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100 Top SAT Words

99 words

December 23, 2009 By Vince Puzick (Colorado Springs, CO)



become less in amount or intensity



give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations



a state or condition markedly different from the norm



choose not to consume



a state of misfortune or affliction



concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste



characterized by friendship and good will


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com/lists/23400 Page 2 of 13 .vocabulary. brusque marked by rude or peremptory shortness http://www. anachronistic chronologically misplaced 9. boisterous full of rough and exuberant animal spirits 14. brazen unrestrained by convention or propriety 15.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 8. bias a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation 13. asylum a shelter from danger or hardship 11. benevolent showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity 12.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. arid lacking sufficient water or rainfall 10.100 Top SAT Words .

com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 16. camaraderie the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability 17. compromise Page 3 of 13 http://www.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. clairvoyant someone who has the power of clairvoyance 21. collaborate work together on a common enterprise of project 22. capacious large in capacity 19.100 Top SAT Words . compassion a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering 23. capitulate surrender under agreed conditions 20.com/lists/23400 . canny showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others 18.vocabulary.

Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. conditional imposing or depending on or containing a condition 26. convergence the act of converging (coming closer) 28.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM an accommodation in which both sides make concessions 24. demagogue a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices 30. digression a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern) http://www. deleterious harmful to living things 29.100 Top SAT Words .com/lists/23400 Page 4 of 13 . condescending (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension 25.vocabulary. conformist someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters) 27.

com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 31.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. divergent tending to move apart in different directions 35. empathy understanding and entering into another's feelings 36. ephemeral anything short-lived. diligent quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness 32.vocabulary. as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form http://www. emulate strive to equal or match.100 Top SAT Words .com/lists/23400 Page 5 of 13 . especially by imitating 37. discredit the state of being held in low esteem 33. enervating causing debilitation 38. disdain lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike 34.

fortitude strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage 45. fortuitous occurring by happy chance 46. extenuating partially excusing or justifying 42.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 39. refraining from acting 44.vocabulary.com/lists/23400 Page 6 of 13 . exemplary worthy of imitation 41. evanescent tending to vanish like vapor 40. foster providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties http://www.100 Top SAT Words . florid elaborately or excessively ornamented 43. forbearance a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.

hedonist someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures 52.100 Top SAT Words . overfamiliar through overuse 50. impute Page 7 of 13 http://www. frugal avoiding waste 49. hackneyed repeated too often. hypothesis a tentative insight into the natural world.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 47. impetuous characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation 54. haughty having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy 51.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.com/lists/23400 .vocabulary. a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena 53. fraught filled with or attended with 48.

com 1/17/12 9:27 PM attribute or credit to 55.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. inevitable incapable of being avoided or prevented 57. intrepid invulnerable to fear or intimidation 58. intuitive spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency 59. longevity the property of being long-lived http://www.com/lists/23400 Page 8 of 13 .vocabulary. inconsequential lacking worth or importance 56. lobbyist someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer 61. jubilation a feeling of extreme joy 60.100 Top SAT Words .

perfidious tending to betray.vocabulary. opulent rich and superior in quality 65.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. ostentatious intended to attract notice and impress others 67. nonchalant marked by blithe unconcern 64. pragmatic concerned with practical matters http://www.100 Top SAT Words .com/lists/23400 Page 9 of 13 . parched dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight 68. orator a person who delivers a speech or oration 66. especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans 69.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 62. mundane found in the ordinary course of events 63.

pretentious making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction 72. prosperity the condition of prospering. querulous habitually complaining http://www. prosaic lacking wit or imagination 74. provocative serving or tending to provoke.100 Top SAT Words . excite. marked by sound judgment 77. having good fortune 75.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. precocious characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude) 71. or stimulate.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 70.vocabulary. stimulating discussion or exciting controversy 76. prudent careful and sensible. procrastinate postpone doing what one should be doing 73.com/lists/23400 Page 10 of 13 .

com/lists/23400 .Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. rancorous showing deep-seated resentment 79. restrained under restraint 83. scrutinize Page 11 of 13 http://www. reverence a feeling of profound respect for someone or something 84.100 Top SAT Words . seeking solitude 80. reclusive withdrawn from society. sagacity the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations 85. reconciliation the reestablishing of cordial relations 81.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 78.vocabulary. renovation the act of improving by renewing and restoring 82.

submissive inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination 89.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification 86. or being on or near the surface 92. desired.com/lists/23400 Page 12 of 13 .Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. spontaneous said or done without having been planned or written in advance 87. superfluous more than is needed. substantiate establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts 90. spurious plausible but false 88.vocabulary.100 Top SAT Words . subtle difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze 91. affecting. superficial of. or required http://www.

transient lasting a very short time 97.Vocabulary List : Vocabulary. taking pains to avoid being observed 94.com 1/17/12 9:27 PM 93. vindicate show to be right by providing justification or proof 99.100 Top SAT Words .com/lists/23400 Page 13 of 13 . tenacious stubbornly unyielding 96. tactful having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others 95. surreptitious marked by quiet and caution and secrecy. venerable profoundly honored 98.com All Rights Reserved. · Home · How It Works · Blog · Help · Terms of Use http://www.vocabulary. wary marked by keen caution and watchful prudence Copyright © 2011 Vocabulary.

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