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March 26, 2012

20 SAT Vocabulary Words You Absolutely Must Know

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20 SAT Words You Absolutely Must Know

 

terse – brief; to the point; not using many words

 

ambivalent – not able to make up one’s mind; not sure; vacillating between two choices

 

disparage – say something not nice about someone or something; criticize

 

mitigate – soften; lessen the severity

 

advocate – speak or work on someone’s behalf

 

underscore – underline; highlight; reinforce

 

aesthetic – having to do with beauty or physical appeal

 

pragmatic – practical

 

undermine – make things worse for someone; weaken the floor under someone

 

analogy – form of comparison (hand is to glove like head is to hat)

 

anecdote – a brief, personal little story, often mildly amusing

 

credible – believable

 

idiosyncrasy (idiosyncratic) – quirks; individual odd way of doing something

 

plausible – possible

 

condescension (condescending) – looking down on someone; talking to someone as if he is inferior

 

indifferent – not caring; makes no difference

 

atypical – not typical

 

demise – death

 

contemporary – happening at the same time as something else; someone who lived at the same time as someone else

 

peril – danger

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