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Unformatted text preview: Barrons SAT I Basic Word List BARRONS H O W T O P R E P A R E F O R T H E S A T I 3,500 Basic Word List Word List 1 abase-adroit abase V. / / lower; humiliate. Defeated, Queen Zenobia was forced to abase herself before the conquering Romans, who made her march in chains before the emperor in the procession celebrating his triumph. abasement, N. abash V. / / embarrass. He was not at all abashed by her open admiration. abate V. / / subside; decrease, lessen. Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate. abate ment, N. abbreviate V. / / shorten. Because we were running out of time, the lecturer had to abbreviate her speech. abdicate V. / / renounce; give up. When Edward VIII abdi cated the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world. abduction N. / / kidnapping. The movie Ransom describes the attempts to rescue a multimillionaire's son after the child's abduction by kidnappers. abduct, V. aberrant N. / / abnormal or deviant. Given the aberrant nature of the data, we doubted the validity of the entire experiment. also N. abet V. / / aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage. She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned. abeyance N. / / suspended action. The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival. abhor V. / / detest; hate. She abhorred all forms of bigotry. abhorrence, N. abject ADJ. / / wretched; lacking pride. On the streets of New York the homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in door ways to find shelter from the wind. abjure V. / / renounce upon oath. He abjured his allegiance to the king. abjuration, N. 1 Barrons SAT I Basic Word List ablution N. / / washing. His daily ablutions were accompa nied by loud noises that he humorously labeled &quot;Opera in the Bath.&quot; abnegation N. / / repudiation; self-sacrifice. No act of abne gation was more pronounced than his refusal of any rewards for his discovery. abolish V. / / cancel; put an end to. The president of the col lege refused to abolish the physical education requirement. abolition, N. abominable ADJ. / / detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad. Mary liked John until she learned he was dating Susan; then she called him an abominable young man, with abominable taste in women. aboriginal ADJ. , N. / / being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native. Her studies of the primitive art forms of the aboriginal Indians were widely reported in the scientific journals. aborigines, N....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course BUSINESS 2301 taught by Professor Ken during the Spring '03 term at BUPT.
- Spring '03