SAT Vocabulary List 5 by byrnetown72

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									SAT Vocabulary                                      Name: ___________________________________
List 5                                              _____/5 Vocab points _____/5 Grammar points
Use each of the following words in a COMPLETE sentence that CLEARLY ILLUSTRATES its
meaning. Also be sure to use it as the indicated part of speech

1. ABHOR (verb):               to loathe, hate, or detest
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2. BANTER (noun):              playful conversation
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3. CALUMNY (noun):             false and malicious accusation, slander, or verbal attack
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4. DEBAUCH (verb):             to corrupt, seduce from virtue or duty; indulge
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5. EDIFY (verb):               to instruct morally and spiritually
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6. FALLACIOUS (adj):           wrong, unsound, illogical
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7. GAUNT (adj):                thin and bony
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8. HASTEN (verb):              to hurry, or speed up
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9. ILLICIT (adj):              illegal, improper
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10. JINGOISM (noun):           extreme nationalism characterized by overzealousness to go to war
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11. LACONIC (adj):            using few words
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12. MALADY (noun):             illness
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13. NEGLIGENT (adj):            careless, inattentive
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14. OBSEQIOUS (adj):            overly submissive, brownnosing
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15. PALL (noun):                a covering that darkens or obscures
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16. QUERY (noun):               question
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17. RANCID (adj):               spoiled, rotten
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18. SALLOW (adj):               sickly yellow in color
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19. TANGENTIAL (adj):           digressing, diverting, turning aside from the main point
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20. UNAVAILING (adj):           hopeless, useless
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21. VAPID (adj):                tasteless, dull, lacking spirit or liveliness
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22. WAYWARD (adj):              erratic, unrestrained, reckless
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23. ZOOLOGIST (noun):           scientist who studies animals
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24. ABJECT (adj):               miserable, pitiful
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25. BASTION (noun):             fortress, stronghold, fortified position
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