SAT Vocabulary by dffhrtcv3

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									SAT
Vocabulary

Group 9
          Group 9
                       ambiguous
          Word 1
                                       [am BIG yew us]
                                              adjective
 having more than one meaning; unclear,
 uncertain
     Synonyms: cryptic, ______, ______
     Antonyms: clear, ______, _______
     Derivations: ambiguity, ambiguously, ambiguousness

  Finding an answer to an ambiguous test question is
    frustrating since more than one answer can be
    correct.
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          Word 2
                      amiable
                                             [A mee uh bul]
                                                   adjective
 friendly, sociable, and congenial; civil and
  urbane
     Synonyms: good natured, ______, _____
     Antonyms: unfriendly, ______, _____
     Derivations: amiableness, amiably, amicability,
      amiability

  She was blessed with having an amiable friend who was
   always good-natured and obliging.
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           Word 3          crass

                                                     [KRASS]
                                                 adjective
 coarse, crude, and unrefined


     Synonyms: vulgar, ______, _____
     Antonyms: refined, ______, _____
     Derivations: crassly, crassness, crassitude

  Using foul language in front of your mother is crass.
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         Word 4        discursive

                                           [deh SKUR siv]
                                                 adjective
 rambling, moving from one topic to another
 randomly

     Synonyms: broad, ______, _____
     Antonyms: concise, ______, _____
     Derivations: discursion, discursively, discursiveness

  His discursive speech was hard to follow.
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           Word 5         docile

                                                      [DOS ul]
                                                     adjective
 easily managed, obedient, passive


     Synonyms: amenable, ______, _____
     Antonyms: unruly, ______, _____
     Derivations: docible, docibility, docilely, docility

  The dog was docile until the doorbell rang.
          Group 9
          Word 6         estrange
                                          [eh STRANJ ]
                                                   verb
 to alienate, to separate


     Synonyms: to wean, ______, _____
     Antonyms: to unite, ______, _____
     Derivations: estranged, estrangedness, estrangement

  The necessity to travel in his business may estrange
    him from his family for a short period of time.
          Group 9
          Word 7           exonerate
                                          [ig ZON uh rate]
                                                      Verb
 to free from blame, obligation, or responsibility;
  to exculpate

     Synonyms: to absolve, ______, _____
     Antonyms: to convict, ______, _____
     Derivations: exonerated, exoner, exoneration

  I need your testimony to exonerate me from this charge.
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           Word 8             gratuitous
                                         [gruh TOO eh tus]
                                                   adjective
 Given freely, unwarranted
     Synonyms: superflous, ______, _____
     Antonyms: demanded, ______, _____
     Derivations: gratis, gratuitousness, gratuital,
      gratuitously

  I resent your gratuitous comments because no one asked
     for them.
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          Word 9
                     hypothesize
                                      [high POTH eh size]
                                                      verb
 To reach a conclusion based on an assumption
 or something not proven
     Synonyms: theorize, ______, _____
     Antonyms: prove, ______, _____
     Derivations: hypothesized, hypothesis, hypotheses,
      hypothetical, hypothetically

  Before you can begin your experiment, you should
   hypothesize about the possible outcome.
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            Word 10        indignation
                                              [in dig NAY shun]
                                                            noun
 Anger as a result of something unjust
      Synonyms: fury, ______, _____
     Antonyms: serenity, ______, _____
     Derivations: indignant, indignantly, indignance, indignify,
      indignities

  I have much indignation about the light sentence given to
     the man who ran over my child.
          Group 9
          Word 11
                            induce
                                                in DOOS
                                                     verb

 to bring on or to bring about
     Synonyms: to cause , ______, _____
     Antonyms: to impede, ______, _____
     Derivations: induced, inducement, inducing, inducer

  His personality changes were induced by drugs.
            Group 9
            Word 12
                             intractable
                                           [in TRAK tuh bul]
                                                    adjective
 stubborn, difficult to manage


     Synonyms: headstrong , ______, _____
     Antonyms: manageable, ______, _____
     Derivations: intractability, intractableness, intractably

  The intractable child was a discipline problem in every
    class.
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            Word 13           introspective

                                              [in truh SPEK tiv]
                                                       adjective
 The quality of examining one’s own mind or
 thoughts
     Synonyms: reflective, ______, _____
     Antonyms: negligent, ______, _____
     Derivations: introspect,introspection,introspectively

     I must be very introspective before I make my decision.
           Group 9
           Word 14
                                lucid
                                                    [LOO sid]
                                                    adjective
 easily understood, mentally sound

     Synonyms: perspicuous, ______, _____
     Antonyms: obscure, ______, _____
     Derivations: lucidity, lucidly, lucideness

  His lucid remarks helped everyone understand the new
    tax codes.
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          Word 15
                        meticulous
                                       [muh TIK yuh lus]
                                               adjective
 Taking great care

     Synonyms: punctilious, ______, _____
     Antonyms: careless, ______, _____
     Derivations: meticulously, meticulousness

  I am usually very meticulous in completing my
     assignments.
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            Word 16
                           misanthrope
                                             [MIS un thrope]
                                                         noun
 A hater of mankind
   Synonyms: misanthropist, ______, _____
   Antonyms: philanthropist, ______, _____
   Derivations: misanthropy, misanthropic,
    misanthropically, misanthropical, misanthropism,
    misanthropize

      Hopefully, nuclear arms will never fall into the hands of
       a misanthrope.
           Group 9
           Word 17          munificent

                                          [myoo NIF eh sent]
                                                    adjective
 very generous or giving
     Synonyms: benevolent, ______, _____
     Antonyms: parsimonious, ______, _____
     Derivations: munificence, munificency, munificently,
      munificentness

     The munificent gift to the school was appreciated by all
      the students.
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           Word 18
                           plagiarize
                                                 [PLAY guh rize]
                                                          verb
 To steal and to use another’s writing as one’s own

      Synonyms: copy, ______, _____
      Antonyms: to originate, ______, _____
      Derivations: plagiarism, plagiarist, plagiaristic,
       plagiary

      Teachers are always on the lookout for materials in
       themes that are plagiarized.
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           Word 19
                          profuse
                                              [pruh FYOOS]
                                                   adjective
 extravagantly abundant, flowing freely
     Synonyms: lavish, ______, _____
     Antonyms: meager, ______, _____
     Derivations: profusely, profuseness, profusion,
      profusive, profusively

     Cutting that artery will produce profuse bleeding.
       Group 9
       Word 20
                  recluse
                                      [REK loos]
                                              noun
 A person who lives in solitude; a hermit
   Synonyms: hermit, ______, _____
   Antonyms: cosmopolitan, ______, _____

   Derivations: reclusive, reclusion



     Howard Hughes is the most famous recluse
      of the century.
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       Word 21
                  sated                     [SAY ted]
                                                 Verb

 Satisfied fully; indulged to excess
    Synonyms: gorged, ______, _____
    Antonyms: ravenous, ______, _____

    Derivations: sate, satiate, satiated, satiation



      He was quite sated after finishing the
       seven-course meal.
 Group 9
 Word 22
                stupefy
                                 [STOO puh fie]
                                          Verb

 To dull the senses as to put into a stupor
    Synonyms: dull, ______, _____
    Antonyms: excite, ______, _____

    Derivations: stupefyingly



      That boring lecture would stupefy
       anyone with intelligence.
Group 9
Word 23     terse                  [TERS]
                                  Adjective

 Concise
    Synonyms: succinct, ______, _____
    Antonyms: long-winded, ____, _____

    Derivations: tersely, terseness



 The president gave a terse statement
  dismissing the charges of the opposing
  party.
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      Word 24
                  transient         [TRAN shunt]
                                       Adjective

 Quick passing; fleeting
   Synonyms: transitory , ______, _____
   Antonyms: everlasting , ______, _____

   Derivations: transience, transiently,
    transcience

     The moment of happiness she enjoyed was
      merely transient; soon she was depressed
      again.
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    Word 25
                 virtuoso            [vur choo OH so]
                                               Noun

 One skilled in the fine arts as an accomplished
  musician
   Synonyms: expert, ______, _____

   Antonyms: beginner, ______, _____

   Derivations: virtuosity



  Having played with some of the greatest
   symphonies in the world, he was known as a
   virtuoso.

								
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