed
  3. tightwad
    n. excessively frugal person; miser
  4. eclectic
    adj. composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
  5. archaeology
    n. study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
  6. exasperate
    v. vex
  7. deplore
    v. regret; disapprove of
  8. lethal
    adj. deadly
  9. divergent
    adj. differing; deviating
  10. debauch
    v. corrupt; seduce from virtue
  11. affluence
    n. abundance; wealth
  12. beleaguer
    v. besiege or attack; harass
  13. notable
    adj. conspicuous; important; distinguished
  14. pulchritude
    n. beauty; comeliness
  15. terminology
    n. terms used in a science or art
  16. belated
    adj. delayed
  17. abominable
    adj. detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
  18. faction
    n. party; clique; dissension
  19. flourish
    v. grow well; prosper; decorate with ornaments
  20. endemic
    adj. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
  21. venom
    n. poison; hatred
  22. rostrum
    n. platform for speech making; pulpit
  23. rift
    n. opening; break
  24. squander
    v. waste
  25. relic
    n. surviving remnant; memento
  26. avocation
    n. secondary or minor occupation
  27. fundamental
    v. basic; primary; essential
  28. debonair
    adj. friendly; aiming to please
  29. pinnacle
    n. peak
  30. metropolis
    n. large city
  31. archetype
    n. prototype; primitive pattern
  32. residue
    n. remainder; balance
  33. autonomous
    adj. self-governing
  34. articulate
    adj. / v. effective; distinct
  35. gibberish
    n. nonsense; babbling
  36. liberator
    n. one who sets free
  37. eulogy
    n. expression of praise; often on the occasion of someone's death
  38. domineer
    v. rule over tryannically
  39. ebullient
    adj. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
  40. frolicsome
    adj. prankish; gay
  41. remunerative
    adj. compensating; rewarding
  42. vitriolic
    adj. corrosive; sarcastic
  43. livid
    adj. lead-coloured; black and blue; enraged
  44. versatile
    adj. having many talents; capable of working in many fields
  45. neutral
    adj. impartial; not supporting one side over another
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SAT Vocabulary List 5
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