SAT Words II

  1. conciliatory
    appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile

    After arguing endlessly with them for weeks, Connie switched to a more conciliatory tone with her parents once prom season arrived.
  2. credible
    capable of being believed; plausible

    The shocking but credible report of mice in the kitchen kept Eddie up all night.
  3. exonerate
    to free from blame

    Xena was exonerated of all charges.
  4. incontrovertible
    indisputable; not open to question

    The videotape of the robbery provided incontrovertible evidence against the suspect- he was obviously guilty.
  5. indict
    to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime
  6. litigious
    prone to engage in lawsuits
  7. partisan (adj.)
    devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
  8. parity
    equality, as in amount, status, or value

    antonym; disparity
  9. rectitude
    moral uprightness; righteousness
  10. remiss
    lax in attending to duty; negligent
  11. repudiate
    to reject the validity of authority of
  12. sanctimonious
    feigning piety or righteousness
  13. scrupulous
    principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting
  14. solicitous
  15. sophistry
    plausible but misleading or fallacious argument
  16. substantiate
    to support with proof or evidence; verify
  17. veracity
    adherence to the truth; truthfulness
  18. vindicate
    to free from blame
  19. cajole
    to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery
  20. chicanery
  21. obsequious
    fawning and servile
  22. sycophant
    insincere, obsequious flatterer
  23. altruism
    unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
  24. eminent
    distinguished; prominent
  25. empathy
    identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
  26. extol
    to praise highly
  27. laudatory
    full of praise
  28. magnanimous
    courageously or generously noble in mind and heart
  29. philanthropic
    humanitarian; benevolent; relating to monetary generosity
  30. reciprocate
    to mutually take or give; to respond in kind
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SAT Words II