SAT Words Wk 1

  1. cadid
    completely honest, straightforward
  2. conjecture
    inference; guesswork
  3. didactic
  4. euphemism
    a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term
  5. extrapolate
    to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information
  6. incoherent
    lacking cohesion or connection
  7. insinuate
    to imply or communicate stealthily
  8. lucid
    easily understood; clear
  9. rhetoric
    the art of using language effectively and persuasively
  10. acumen
    quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight
  11. adroit
    dexterous; deft
  12. ascertain
    to find out, as through investigation or experimentation
  13. astute
    shrewd; clever
  14. circumspect
    careful; prudent; discreet
  15. disseminate
    to scatter widely, as in sowing seed
  16. erudition
    deep, extensive learning
  17. husbandry
    the application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding
  18. pedantic
    excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules
  19. perspicacious
    shrewd; clear-sighted
  20. pragmatic
  21. precocious
    exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or maturity
  22. prospectus
    formal proposal
  23. rudimentary
    basic, elementary; in the earliest stages of development
  24. abstruse
    difficult to understand
  25. callous
    emotionally hardened; unfeeling
  26. convoluted
    intricate; complex
  27. enigma
    a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
  28. inscrutable
    difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
  29. reticent
    inclined to keep silent; reserved
  30. staid
    unemotional; serious
  31. arcane
    known or understood by only a few
  32. assimilate
    to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar
  33. autonomy
    independence; self-determination
  34. cosmopolitan
    worldly; widely sophisticated
  35. derivative (n)
    something that comes from another source
  36. eutourage
    a group of attendants or associates; a retinue
  37. esoteric
    intended for or understood by only a small group
  38. gaffe
    a clumsy social error; a faux pas
  39. idiosyncrasy
    characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
  40. insular
    isolated; narrow or provincial
  41. orthodox
    adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion
  42. potentate
    one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch
  43. castigate
    to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
  44. censure
    to issue official blame
  45. denounce
    to condemn openly
  46. reclusive
    seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
  47. relinquish
    to retire from; give up or abandon
  48. renounce
    to give up (a title, etc.) especially by formal announcement
  49. vituperative
    marked by harshly abusive condemnation
  50. circumscibe
    to draw a circle around; to restrict
  51. contiguous
    sharing an edge or boundary; touching
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SAT Words Wk 1
SAT Words Wk 1