Jessica's SAT Vocabulary

  1. Abridge
    to shorten; to limit
  2. Abstruse
    Difficult to understand; deep
  3. Accord
    Give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition; give or grant someone (power, status, or recognitiion
  4. Acquiesce
    Accept something reluctantly but without protest
  5. Acrid
    having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell; angry and bitter
  6. Adamant
    not yielding; refusing to be persuaded or to change ones mind
  7. adjunct
    a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part; connected or added to something, typically in an auxiliary way
  8. adorn
    make more beautiful or attractive
  9. adverse
    preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
  10. aesthetic
    concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty
  11. Affluent
    (esp. of a group or area) having a great deal of money; weathy
  12. alchemical
    the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold or to find a universal elixir.
  13. alleviate
    to lessen or make easier
  14. allure
    to entice; temptation
  15. aloof
    distant in interest, reserved, cool
  16. amalgam
    a mixture or combination
  17. ambivalent
    undecided; having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
  18. ameliorate
    to improve or make better
  19. amorphous
    having no determinate form
  20. animated
    full of life or excitement; lively
  21. antiquated
    old-fashioned or outdated
  22. apocryphal
    of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true
  23. apprehend
    to become aware of though the senses; to understand, grasp mentally.
  24. apprise
    to inform, notify
  25. arbitrary
    based only on one's own will or feelings, not based on reason or law.
  26. archive
    records, documents, or papers of a goverment
  27. aristocracy
    the ruling class, nobility
  28. articulate
    to be able to express oneself clearly, easily, and effectively.
  29. ascertain
    to find out, make certain of.
  30. aspiring
    having great ambition for something, possessing a desire to attain a goal
  31. assert
    to state confidently or declare firmly
  32. assess
    to determine the value, importance,  or extent of; to evaluate, estimate, weigh.
  33. assiduous
    showing careful, constant, attention
  34. atrophy
    degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse.
  35. attest
    to state that something is true, correct, or genuine, give evidence of, confirm
  36. attribute
    quality, characteristic, trait
  37. augment
    to increase, make or become great (in size or amount)
  38. authenticate
    to establish the truth of or show to be genuine.
  39. autonomy
    independence, self-reliance, self-government.
  40. banal
    devoid of freshness or originality, hackneyed
  41. banter
    good-humored, playful teasing or joking conversation
  42. bastion
    anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality
  43. belittle
    to make something or someone seem small or important.
  44. beneficial
    contributing to health or moral ignorance.
  45. benighted
    in a state of mental of moral ignorance
  46. bequest
    money or property given or left to someone by means of a will
  47. biased
    showing a strong preference or inclination, having one's opinion already informed, prejudiced in someone's favor.
  48. blasphemy
    a contemptuous or profane act. utterance, or writing concerning God or sacred entity.
  49. blithe
    carefree, showing no concern, thoughtless
  50. bombastic
    using or pertaining to speech or writing that sounds grand or impressive but has little meaning or substance
  51. bourgeoisie
    the middle class. Applied to the Middle Ages, it refers to townspeople, who were neither nobles nor peasants.
  52. burgeoning
    growing or developing quickly
  53. candid
    open an ad direct, frank, straightforward.
  54. candor
    the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression
  55. capitulate
    to yield, surrender, esp. under specifically negotiated terms
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Jessica's SAT Vocabulary
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