S.A.T. Vocab Prep

  1. aberrant
    Markedly different from an accepted norm.
  2. aberration
    Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
  3. abet
    To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
  4. abeyance
    A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
  5. abjure
    To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
  6. ablution
    A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
  7. abrogate
    To abolish, repeal.
  8. abscond
    To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
  9. abstemious
    Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
  10. abstruse
    Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
  11. abut
    To touch at the end or boundary line.
  12. accede
    To agree.
  13. acquiesce
    To comply; submit.
  14. acrid
    Harshly pungent or bitter.
  15. acumen
    Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
  16. adage
    An old saying.
  17. adamant
    Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
  18. admonition
    Gentle reproof.
  19. adumbrate
    To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
  20. affable
    Easy to approach.
  21. aggrandize
    To cause to appear greatly.
  22. aggravate
    To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
  23. agile
    Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
  24. agog
    In eager desire.
  25. alacrity
    Cheerful willingness.
  26. alcove
    A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
  27. alleviate
    To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
  28. aloof
    Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
  29. amalgamate
    To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
  30. ambidextrous
    Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
  31. ambiguous
    Having a double meaning.
  32. ameliorate
    To relieve, as from pain or hardship
  33. anathema
    Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
  34. animadversion
    The utterance of criticism or censure.
  35. animosity
  36. antediluvian
    Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
  37. antidote
    Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
  38. aplomb
    Confidence; coolness.
  39. apocryphal
    Of doubtful authority or authenticity.
  40. apogee
    The climax.
  41. apostate
  42. apotheosis
  43. apparition
  44. appease
    To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
  45. apposite
  46. apprise
    To give notice to; to inform.
  47. approbation
  48. arboreal
    Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
  49. ardor
    Intensity of passion or affection.
  50. argot
    A specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.
  51. arrant
    Notoriously bad.
  52. ascetic
    Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
  53. ascribe
    To assign as a quality or attribute.
  54. asperity
    Harshness or roughness of temper.
  55. assiduous
    Unceasing; persistent
  56. assuage
    To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
  57. astringent
    Harsh in disposition or character.
  58. astute
    Keen in discernment.
  59. atonement
    Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
  60. audacious
  61. augury
  62. auspicious
    Favorable omen
  63. austere
    Severely simple; unadorned.
  64. autocrat
    Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
  65. auxiliary
    One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
  66. avarice
    Passion for getting and keeping riches.
  67. aver
    To avouch, justify or prove
  68. aversion
    A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
  69. avow
    To declare openly.
  70. baleful
  71. banal
  72. bask
    To make warm by genial heat.
  73. beatify
    To make supremely happy.
  74. bedaub
    To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
  75. bellicose
  76. belligerent
    Manifesting a warlike spirit.
  77. benefactor
    A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
  78. benevolence
    Any act of kindness or well-doing.
  79. benign
    Good and kind of heart.
  80. berate
    To scold severely.
  81. bewilder
    To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
  82. blandishment
    Flattery intended to persuade.
  83. blatant
    Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
  84. blithe
  85. boisterous
    Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
  86. bolster
    To support, as something wrong.
  87. bombast
    Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
  88. boorish
  89. breach
    The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
  90. brittle
  91. broach
    To mention, for the first time.
  92. bumptious
    Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
  93. buoyant
    Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
  94. burnish
    To make brilliant or shining.
  95. cabal
    A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
  96. cacophony
    A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
  97. cajole
    To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
  98. callow
    Without experience of the world.
  99. calumny
  100. candid
  101. cant
    To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
  102. capacious
  103. capitulate
    To surrender or stipulate terms.
  104. captious
  105. castigate
    To punish.
  106. cataract
    Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
  107. caustic
    Sarcastic and severe.
  108. censure
    To criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval.
  109. centurion
    A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
  110. chagrin
    Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
  111. chary
    Careful; wary; cautious.
  112. chicanery
    The use of trickery to deceive.
  113. circumlocution
    Indirect or roundabout expression.
  114. coddle
    To treat as a baby or an invalid.
  115. coerce
    To force.
  116. coeval
    Existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary.
  117. cogent
    Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
  118. cogitate
    Consider carefully and deeply; ponder.
  119. cognizant
    Taking notice.
  120. colloquial
    Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
  121. collusion
    A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
  122. comestible
    Fit to be eaten.
  123. commemorate
    To serve as a remembrance of.
  124. complaisance
  125. complement
    To make complete.
  126. comport
    To conduct or behave (oneself).
  127. compunction
    Remorseful feeling.
  128. conceit
    Self-flattering opinion.
  129. conciliatory
    Tending to reconcile.
  130. concord
  131. concur
    To agree.
  132. condense
    To abridge.
  133. conflagration
    A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
  134. confluence
    The place where streams meet.
  135. congeal
    To coagulate.
  136. conjoin
    To unite.
  137. connoisseur
    A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
  138. console
    To comfort.
  139. conspicuous
    Clearly visible.
  140. consternation
  141. constrict
    To bind.
  142. consummate
    To bring to completion.
  143. contiguous
    Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
  144. contrite
    Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
  145. contumacious
  146. copious
  147. cornucopia
    The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
  148. corporeal
    Of a material nature; physical.
  149. correlate
    To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
  150. corroboration
  151. counterfeit
    Made to resemble something else.
  152. countervail
    To offset.
  153. covert
    Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
  154. cower
    To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
  155. crass
    Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
  156. credulous
    Easily deceived.
  157. cupidity
  158. cursory
    Rapid and superficial.
  159. curtail
    To cut off or cut short.
  160. cynosure
    That to which general interest or attention is directed.
  161. dearth
    Scarcity, as of something customary, essential,or desirable.
  162. defer
    To delay or put off to some other time.
  163. deign
    To deem worthy of notice or account.
  164. deleterious
    Hurtful, morally or physically.
  165. delineate
    To represent by sketch or diagram.
  166. deluge
    To overwhelm with a flood of water.
  167. demagogue
    An unprincipled politician.
  168. denizen
  169. denouement
    That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
  170. deplete
    To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
  171. deposition
    Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
  172. deprave
    To render bad, especially morally bad.
  173. deprecate
    To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
  174. deride
    To ridicule.
  175. derision
  176. derivative
    Coming or acquired from some origin.
  177. descry
    To discern.
  178. desiccant
    Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
  179. desuetude
    A state of disuse or inactivity.
  180. desultory
    Not connected with what precedes.
  181. deter
    To frighten away.
  182. dexterity
    Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
  183. diaphanous
  184. diatribe
    A bitter or malicious criticism.
  185. didactic
    Pertaining to teaching.
  186. diffidence
  187. diffident
    Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
  188. dilate
    To enlarge in all directions.
  189. dilatory
    Tending to cause delay.
  190. disallow
    To withhold permission or sanction.
  191. discomfit
    To put to confusion.
  192. disconcert
    To disturb the composure of.
  193. disconsolate
    Hopelessly sad; also, saddening; cheerless.
  194. discountenance
    To look upon with disfavor.
  195. discredit
    To injure the reputation of.
  196. discreet
  197. disheveled
    Disordered; disorderly; untidy.
  198. dissemble
    To hide by pretending something different.
  199. disseminate
    To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
  200. dissent
  201. dissolution
    A breaking up of a union of persons.
  202. distraught
  203. divulge
    To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
  204. dogmatic
    Making statements without argument or evidence.
  205. dormant
    Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
  206. dubious
  207. duplicity
  208. earthenware
    Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
  209. ebullient
    Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
  210. edacious
    Given to eating.
  211. edible
    Suitable to be eaten.
  212. educe
    To draw out.
  213. effete
    Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
  214. efficacy
    The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
  215. effrontery
    Unblushing impudence.
  216. effulgence
  217. egregious
  218. egress
    Any place of exit.
  219. elegy
    A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
  220. elicit
    To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
  221. elucidate
    To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
  222. emaciate
    To waste away in flesh.
  223. embellish
    To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
  224. embezzle
    To misappropriate secretly.
  225. emblazon
    To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
  226. encomium
    A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
  227. encumbrance
    A burdensome and troublesome load.
  228. endemic
    Peculiar to some specified country or people.
  229. enervate
    To render ineffective or inoperative.
  230. engender
    To produce.
  231. engrave
    • To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
    • enigma
    • A riddle.
  232. enmity
  233. entangle
    To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
  234. entreat
    To ask for or request earnestly.
  235. Epicurean
    Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
  236. epithet
    Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
  237. epitome
    A simplified representation.
  238. equable
    Equal and uniform; also, serene.
  239. equanimity
    Evenness of mind or temper.
  240. equanimity
    Calmness; composure.
  241. equilibrium
    A state of balance.
  242. equivocal
  243. equivocate
    To use words of double meaning.
  244. eradicate
    To destroy thoroughly.
  245. errant
    Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
  246. erratic
  247. erroneous
  248. erudite
  249. eschew
    To keep clear of.
  250. espy
    To keep close watch.
  251. eulogy
    A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
  252. euphonious
    Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
  253. evanescent
  254. evince
    To make manifest or evident.
  255. evoke
    To call or summon forth.
  256. exacerbate
    To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
  257. exculpate
    To relieve of blame.
  258. exhaustive
    Thorough and complete in execution.
  259. exigency
    A critical period or condition.
  260. exigency
    State of requiring immediate action; also, an urgent situation; also, that which is required in a
  261. exorbitant
    Going beyond usual and proper limits.
  262. expatiate
    To speak or write at some length.
  263. expedient
    Contributing to personal advantage.
  264. expiate
    To make satisfaction or amends for.
  265. explicate
    To clear from involvement.
  266. expostulate
    To discuss.
  267. expropriate
    To deprive of possession; also, to transfer (another's property) to oneself.
  268. extant
    Still existing and known.
  269. extempore
    Without studied or special preparation.
  270. extenuate
    To diminish the gravity or importance of.
  271. extinct
    Being no longer in existence.
  272. extinguish
    To render extinct.
  273. extirpate
    To root out; to eradicate.
  274. extol
    To praise in the highest terms.
  275. extort
    To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
  276. extraneous
    Having no essential relation to a subject.
  277. exuberance
    Rich supply.
  278. facetious
  279. facile
    Not difficult to do.
  280. factious
  281. fallacious
  282. fatuous
  283. fawn
    A young deer.
  284. feint
    Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.
  285. felon
    A criminal or depraved person.
  286. ferocity
  287. fervid
  288. fervor
    Ardor or intensity of feeling.
  289. fidelity
  290. finesse
    Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
  291. flamboyant
    Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
  292. flippant
    Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
  293. florid
    Flushed with red.
  294. flout
    To treat with contempt.
  295. foible
    A personal weakness or failing.
  296. foment
    To nurse to life or activity; to encourage.
  297. foppish
    Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
  298. forbearance
    Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
  299. forfeit
    To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
  300. forgery
  301. forswear
    To renounce upon oath.
  302. fragile
    Easily broken.
  303. frantic
  304. frugal
  305. fugacious
  306. fulminate
    To cause to explode.
  307. fulsome
    Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
  308. gainsay
    To contradict; to deny.
  309. gamut
    The whole range or sequence.
  310. garrulous
    Given to constant trivial talking.
  311. germane
  312. gesticulate
    To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
  313. glimmer
    A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
  314. gossamer
  315. gourmand
    A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
  316. grandiloquent
    Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
  317. gregarious
    Sociable, outgoing
  318. grievous
    Creating affliction.
  319. guile
  320. gullible
  321. halcyon
  322. harangue
    A tirade.
  323. harbinger
    One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
  324. head
    Adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
  325. heinous
    Odiously sinful.
  326. heresy
    An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
  327. heterogeneous
    Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
  328. hirsute
    Having a hairy covering.
  329. hoodwink
    To deceive.
  330. hospitable
    Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
  331. hypocrisy
    Extreme insincerity.
  332. iconoclast
    An image-breaker.
  333. idiosyncrasy
    A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
  334. ignoble
    Low in character or purpose.
  335. ignominious
  336. illicit
  337. imbroglio
    A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
  338. imbue
    To dye; to instill profoundly.
  339. immaculate
    Without spot or blemish.
  340. imminent
    Dangerous and close at hand.
  341. immutable
  342. impair
    To cause to become less or worse.
  343. impassive
    Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
  344. impecunious
    Having no money.
  345. impede
    To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
  346. imperative
  347. imperious
    Insisting on obedience.
  348. imperturbable
  349. impervious
  350. impetuous
  351. impiety
    Irreverence toward God.
  352. implacable
    Incapable of being pacified.
  353. implicate
    To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
  354. implicit
  355. importunate
    Urgent in character, request, or demand.
  356. importune
    To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
  357. impromptu
    Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
  358. improvident
    Lacking foresight or thrift.
  359. impugn
    To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
  360. impute
    To attribute.
  361. inadvertent
  362. inane
  363. incessant
  364. inchoate
  365. incipient
  366. incite
    To rouse to a particular action.
  367. incongruous
    Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
  368. inculcate
    To teach by frequent repetitions.
  369. indelible
    That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
  370. indigence
  371. indigenous
  372. indistinct
  373. indolence
  374. indolent
    Habitually inactive or idle.
  375. indomitable
  376. indulgent
    Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
  377. ineffable
  378. ineluctable
    Impossible to avoid.
  379. inept
    Not fit or suitable.
  380. inexorable
  381. infuse
    To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
  382. ingenuous
    Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
  383. inimical
  384. innocuous
  385. inscrutable
    Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
  386. insensible
  387. insinuate
    To imply.
  388. insipid
  389. insouciant
  390. insurrection
    The state of being in active resistance to authority.
  391. interdict
    Authoritative act of prohibition.
  392. interim
    Time between acts or periods.
  393. intransigent
    Not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course.
  394. intrepid
    Fearless and bold.
  395. introspection
    The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
  396. inundate
    To fill with an overflowing abundance.
  397. inure
    To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
  398. invalid
    One who is disabled by illness or injury.
  399. invective
    An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
  400. inveigh
    To utter vehement censure or invective.
  401. inveterate
  402. invidious
    Showing or feeling envy.
  403. invincible
    Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
  404. iota
    A small or insignificant mark or part.
  405. irascible
    Prone to anger.
  406. irate
    Moved to anger.
  407. ire
  408. irksome
  409. itinerant
  410. itinerate
    To wander from place to place.
  411. jocular
    Inclined to joke.
  412. jovial
  413. judicious
  414. junta
    A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
  415. lachrymose
    Given to shedding tears.
  416. lackadaisical
  417. languid
  418. lascivious
  419. lassitude
    Lack of vitality or energy.
  420. latent
  421. laudable
  422. laudatory
    Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
  423. legacy
    A bequest.
  424. levee
    An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
  425. levity
  426. lexicon
    A dictionary.
  427. libel
  428. licentious
  429. lien
    A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
  430. listless
  431. lithe
  432. loquacious
  433. lugubrious
    Indicating sorrow, often ridiculously.
  434. luminary
    One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
  435. lustrous
  436. malaise
    A condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
  437. malcontent
    One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
  438. malevolence
    Ill will.
  439. malign
    To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
  440. malleable
  441. massacre
    The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
  442. maudlin
    Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
  443. mawkish
    Sickening or insipid.
  444. mellifluous
    Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
  445. mendacious
  446. mendicant
    A beggar.
  447. meretricious
    Alluring by false or gaudy show.
  448. mesmerize
    To hypnotize.
  449. meticulous
  450. mettle
  451. mettlesome
    Having courage or spirit.
  452. microcosm
    The world or universe on a small scale.
  453. mien
    The external appearance or manner of a person.
  454. mischievous
    Fond of tricks.
  455. miscreant
    A villain.
  456. miser
    A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
  457. misnomer
    A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
  458. moderation
  459. modicum
    A small or token amount.
  460. mollify
    To soothe.
  461. molt
    To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
  462. monomania
    The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
  463. morbid
    Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
  464. mordant
  465. moribund
    On the point of dying.
  466. morose
  467. multifarious
    Having great diversity or variety.
  468. mundane
    Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
  469. munificent
    Extraordinarily generous.
  470. myriad
    A vast indefinite number.
  471. nadir
    The lowest point.
  472. nefarious
    Wicked in the extreme.
  473. negligent
    Apt to omit what ought to be done.
  474. neophyte
    Having the character of a beginner.
  475. noisome
    Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
  476. nostrum
    Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
  477. noxious
  478. nugatory
    Having no power or force.
  479. obdurate
    Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
  480. obfuscate
    To darken; to obscure.
  481. oblique
    Slanting; said of lines.
  482. obsequious
    Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
  483. obstreperous
  484. obtrude
    To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
  485. obtrusive
    Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
  486. obviate
    To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
  487. odious
  488. odium
    A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
  489. officious
    Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
  490. ominous
  491. onerous
    Burdensome or oppressive.
  492. onus
    A burden or responsibility.
  493. opprobrium
    The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
  494. ossify
    To convert into bone.
  495. ostentation
    A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
  496. ostracism
    Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
  497. ostracize
    To exclude from public or private favor.
  498. palate
    The roof of the mouth.
  499. palatial
  500. palliate
    To cause to appear less guilty.
  501. palpable
    Perceptible by feeling or touch.
  502. panacea
    A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
  503. panegyric
    A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
  504. panoply
    A full set of armor.
  505. paragon
    A model of excellence.
  506. Pariah
    A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
  507. paroxysm
    A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
  508. parsimonious
    Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
  509. partisan
    Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
  510. pathos
    The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
  511. paucity
  512. peccadillo
    A small breach of propriety or principle.
  513. pedestrian
    One who journeys on foot.
  514. pellucid
  515. penchant
    A bias in favor of something.
  516. penurious
    Excessively sparing in the use of money.
  517. penury
  518. peregrination
    A wandering.
  519. peremptory
    Precluding question or appeal.
  520. perfidy
  521. perfunctory
  522. peripatetic
    Walking about.
  523. perjury
    A solemn assertion of a falsity.
  524. permeate
    To pervade.
  525. pernicious
    Tending to kill or hurt.
  526. persiflage
  527. perspicacity
    Acuteness or discernment.
  528. perturbation
    Mental excitement or confusion.
  529. petrify
    To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
  530. petulant
    Displaying impatience.
  531. phlegmatic
    Not easily roused to feeling or action.
  532. physiognomy
    The external appearance merely.
  533. pious
  534. pique
    To excite a slight degree of anger in.
  535. placate
    To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
  536. platitude
    A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.
  537. plea
    An argument to obtain some desired action.
  538. plenary
  539. plethora
    Excess; superabundance.
  540. plumb
    A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
  541. plummet
    A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
  542. poignant
    Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
  543. polyglot
    Speaking several tongues.
  544. ponderous
    Unusually weighty or forcible.
  545. portend
    To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
  546. portent
    Anything that indicates what is to happen.
  547. precarious
  548. preclude
    To prevent.
  549. precocious
    Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
  550. predominate
    To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
  551. premature
    Coming too soon.
  552. presage
    To foretell.
  553. prescience
    Knowledge of events before they take place.
  554. presumption
    That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
  555. preternatural
  556. prevalent
    Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
  557. prevaricate
    To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
  558. prim
    Stiffly proper.
  559. pristine
  560. probity
    Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
  561. proclivity
    A natural inclination.
  562. procrastination
  563. prodigal
    One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
  564. prodigious
  565. profligacy
    Shameless viciousness.
  566. profligate
    Recklessly wasteful
  567. profuse
    Produced or displayed in overabundance.
  568. prolix
  569. propinquity
  570. propitious
    Kindly disposed.
  571. prosaic
  572. proscribe
    To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
  573. protuberant
  574. provident
    Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
  575. prudence
  576. puerile
  577. pugnacious
  578. punctilious
    Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom.
  579. pungency
    The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
  580. pusillanimous
    Without spirit or bravery.
  581. pyre
    A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
  582. qualm
    A fit of nausea.
  583. quandary
    A puzzling predicament.
  584. quibble
    An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
  585. quiescence
    Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
  586. quiescent
    Being in a state of repose or inaction.
  587. Quixotic
    Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
  588. quotidian
    Of an everyday character; ordinary.
  589. raconteur
    A person skilled in telling stories.
  590. ramify
    To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
  591. rapacious
    Sieze by force, avaricious
  592. raucous
  593. reactionary
    Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
  594. rebuff
    A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
  595. recalcitrant
    Marked by stubborn resistance.
  596. recant
    To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
  597. reciprocity
    Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
  598. recluse
    One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
  599. recondite
    Incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding.
  600. recrudescent
    Becoming raw or sore again.
  601. recuperate
    To recover.
  602. redoubtable
  603. redress
    To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
  604. refractory
    Not amenable to control.
  605. regale
    To give unusual pleasure.
  606. regicide
    The killing of a king or sovereign.
  607. reiterate
    To say or do again and again.
  608. relapse
    To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
  609. remonstrate
    To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
  610. renovate
    To restore after deterioration, as a building.
  611. repast
    A meal; figuratively, any refreshment.
  612. repel
    To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
  613. repine
    To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
  614. reprobate
    One abandoned to depravity and sin.
  615. repudiate
    To refuse to have anything to do with.
  616. repulsive
    Grossly offensive.
  617. requisite
  618. requite
    To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
  619. rescind
    To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
  620. resilience
    The power of springing back to a former position
  621. resonance
    Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
  622. respite
    Interval of rest.
  623. restive
    Resisting control.
  624. retinue
    The group of people who accompany an important person during travels.
  625. revere
    To regard with worshipful veneration.
  626. reverent
  627. ribald
    Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
  628. risible
    Capable of exciting laughter.
  629. rotund
    Round from fullness or plumpness.
  630. ruffian
    A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
  631. ruminate
    To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
  632. sagacious
    Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
  633. salacious
    Having strong sexual desires.
  634. salient
    Standing out prominently.
  635. salubrious
    Healthful; promoting health.
  636. salutary
  637. sanction
    To approve authoritatively.
  638. sanguine
    Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
  639. sardonic
    Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
  640. satiate
    To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
  641. satyr
    A very lascivious person.
  642. savor
    To perceive by taste or smell.
  643. scabbard
    The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
  644. scintilla
    The faintest ray.
  645. scribble
    Hasty, careless writing.
  646. sedulous
    Persevering in effort or endeavor.
  647. sequence
    The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
  648. severance
  649. shrewd
    Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
  650. sinecure
    Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
  651. sinuous
    Curving in and out.
  652. skiff
    Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
  653. sluggard
    A person habitually lazy or idle.
  654. solace
    Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
  655. solvent
    Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
  656. somniferous
    Tending to produce sleep.
  657. somnolent
  658. sonorous
  659. sophistry
    Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
  660. soporific
    Causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
  661. sordid
    Filthy, morally degraded
  662. specious
  663. spurious
    Not genuine.
  664. squalid
    Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
  665. stanch
    To stop the flowing of; to check.
  666. stigma
    A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
  667. stingy
    Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
  668. stolid
    Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
  669. submerge
    To place or plunge under water.
  670. subterfuge
  671. succinct
  672. sumptuous
    Rich and costly.
  673. supercilious
    Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
  674. superfluous
    Being more than is needed.
  675. supernumerary
  676. supersede
    To displace.
  677. supine
    Lying on the back.
  678. supplicate
    To beg.
  679. suppress
    To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
  680. surcharge
    An additional amount charged.
  681. surfeit
    To feed to fullness or to satiety.
  682. susceptibility
    A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
  683. sybarite
    A luxurious person.
  684. sycophant
    A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
  685. synopsis
    A syllabus or summary.
  686. taciturn
    Disinclined to conversation.
  687. taut
    Stretched tight.
  688. temerity
    Foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness.
  689. terse
  690. timorous
    Lacking courage.
  691. torpid
    Dull; sluggish; inactive.
  692. torrid
    Excessively hot.
  693. tortuous
    Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
  694. tractable
    Easily led or controlled.
  695. transgress
    To break a law.
  696. transient
    One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
  697. transitory
    Existing for a short time only.
  698. travail
    Hard or agonizing labor.
  699. travesty
    A grotesque imitation.
  700. trenchant
    Cutting deeply and quickly.
  701. trepidation
    Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
  702. trite
    Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
  703. truculence
  704. truculent
    Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
  705. turbid
    In a state of turmoil; muddled
  706. turgid
  707. turpitude
  708. tutelage
    The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
  709. tyro
    One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
  710. ubiquitous
    Being present everywhere.
  711. ulterior
    Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
  712. umbrage
    A sense of injury.
  713. unctuous
  714. undermine
    To subvert in an underhand way.
  715. undulate
    To move like a wave or in waves.
  716. untoward
    Causing annoyance or hindrance.
  717. upbraid
    To reproach as deserving blame.
  718. vagary
    A sudden desire or action
  719. vainglory
    Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
  720. valorous
  721. vapid
    Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
  722. variegated
    Having marks or patches of different colors; also, varied.
  723. vehement
    Very eager or urgent.
  724. venal
    Mercenary, corrupt.
  725. veneer
    Outside show or elegance.
  726. venial
    That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
  727. veracious
    Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
  728. veracity
  729. verbiage
    Use of many words without necessity.
  730. verbose
  731. verdant
    Green with vegetation.
  732. veritable
    Real; true; genuine.
  733. vestige
    A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
  734. vicissitude
    A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
  735. vigilance
    Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
  736. vigilant
    Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
  737. virago
    Loud talkative women, strong statured women
  738. virtu
    Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
  739. visage
    The face, countenance, or look of a person.
  740. vitiate
    To contaminate.
  741. vituperate
    To overwhelm with wordy abuse.
  742. vivify
    To endue with life.
  743. vociferous
    Making a loud outcry.
  744. volatile
  745. voluble
    Having great fluency in speaking.
  746. wean
    To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
  747. whimsical
  748. winsome
  749. Zeitgeist
    The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
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