SAT Adjectives for Flashcards

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reprehensible
blameworthy
harrowing
disressing
ignominious
shameful; disgraceful
jaded
enervated, satiated
incisive
trenchant, acute
savory
piquant, appetizing
onerous
burdensome, arduous
nanscent
incipient, inchoate
peripheral
tangential, marginal
inexorable
relentless, inflexible
puerile
childish, immature
generic
common, nonspecific
guady
garish, flashy
divergent
diverging, different
academic
educationa, speculative
conventional
conservative, normal
nihilistic
meaningless; purposeless
erroneous
incorrect, mistaken, inaccurate
vehement
forceful, emphatic, violent
querulous
carping, captious, petulant
tangible
corporeal, palpable, concretet
resilient
irrrepressible, bouncy, buoyant
redoubtable
formidable, commanding respect
articulate
clear, and effective
exemplary
perfect, ideal, peerless
exorbitant
very high, excessive
indigent
needy, impoverished; needy
ribald
humorously vulgar; wanton, profane
banal
commonplace; obvious and dull
torpid
lazy, lethargic, moving slowly
acute
crucial, critical, sharp, keen
conciliatory
overcoming distrust or hostility; tending to reconcile
ignoble
completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
epicurean
devoted to pleasure; furnishing gratification of the senses
irksome
tedious; causing annoyance, weariness or vexation
salient
pertinent; standing out prominently; conspicuous, highly relevant, prominent
nebulous
lacking definition or definite content; vague
divisive
dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
Ephemeral
lasting a very short time
garrulous
talkative; given to constant, trivial talking
inviolable
safe from violation or assault; invincible
punctilious
strictly observant of the rules; concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions
intuitively
through the senses rather than rational thought; instinctively
cosmopolitan
a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
mercurial
liable to sudden unpredictable change; quick; shrewd
pugnacious
quarrelsome; ready and able to resort to force or violence; combative; belligerent
adamant
not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
affability
a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to); cordiality; gracefulness
Credulous
ready to believe on slight or uncertain evidence
obsequious
servile; ready to fall in to the wishes or will of another
antediluvian
very old; of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood
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