SAT Vocab 1

  1. Accolade
    • 称赞,赞美 n.
    • praise
  2. Allusion
    • 暗示 n.
    • indirect reference
  3. Ambivalence
    • 矛盾心理 n.
    • uncertainty; having 'mixed' feelings
  4. Ambivalent
    • 对sth、sb有矛盾情绪的 adj.
    • unable to decide
  5. Analogy
    • 比喻 n.
    • comparison
  6. Anecdote
    • 趣事 n.
    • short account of something interesting; story
  7. Anomalous
    • 不规则的,异常的 adj.
    • odd; not fitting the pattern
  8. Anomaly
    异常n.
  9. Apparition
    • 幽灵 n.
    • ghost; something that 'appears'
  10. Aspersion
    • 造谣 n.
    • negative feeling; damaging remark
  11. Belligerent
    好战的 adj.
  12. Belligerence
    • 好战性 n.
    • aggression
  13. Bombastic
    • 夸张的(可以是人) adj.
    • too elaborate; exaggerated
  14. Candid
    • 坦率的 adj.
    • truthful
  15. Capricious
    • 善变的 adj.
    • changeable; fickle
  16. Cherished
    • 被人珍爱的 adj.
    • cared for; firmly-held
  17. cherish
    珍爱、爱护 v.
  18. Cliche
    • 陈腐的说法、俗 adj.  n.
    • over-used expression
  19. Conception
    • 概念 n.
    • 受精 n.
    • 1. beginning of an idea; view.
    • 2. beginning of pregnancy
  20. Convoluted
    • 复杂的、曲折的 adj
    • complicated or long-winded
  21. Credence
    belief
  22. Cryptic
    hidden
  23. Currency
    • 1. widespread acceptance,
    • 2. money
  24. Decorous
    good and correct (used of behavior)
  25. Denunciation
    act of speaking out against
  26. Derailed
    thrown off course
  27. Derivative
    unoriginal
  28. Despotic
    acting like a tyrant
  29. Detritus
    rubbish
  30. Diaphanous
    very thin and transparent
  31. Dictum
    often-used saying
  32. Dilettante
    person who dabbles in the arts
  33. Disdained
    showed contempt for
  34. Dispassionate
    unbiased; fair
  35. Dowager
    an elderly woman of elevate social status
  36. Dubious
    doubtful
  37. Egalitarian
    equal; believer in equality
  38. Elicit
    draw out (used mainly for information or feelings)
  39. Elliptical
    • 1. shaped like an ellipse,
    • 2. indirect
  40. Epitomizes
    acts as a typical example of
  41. Equivocate
    speak ambiguously/vaguely
  42. Evasiveness
    trying to avoid something
  43. Explicitly
    very clear; nothing hidden
  44. Foraging
    searching for food
  45. Hypothetical
    based on guesswork; not proven
  46. Iconoclast
    person who goes against accepted authority
  47. Idiosyncratic
    quirky; unique to an individual
  48. Imponderable
    cannot be understood
  49. Indecorous
    not well-behaved; lacking in dignity
  50. Indigence
    extreme poverty
  51. Inept
    clumsy
  52. Inherent
    inbuilt; genetic
  53. Intricate
    complicated
  54. Irrefutable
    cannot be proved wrong
  55. Jingoism
    using words to stir up exaggerated patriotism
  56. Jubilant
    joyful
  57. Judicious
    fair and equal
  58. Lament
    express regret over something
  59. Loquacious
    talkative; using too many words
  60. Mendicancy
    begging
  61. Metaphorical
    not literal; figurative
  62. Milieu
    environment; surroundings
  63. Mitigated
    made less severe
  64. Nascent
    just begun; in an early stage of development
  65. Nostalgia
    longing for the past
  66. Obtrusive
    easily seen
  67. Orthographical
    concerned with writing and spelling
  68. Ossified
    become fixed and rigid
  69. Ostentatious
    showy
  70. Palpable
    can be felt
  71. Pastoral
    • 1. concerned with the countryside,
    • 2. concerned with the care a pastor gives to someone
  72. Pedestrian
    • 1. boring (adj),
    • 2. person who walks (n)
  73. Perfidy
    treachery; betrayal
  74. Profligacy
    wasteful and immoral behavior
  75. Prohibitive
    very expensive
  76. Prudence
    wisdom; caution
  77. Pugnacious
    aggressive
  78. Purveyor
    one who sells something or causes something to spread
  79. Resonance
    echo
  80. Respite
    break (from work etc.)
  81. Resurgence
    revival
  82. Sparse
    thin; not thick
  83. Stringent
    strict
  84. Succumbing
    giving in to; falling under the influence of
  85. Supercilious
    arrogant
  86. Tenacity
    firmness of purpose
  87. Transcend
    go beyond a limit
  88. Variegated
    multicolored
  89. Venerable
    worthy of respect
  90. Viable
    workable; able to live or grow
  91. Visceral
    • 内脏的 adj。
    • 内心深处的 nadj。
    • concerned with the 'guts'; physical rather than mental
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SAT Vocab 1
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SAT Vocabulary
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