SAT Words I

  1. candid
    completely honest; straightforward

    Candace's candidates overwhelmed her business colleagues, who were not used to such honesty.
  2. conjecture
    inference; guesswork

    At this point, Kimaya's hypothesis about single-cell biorhytms is sitll conjecture: She doesn't have conclusive evidence.
  3. didactic

    The tapes were entertaining and didactic; they both amused and instructed children.
  4. euphemism
    a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term

    "To pass away" is a common euphemism for dying.
  5. extrapolate
    to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information

    Seeing the wrecked bike and his daughter's skinned knees, Heath extrapolated that she had had a biking accident.
  6. incoherent
    lacking cohestion or connection

    Maury's sentences were so incoherent that nobody understood a word.
  7. insinuate
    to imply or communicate steathily

    Sean insinuated that Grace stole the arsenic, but he never came out and said it.
  8. lucid
    easily understood; clear

    Our teacher provides lucid explanations of even the most difficult concepts so that we can all understand them.
  9. rhetoric
    the art of using language effectively and persuasively

    Since they are expected to make speeches, most politicians and lawyers are well-versed in the art of rhetoric.
  10. acumen
    quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight

    Judge Ackerman's legal acumen was so well regarded that he was nicknamed the "Solomon of the South."
  11. adroit
    dexterous; deft

    An adroit balloon-animal maker, Adrianna became popular at children's parties.
  12. ascertain
    to find out, as through investigation or experimentation

    The private investigator had long suspected my dog; before long, he ascertained that Toto was indeed the murderer.
  13. astute
    shrewd; clever

    Stewart is financially astute; he invests wisely and never falls for scams.
  14. circumspect
    careful; prudent; discreet

    Ned's circumspect manner makes him a wise appointment to the diplomatic corps.
  15. disseminate
    to scatter widely; as in sowing seed

    The news about Dave's embarrassing moment at the party disseminated quickly through the school; by the end of the day, everyone knew what had happened.
  16. erudition
    deep, extensive learning

    Professor Rudy's erudition was such that she could answer any question her students put to her.
  17. husbandry
    the application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding

    After years of practicing animal husbandry, Marsha's husband was able to create a breed of dog that actually walked itself.
  18. pedantic
    excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules

    Pedro's pedantic tendencies prompted him to remind us constantly of all the grammatical rules we were breaking.
  19. perspicacious
    shrewd; clear-sighted

    Persephone's perspicacious mind had solved so many cases that the popular private investagator was able to retire.
  20. pragmatic

    Never one fo rwild and unrealistic schemes, Matt took a pragmatic approach to research.
  21. precocious
    exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptittude or maturity

    Bobby Fisher's precocious intellect made him one of the world's best chess players before he could even drive.
  22. prospectus
    formal proposal

    Before writing my thesis, I had to submit a detailed prospectus to the department for approval.
  23. rudimentary
    basic; elementary; in the earliest stages of development
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SAT Words I
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