Hot Words for the SAT Lesson 3 Flashcards

Formal language
Terms Definitions
hidebound
stubborn
spurious
false; counterfit
amiable
friendly or kind
prosaic
commonplace or dull
adversity
great trouble or difficulty
arrogant
(adj.) overbearing; proud; haughty (-)
Chastise
to punish or scold harshly
Lackluster
lacking vitality, energy, or brightness; boring
turbulence
n. great unrest; turmoil or disorder
Ample
Abundant; plentiful; enough or more than enough
apathetic
adj: indifferent; showing no caring, interest, or concern; lacking emotion
amicable
characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable:
voluble
talking a great deal with ease; gib
malicious
intending to hurt or harm another; spiteful
fastidious
adj. hard to please; dainty in taste.Antonyms: indifferent, indiscriminating, uncareful, uncouth, uncritical, undemanding
berate
to rebuke or scold in a harsh tone
recluse
a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation.
Rant
to talk very loudly , even wildly ; rave
euphony
sound
candor
honestly; sincerity
tentative
hesitant; not definite
toady
a flatterer; a sycophant
profuse
abundant; more than enough
derivative
unoriginal; taken from something already existing
listless
(adj.) lacking interest in something,usually because of illness, fatigue, or general sadness; spiritless
somber
gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted:
insolent
boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; rude
ominous
pertaining to an evil omen; foreboding
presumptuous
too forward or bold; overstepping proper bounds
Grandiloquent
using big and fancy words when speaking for the purpose of impressing others
fastidious
very attentive to detail; hard to please; fussy
superfluous
being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
vindicate
to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like; to afford justification for or justify
saturate
to wet or soak; to totally fill up
repel
to drive or force back (an assailant, invader, etc.).
reticence
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
detrimental
harmful
compliant
yielding, submissive
Detached
(adj.) aloof; indifferent
debacle
a failure or breakdown
intractable
(adjective). unruly; stubborn; unyielding
irrefutable
impossible to disprove; beyond argument
Rebuff
to snub; to bluntly refuse
robust
strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous:
Intimate
v. To suggest; to hint at
prolific
abundant; producing a great deal; fertile
censure
strong or vehement expression of disapproval; an official reprimand, as by a legislative body of one of its members
captious
made for the sake of quarreling, quibbling
impassive
13: Words relating to lacking interest or emotion
resolution
a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group.
pithy
brief and full of meaning and substance; concise
rhetorical
relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect, insincere in expression
usurp
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right:
laconic
using or marked by the use of a minimum of words
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