SAT Quack Vocab Presentation By: Jonas Cooper and Luke Duross Ornate Part of speech: adjective Definition: excessive, elaborate Synonym: florid Antonym: plain Sentence: The ornate building was designed to resemble a church. Austere Part of speech: Adjective Definition: plain, simple; stern in manner Synonym: strict Antonym: tolerant Sentence: The first settlers lived in austere houses. Cerebral Part of speech: Adjective Definition: Relating to the brain Synonym: intellectual Antonym: dumb Sentence: The judge was very cerebral in the way he held the court case. Incommodious Part of speech: Adjective Definition: lacking in space, uncomfortable Synonym: cramped Antonym: spacious Sentence: The college dorm room was very incommodious to the four students. Noisome Part of speech: Adjective Definition: offensive, disgusting Synonym: noxious Antonym: healthful Sentence: The noisome remark by the student offended the teacher. Cacophony Part of speech: noun Definition: a loud sound; harsh noise Synonym: clamor Antonym: silence Sentence: The band made such a cacophony in their garage that the neighbors called the police. Veritable Part of speech: Adjective Definition: unquestionable, true, actual Synonym: genuine Antonym: fraud Sentence: The old silver dollar was not veritable and was proven counterfeit. V-e-r-b-a-t-i-m Part of speech: adverb Definition: using word for word Synonym: directly Antonym: inexactly Sentence: You can’t copy a article verbatim or you have committed plagiarism Concurrent Part of speech: Adjective Definition: at the same time Synonym: simultaneous Antonym: nonsynchronous Sentence: It is very difficult to work two concurrent jobs at once. Evade Part of speech: verb Definition: to elude or flee Synonym: escape Antonym: succumb Sentence: The thief managed to evade the police for 3 years. Impede Part of speech: verb Definition: to obstruct or interfere with Synonym: block Antonym: assist Sentence: The defender impeded the halfback’s sprint to the end zone. Askew Part of speech: Adverb Definition: crooked, out of place Synonym: strewn Antonym: aligned Sentence: The child’s toys were askew all over the floor. Queue Part of speech: noun Definition: to wait in line Synonym: column Antonym: misplaced Sentence: The family was waiting to receive a movie on their Netflix queue. Torrid Part of speech: Adjective Definition: parched by heat; burning Synonym: burnt Antonym: frozen Sentence: The torrid grass was burned brown by the sun. Trepidation Part of speech: noun Definition: fear or state of anxiety Synonym: terrified Antonym: peace Sentence: The bombing of London left many citizens in a state of trepidation.