Ages

16+

Advanced vocabulary development

PSAT
9

SAT
9

GRE
9

Word list 1
Group 1

Notes

Abhor

hate

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Bigot

narrow-minded, prejudiced person

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Counterfeit

fake; false

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Enfranchise

give voting rights

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Hamper

hinder; obstruct

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Kindle

to start a fire

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Noxious

harmful; poisonous; lethal

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Placid

calm; peaceful

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Remuneration

payment for work done

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Talisman

lucky charm

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Group 2

Notes

Abrasive

rough; coarse; harsh

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Bilk

cheat; defraud

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Covert

hidden; undercover

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Engender

cause

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Hangar

storage area (like garage) for a plane

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Knotty

complex; difficult to solve

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Nuance

something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

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Plagiarism

taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas

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Renown

fame

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Tangent

going off the main subject

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.. Plaudit statement giving strong praise ............. Nuzzle cuddle........... Plaintiff petitioner (in court of law) ......................................................... bringers of warnings ......................................................... Labyrinthine complicated... late......................................................... Enhance improve........................Group 3 Notes Abasement humiliation. Harangue noisy.. Group 4 Notes Abrogate cancel........ Nullify to counter...................................... attacking speech .................................................. make unimportant ..... mystery ................. Harbingers indicators............ Enigma puzzle.................majortests......... Reprehensible shameful............ Credible believable ..... Billowing swelling................................................. overdue................... Replete full .. Tardy slow............ degradation ................. Blasphemy speech which offends religious sentiments ............................................................................................com/word-lists Page 2 of 5 ........................ very bad ............................................................................. highly convoluted ............................................................................................................... delayed ................. repeal ........ Labyrinth a maze ......... fluttering................................... deny. Tangible can be touched . shrink away from .............................. snuggle .... waving .......... make better or clearer .............................................. Cower recoil in fear or servility......... More word lists and tips at http://www...................................................................

.................... postponement of a sentence . eschew ........................................................................................................................................com/word-lists Page 3 of 5 ................. Obdurate stubborn ................. Laceration a cut .................... release .. Ensconce establish firmly in a position ......... Reprieve a respite.................................... Haughtiness arrogance....................................... pride ....... Creditable praiseworthy .................................... Group 6 Notes Abstain desist...... Plethora an excess ........... Repudiate shun......Group 5 Notes Absolution forgiveness.................... Tawdry of little value...... Obfuscate deliberately make something difficult to understand ................. rush ................................................................................................. gaudy ...................................................................................... Lachrymose tearful....... go without....... ruined ............. ready to believe anything .... accelerate............................. Plausible can be believed............... More word lists and tips at http://www...... Enshroud cover ......................................... destroyed.................................................... withdraw ............................................... Blighted damaged............ pardon. Hasten hurry.................................................................majortests...................... reasonable ........ Tedium boredom .......................... sad ........................................................ Credulous gullible.......................... Blatant obvious ............

.. Laconic using few words. Objective unbiased....................................................................................... slanting ...................... Headstrong stubborn........ Enunciation clear pronunciation.......... accent............... Group 8 Notes Abstruse difficult to understand................ Blunderbuss 1............................... obscure .... Plumage feathers of a bird .............. to the point ................ refraining from indulging .............................. pleasure-seeking ....................................................................................Group 7 Notes Abstemious self denying.........................................................................................com/word-lists Page 4 of 5 ............... repeal ........................................ willful ................................ not stubborn ........ 2..... Resignation acceptance of fate ....... bland ........................ ancient weapon (type of gun)............................... resolute............................................. Tenacious stubborn.............. articulation ....... Pliable flexible..................................................................................... shy away . carefree ...................................... Crepuscular active at dawn and dusk ...... soften .. Temper to moderate.................................. not subjective ........ Cringe recoil..... Oblique indirect.......... Blithe free-spirited.............................. flinch... More word lists and tips at http://www....................................... Envenom to cause bitterness and bad feeling ............. a clumsy person .... Rescind retract........................................................ brief...........majortests................... Hedonism self indulgence....... monotonous.. holding firm to a purpose ....... Lackluster dull.........

............... Heed listen to .... Tenuous flimsy...................... eradicate ........................ pompous language ................... Tentative not certain ....... Hedonist a pleasure seeker ...............................................................................com/word-lists Page 5 of 5 ........................... Resonant echoing ............................................................................................................................................... Bolster support..................... Obliterate destroy....... Epicure someone who appreciates good food and drink ............................................................... not solid .............................................. give in to ............................................................................................Group 9 Notes Accolade tribute........... enigmatic ......... Cryptic puzzling............................ praise .............................................................................. demolish...... spoof ... Group 10 Notes Acquiesce to agree to............................................................... More word lists and tips at http://www. Bombast arrogant.............................................................. Lampoon ridicule........................... Lamentation expression of regret or sorrow .. Podium raised platform ...................... Resolution determination ................ honor............... Oblivious totally unaware ..... Plummet fall suddenly and steeply .............. Ephemeral short-lived ................................ Curtail cut short ...........................................majortests. prop up ..........................

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