SAT vocab Princeton Review 2013 part 1

  1. systematic (n)
    having a method or plan
  2. rendering (n)
    an act of interpretation
  3. disturb (v)
    interrupting the quiet, peace, order
  4. formulaic (adj)
    average, common, standard
  5. suppressed (v)
    • to stop the activities of a person,group
    • to keep in, repress
  6. impugned (v)
    • to attack physically or with words
    • to challenge something as false
  7. corroborated (v)
    • to make certain
    • confirm
  8. anomalies (n)
    • deviation from the common rule, type
    • exception, abnormality
  9. bifurcations (v)
    to divide into 2 branches
  10. faculty (n)
    an ability acquired or natural
  11. effrontery (abj)
    shameless, boldness, nerve
  12. exoneration (v)
    to clear, free from guilt or blame, to relieve

    • augment (v)
    • to make larger
  13. dissolute (adj)
    corrupt, wicked
  14. sedentary (adj)
    motionless, lazy, inactive, stationary
  15. accommodate (v)
    to do a kindness or favor to
  16. itinerant (adj)
    traveling from place to place
  17. eschew (v)
    to abstain, keep away from, avoid
  18. stringent (adj)
    strict, severe, constraining, urgent
  19. indignant (adj)
    expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting
  20. acquiesce (v)
    agree with some hesitation
  21. abate (v)
    to end, to lessen
  22. jar (v)
    to make a harsh sound
  23. perfidious (adj)
    faithless; treacherous; deceitful
  24. jaunty (adj)
    lively, carefree, bold
  25. bellicose (adj)
    eager to fight, aggressively hostile
  26. obsolete (adj)
    no longer in use, out of date
  27. bereave (v) bereft (past participle)
    to deprive, neglect
  28. obfuscated (v)
    to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
  29. quiescent (adj)
    being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
  30. commiseration (v)
    to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for
  31. enervation (n)
    exhaustion, feebleness, frailness, frailty, weakening, weakness
  32. extirpation (v)
    to remove or destroy totally, to exterminate
  33. unswerving (v)
    deviate suddenly from the straight or direct course
  34. enigmatic (adj)
    perplexing, mysterious
  35. beleaguer (v)
    to surround, to attack on all sides
  36. serendipitous (adj)
    fortuitous, come upon by chance or accident
  37. auspicious (adj)
    advantageous, bright, favorable, fortunate
  38. belie (v)
    to contradict, to show to be false, misrepresent
  39. canonical (adj)
    approved, accepted, authorized
  40. abrogate (v)
    to abate, abolish, cancel
  41. retrench (v)
    to cut down, reduce, or diminish
  42. arcane (adj)
    mysterious; secret; obscure
  43. cantankerous (adj)
    bad- tempered, cranky, grumpy
  44. prodigious (adj)
    big, colossal, gigantic, immeasurable
  45. pedantic (adj)
    • bookish, precise
    • overly concerned with minute details especially with teaching
  46. esoteric (adj)
    • understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest
    • private; secret; confidential
  47. myopic (adj)
    lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded
  48. exorbitant (adj)
    extravagant, excessive, extreme
  49. charlatan (n)
    • a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses
    • impostor, phony, fraud
  50. sardonic (adj)
    cynical, bitter, disrespectful
  51. profusion (n)
    abundance, lavish spending; extravagance, bounty
  52. panacea (n)
    a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all
  53. sycophantic (adj)
    extravagant, fawning, flattering, complimentary
  54. pernicious (adj)
    damaging, dangerous, deadly, destructive, detrimental, devastating
  55. dilatory (adj)
    tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy
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SAT vocab Princeton Review 2013 part 1