Elite SAT Vocab 1-250

  1. rouse
    to wake or provoke
  2. piquant
    agreeably pungent or sharp in taste; tart ; agreeably stimulated or interesting
  3. endow
    to provide with material goods, talents, or qualities
  4. xenophobia
    fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners
  5. fathom
    to understand or comprehend;to determine the depth of
  6. couch
    to phrase in a particular way
  7. banal
    dull or stale; commonplace
  8. superlative
    excellent; of the highest quality
  9. skirmish
    a minor conflict
  10. lassitude
    a feeling of weakness
  11. deranged
    mentally disturbed
  12. draconian
    extremely harsh and severe
  13. svelte
    slender and graceful in outline
  14. resilient
    able to recover quickly
  15. crux
    an essential or pivotal point; a perplexing difficulty
  16. dapper
    neatly dressed; trim; stylish
  17. apprehension
    worry or unease
  18. tender
    • to offer formally
    • a legal offer; something, esp. money, offered in payment
  19. gradient
    a ramp or slope
  20. vantage
    a position that gives a wide view
  21. waggish
    mischievous; playful
  22. reminisce
    to recall the past, esp. fondly
  23. recluse
    one who hides from the world
  24. knoll
    a small rounded hill
  25. canard
    a false report
  26. quip
    a remark or reply that is witty or sarcastic
  27. unkempt
  28. cadaver
    a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected
  29. shade
    a small variation, a nuance, a small amout
  30. warren
    an enclosed space in which rabbits breed or are numerous; any place that is crowded like a rabbit warren
  31. precede
    to go before
  32. coalesce
    to grow together; to marge into a single body
  33. furrow
    a trench in the earth made by a plow, a wrinkle
  34. recede
    to go back; to withdraw
  35. flower
    to reach the best or most vigorous stage
  36. lore
    knowledge about a particular subject, esp. of a traditional or popular nature
  37. recur
    to repeat; to occur again
  38. groteque
    strangely or absurdly distorted
  39. flail
    to strike about, to hit wildly
  40. repose
    relaxation; a state of rest
  41. sullen
    showing silent anger and unwillingness to be pleasant to people
  42. consul
    official residing in a foreign country
  43. baffle
    to frustrate, as by confusing
  44. candor
    frankness or sincerity of expression
  45. slovenly
    careless about one's own appearance
  46. affluence
  47. fluctuate
    to move back and forth or up and down, esp. unpredictable
  48. voluble
  49. quixotic
    foolishly idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous; impulsive or capricious
  50. remonstrate
    to make objections
  51. tangible
    able to be touched or treated as real
  52. embroil
    to engage in trouble; to complicate
  53. homely
    unattractive, plain looking
  54. stamina
    resistance to fatigue or hardship; endurance
  55. primp
    to dress or groom with careful attention to detail
  56. posterity
    future generations
  57. kindling
    dry sticks of wood used to start a fire
  58. rift
    a break in friendly relations
  59. rancid
    spoiled or rotten (esp. oils or fats)
  60. shard
    a fragment of a brittle substance, e.g, glass or pottery
  61. sarcasm
    harsh, often ironic ridicule , intended to hurt
  62. deluge
    a great flood
  63. extortion
    taking (property or money) by force or threat of force
  64. comely
    attractive or pleasing in appearance; pretty; handsome
  65. vogue
    prevailing fashion
  66. obsequious
    showing too great a willingness to serve or obey
  67. scion
    an heir; a descendant
  68. bowdlerize
    to censor, esp. prudishly
  69. defer
    to delay; to put off
  70. become
    to be approporiate or suitable to; to look good with
  71. milestone
    an important event
  72. fleet
    moving swiftly
  73. buoy
    to keep afloat; to raise the spirits of
  74. euphony
    pleasing sound, esp. of words
  75. hierarchy
    a ranking according to status or ability; a group with authority
  76. scintillate
    to give off sparks; to be animated or brilliant
  77. anonymous
    having an unknown or unacknowledged name
  78. lineaments
    any of the features of the body, usually the face
  79. dilute
    to lessen the concentration, force or purity of by adding something
  80. zeal
    intense passion or enthusiasm
  81. blanket
    applying to all conditions or instances
  82. deviate
    to depart from the norm
  83. dynasty
    a succession of rulers or people in power from the same family
  84. detriment
    injury or damage
  85. gauge
    an instrument for measuring or testing
  86. wreak
    to inflict; to cause (something bad)
  87. maverick
    one who rebels; a nonformist; and individualist
  88. protean
    easily taking on different forms
  89. lenient
    inclined not to be strict
  90. éclat
    great brilliance, as of performance or achievement; conspicuous success
  91. ravine
    a deep, narrow gorge, esp. one worn down with running water
  92. malinger
    to act sick in order to avoid work
  93. chauvinism
    unreasoning and boastful devotion to one's country or sex
  94. placid
    calm, undisturbed
  95. voracious
    devouring; extremely hungry
  96. skulk
    to lurk; to move secretively
  97. malaise
    a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness
  98. lineage
    direct descent from an ancestor; derivation
  99. diverge
    to depart from a set course or opinion
  100. clamber
    to crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours
  101. bulwark
    a wall or embankment used for a defensive fortification
  102. acme
    the highest point; as of perfection
  103. ostracize
    to shun
  104. waif
    a homeless person; especially a child or orphan; someone who is thin and gaunt, especially a girl
  105. skittish
    nervous; easily frightened
  106. filament
    a fine wire or thread
  107. perpetuity
    a state of infinite or indefinitely long duration
  108. palpable
    capable of being handled, touched or felt; easily perceived
  109. demure
    coy; modest; reserved
  110. elucidate
    to make something clear; to clarify
  111. claustrophobia
    a fear of confined spaces
  112. mien
    bearing or manner, esp. as revealing one's inner state of mind
  113. discard
    to throw out
  114. bedlam
    any place or condition of noise and confusion
  115. chary
    very cautious
  116. mélange
    a mixture; a hodgepodge
  117. improvise
    to do without perparation
  118. indulgent
    lenient; giving to the desires of others
  119. premonition
    a sense of a future event; a warning in advance
  120. occult
    relatng to the supernatural; beyond human comprehension; mysterious
  121. queasy
    sick to one's stomach; nauseated
  122. mortal
    subject to death; causing death
  123. insidious
    subtly harmful; stealthy; sneaky
  124. beleaguered
    harassed; besieged
  125. elysian
    heavenly or delightful
  126. gist
    the main objective or point
  127. loquacious
    very talkative
  128. procrastinate
    to delay
  129. impervious
    completely resistant to penetration; unaffected
  130. fidelity
    strict faithfulness to vows or promises; exact correspondence with fact
  131. aptitude
    an inherent capacity for learning, understanding or performing
  132. parochial
    restricted; limited; narrow; local
  133. acclaim
    to praise enthusiastically, esp. publically
  134. incessant
    never pausing; continuing without a stop
  135. intrinsic
    relating to the essential nature of a something
  136. recumbent
    lying down in a position of comfort
  137. ramification
    a development or consequence resulting from a course of action
  138. gauche
    socially awkward
  139. adept
    very skilled, esp. natural talent improved by practice
  140. windfall
    unexpected good fortune
  141. curtail
    to cut short, abbreviate
  142. balk
    to stop short and refuse to continue
  143. reciprocate
    to give something in return
  144. facilitate
    to make easier
  145. pedagogy
    the art or profession of teaching
  146. pristine
    remaining in a pure state
  147. arduous
    difficult; laborious
  148. innate
    possessed at birth; inborn
  149. pique
    to arouse (interest, curiosity, etc.); to irritate
  150. rote
    mechanical memorization, often without full understanding
  151. exacerbate
    to make more violent, bitter or severe
  152. rue
    to regret
  153. esteem
    high regard; respect
  154. foster
    to bring up or nurture
  155. aesthetic
    relating to beauty
  156. specious
    seeming to be truthful on the surface, but actually false
  157. progenitor
    a direct ancestor
  158. audacious
    fearlessly, often recklessly bold; insolent
  159. fluster
    to make nervous or upset
  160. warrant
    to justify or deserve
  161. supersede
    to replace
  162. desiccate
    to dry completely
  163. cliché
    an overused expression
  164. reticence
    the quality or state of being silent or uncommunicative
  165. imbue
    to inspire; to permeate; to fill with a mood or tone
  166. propitious
    presenting favorable circumstances
  167. proficient
    very skillful, esp. through training
  168. coddle
    to treat indulgently
  169. itinerant
    traveling from place to place, esp. for work
  170. affliction
    pain; suffering; anything causing pain
  171. vagary
    an erratic notion or action
  172. précis
    a concise summary of a text
  173. enormity
    great wickedness; an evil act
  174. discriminate
    to make a clear distinction
  175. compass
    area; range; scope
  176. eclectic
    compound of materials from various sources
  177. prerogative
    an exclusive right or privilege, esp. one that is the result of heredity or official position
  178. incur
    to acquire or sustain something undesirable
  179. exigent
    requiring immediate action
  180. entail
    to have as a necessary result
  181. nebulous
    unclear; vague
  182. recount
    to tell in detail
  183. commiserate
    to express sympathy
  184. intrepid
    bold; fearless
  185. hermetic
    completely sealed, esp. from entry or escape of air
  186. erudite
  187. generic
    without a trademark; general
  188. aspiration
    a strong desire for achievement
  189. adulation
    excessive flattery or admiration
  190. efficacy
    the power to produce the desired effect
  191. temerity
    excessive boldness or rashness
  192. imperative
    urgently necessary; imossible to deter or evade
  193. bromide
    commonplace remark intended to calm; platitude
  194. empirical
    based on experience rather than a theory
  195. relegate
    to assign to an obscure place or condition
  196. envelop
    to enclose or surround
  197. argot
    specialized vocabulary unique to a particular group
  198. approbation
    official approval
  199. facetious
    playfully humorous
  200. superfluous
    unncessary; extra
  201. scrutiny
    close examination; minute inspection; a careful watch
  202. elude
    to escape from, as by daring or skill; to escape the understanding of
  203. nuance
    variation of meaning; subtlety
  204. cosmopolitan
    having worldwide scope; so sophiscated as to be at home in all parts of the world
  205. avocation
  206. degenerate
    to decline to an inferior state, often in mental or moral quality
  207. germane
    fitting and appropriate
  208. mnemonic
    pertaining to or assisting the memory
  209. breach
    some sort of violation; a gap
  210. adage
    a familiar saying; a proverb
  211. nadir
    the lowest point; the bottom
  212. denouement
    conclusion; resolution; the falling action of a story after its climax
  213. heterogenous
    not similar; very different; mixed together
  214. eclipse
    to overshadow
  215. rococo
    elaborate or overdone
  216. distend
    to stretch out; to expand
  217. astute
    showing clever awareness, esp. with respect to one's own concern
  218. kindred
    related or similar in origin or nature
  219. neophyte
    a beginner; and immature person who is learning
  220. sublime
    of high spiritual or moral worth
  221. tepid
    moderately warm; lacking force or enthusiasm
  222. equivocal
    capable of multiple interpretations; unclear
  223. versatile
    competent in many things
  224. procure
    to obtain or acquire
  225. paradox
    a statement or situation that appears contradictory
  226. heed
    to pay attention to
  227. relish
    to enjoy
  228. forebear
    a person from whom one is descended; an ancestor (usually plural)
  229. hegemony
    strong influence; domination
  230. onus
    an pleasant task or duty; a burden or obligation
  231. affinity
    a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; an inherent similarity
  232. mundane
    typical of this world; commonplace
  233. atrophy
    a wasting away, esp. of body tissue
  234. duplicity
    deception; deceitfulness; double-dealing
  235. verismilitude
    resemblance to the truth
  236. proliferate
    to grow or reproduce rapidly
  237. shibboleth
    a custom or phrase distinctive of a particular group; class, etc.
  238. congenital
    present since birth; being an essential characteristic
  239. ensemble
    a group, esp. of performers, working as a unified whole
  240. cajole
    to attempt to persuade with flattery or insincere talk
  241. facile
    with effortless ease; without proper care; superficial
  242. phenomenon
    an occurence that can be perceived by the senses; a remarkable person or event
  243. civil
    observing accepted social customs; not rude
  244. accede
    to agree to something
  245. periphery
    a boundary line; perimeter; an outside surface
  246. wane
    to decrease; to lessen
  247. capacious
    able to contain or hold much
  248. ambivalence
    simultaneous existance of opposing feelings; uncertainty as to what to do
  249. aloof
    distant or removed in attitude or manner
  250. caveat
    a warning
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Elite SAT Vocab 1-250
Elite SAT Vocab 1-250