SAT Vocab A #4

  1. apocryphal
    (adj) of doubtful authenticity; counterfeit
  2. capitulate
    (v) surrender; to cease resisting
  3. derogatory
    (adj) tending to lower in estimation; degrading
  4. embroil
    (v) to involve in a quarrel
  5. forlorn
    (adj) deserted; left alone and neglected; unhappy
  6. galvanize
    (v) around suddenly; to startle
  7. nomenclature
    (n) a systematic naming in an art of science
  8. philander
    (v) to engage in love affairs casually; to flirt
  9. pragmatic
    (adj) practical; opinionated; concerned with actual practice rather than with theory or speculation
  10. retribution
    (n) punishment; payback
  11. sanguine
    (adj) ruddy; helpful, warm; cheerful
  12. sardonic
    (adj) scornful; mocking, cynical
  13. saturnalia
    (n) originally a Roman holiday (December 17); now applied to unrestrained celebration; an orgy
  14. temporize
    (v) to compromise in order to gain time; to stall or delay
  15. vicarious
    (adj) taking the place of another; experiences through sympathetic participation in the experience of another
Card Set
SAT Vocab A #4
SAT Vocabulary A #46-60