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Hot Words for the SAT Clusters Grade 11

CLUSTER WORDS
***These synonymous or almost synonymous words are linked together by their similar meanings and sounds.

peak, summit self-denial plentiful, excessive

• APEX, ZENITH, Acme, • ABSTEMIOUS, ASCETIC, •ABUNDANT, EXORBITANT,


EXALTED, EXEMPLARY, AUSTERE EXTRAVAGANT, LUXURIANT,
PARAGON, PARAMOUNT, PLENTITUDE, PLETHORA,
APEX PROFUSE, PROFUSION,
PROLIFIC, SUMPTUOUS,
SURFEIT, SURFEITED

dodge eager, enthusiastic jail

• ELUDE, EVADE, AVOID, • FERVID, FERVENT, TORRENT, • INTERNMENT,


ESCHEW ARDENT INCARCERATION, IMPRISON

advocate, support indifferent, apathetic passionate, eager

• ENDORSE, ESPOUSE • IMPARTIAL, IMPARTIALITY, • ARDENT, AVID, ZEAL,


IMPASSIVE ZEALOUS
bitter, caustic abrupt, brief convince, pressure

• ACERBIC, ACRID, • BRUSQUE, CONSISE, • CAJOLE, COERCE, COMPEL,


MORDANT, PUNGENT, CURSORY, SUCCINCT, TERSE, COERCE, DURESS
TRENCHANT, PITHY, PERFUNCTORY
ACRIMONIOUS SARCASTIC,
SARDONIC, SATIRICAL

wavering, capricious,
clamor clear, distinct
changing

• FICKLE, FLUCTUATE, • VOCIFEROUS, BOISTEROUS, • CLARIFY, CLARION,


OSCILLATE, VACILLATE, FRACAS PELLUCID, LUCID,
VOLATILE TRANSLUCENT, LIMPID,
LUCID, PALPABLE, PATENT,
PERSPICUOUS, PROMINENT

conspiracy, plot corrupt, wicked, ill-famed unsophisticated


• CONCLAVE, CONCOCT, • DECADENT, DELETERIOUS, • BOOR, BOURGEOISIE,
CONNIVE, CONSPIRACY, DEPRAVED, DERELICT, DIABOLIC, CALLOW, FALLOW,
CONSPIRATORIAL DISSOLUTE,IMPIOUS, INVIDIOUS, UNCOUTH,
MALEVOLENT, MISCREANT, UNENLIGHTEND
RECREANT, MALICIOUS,
SALACIOUS, BLASHPHEMY,
VULGARITY
• INFAMOUS, INIQUITOUS,
INIQUITY, NEFARIOUS,
NOTORIOUS
criticize declare, confirm ragged, worn

• REPRIMAND, REPRISAL, • APPRISE, AVER, ASSERT, • TATTERED, WEATHERED,


REPROACHABLE, ATTEST, CONEDE, DECREPIT, DELAPIDATED
REPROVE, DEBASE, AUTHENTICATE,
DEMEAN, DEPRECATE, CORROBORATE,
DERIDE, DERISION, PROMULGATE, VALIDATE
DEROGATORY, CHIDE,
FLAY, GIBE, MOCK, TAUNT

demise, death differentiate, interpret dilligent, persistent

• CATACLYSM, • APPREHEND, APPRAISE, • INDEFATIGABLE,


CATASTROPHIC ASSESS, DECIPHER, INDUSTRIOUS,
DEDUCE, DESCRY, INDUSTRIOUSLY,
FATHOM, INFER SEDULOUS, STUDIOUS,
PERSISTANCE, DILLIGENCE

idealogical, assertive,
dislike, hate diverse, mixed
doctrinating

• ABHOR, ABOMINATE, • DISPARATE, DIGRESS, • DIDACTIC, DOGMATIC


ADVERSARIES, ADVERSE, DEVIENT, DIVERGENT,
ADVERSITY, AVERSE, DIVERSE, PIEBALD,
ANTAGONISM, PUERILE
ANTAGONISTIC,
ANTIPATHY, DEPLORE,
DEPLORABLE, DESPICABLE
erase, censor exonerate, acquit fake, deceptive

• ERADICATE, EXPURGATE, • EXCULPATE, EXONERATE, • SPECIOUS, SPURIOUS,


EXTIRPATE, OBLITERATE, EXTENTUATE, VINDICATE FICTITIOUS, CHICANERY,
EXPUNGE DUPLICITY, MENDACITY,
FEIGN, FORGED,
FABRICATE, SIMULATE

gather, collect gaunt. emaciated happy, friendly

• CONGREGATE, INTEGRATE • HAGGARD, CADAVEROUS • AFFABLE, AMENABLE,


AMIABLE, CONVIVIAL,
JOVIAL, VIVACIOUS,
HARMONIOUS, JOCOSE,
ECSTATIC, EXULTATION,
JAUNTY, JOCOSE, JOVIAL,
JUBILANT, EBULLIENT

harmful, deadly hereditary, natural keen, shrewd

• BALEFUL, BANEFUL, LETHAL, • INDIGENOUS, INHERENT, • ACUMEN, ACUTELY, ASTUTE,


PERNICIOUS, PRECARIOUS, INNATE, INBORN INGENIOUS, INGENIOUSLY,
Detrimental INGENUITY, INSIGHT,
INTUITIVE, PERCEPTIVE,
PERSPICACIOUS,
PERSPICACITY, PROFOUND,
SAGACIOUS, SAVANT
large, spacious old ornate, decorate

• PRODIGIOUS, • ANTEDILUVIAN, • EMBELLISH, GARNISH


VOLUMINOUS, ANTIQUATED
COMMODIOUS,
CAPACIOUS

mention ponder poverty

• ELICIT, ALLUSION, ALUDE • COGITATE, CONTEMPLATE, • IMPOVERISHED, INDIGENT


RUMINATE, SPECULATE

praise pretentious, arrogant random

• ACCLAIM, ACCOLADE, • Ostentatious, ARROGANCE, • ARBITRARY, DESULTORY,


EXHORT, EXTOL, BUMPTIOUS, POMPOUS, ERRATIC, SPORADIC
VENERABLE, SACREDOTAL SUPERCILIOUS , HAUGHTY
• Prognosis (prediction)

refute remorse, sorrow scatter, disseminate

• CONTRADICTION, COUNTER, • COMPUNCTION, CONTRITE, • DIFFUSE, DISPEL, DISPENSE,


REBUT, REBUTTAL, REFUTE RUEFUL, SCRUPLE DISPERSE, DISSEMINATE,
EMANATE, EMIT, EXUDE
skilled slander, defame small, insignificant

• ADEPT, ADROIT, • DEGENERATE, DESECRATE, • MEAGER, MIMED,


EFFICACIOUS, EXPERTISE EXCORIATE, VITIATE, MINISCULE, MODICUM,
MALEDICTION, MALIGN PAULTRY, PAUCITY, PETTY,
TRIVIAL, DOGGEREL,
BAUBLE

soothe steal stingy, greedy

• ABET, ALLAY, APPEASE, • RAVAGE, RAZE, USURP, • AVARICIOUS, COVETOUS,


ASSUAGE, EMOLLIENT, USURY PARSIMONIOUS, VORACIOUS
MOLLIFY, ALLEVIATE,
AMELIORATE, MITIGATE,
PALLIATE, PROPITIATE,
QUASH, QUELL

stubborn talkative slow, lazy

• CONTUMACIOUS, • GARRULOUS, GREGARIOUS • LANGUID, LANGUISH,


FRACTIOUS, IMPERVIOUS, (social), LOQUACIOUS, SLUGGISH, Lethargic
INCORRIGIBLE, VERBOSE, VOLUBLE
INTRACTABLE, OBDURATE,
OBSTINATE, RECALCITRANT,
REFRACTORY
unclear, concealed unhappy, displeased wealth, luxury

• ABSTRACT, ABSTRUSE, • BELLICOSE, BELLIGERENT, • AFFLUENT, OPULENT


AMBIGUOUS, AMORPHOUS, DISCOMFITURE,
ENIGMATIC, ENSCONCED, DISCONCERTING,
INCONSPICUOUS, DISCONSOLATE,
INDETERMINATE, DISCONTENTED,
INDISTINCT, INSULATE, DISTRAUGHT, DOLEFUL,
INTANGIBLE, OBFUSCATION, DOLOROUS, DOUR
OBLIQUE, OBSCURE, • MAUDLIN, MORBID,
OBTUSE, OPAQUE MOROSE