SAT Exam 'Word of the Day' Set 2


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Consequential (adj) Definition: Following as a result or effect; important or significant.
Endorse (verb) Definition: Declare one's public approval or support of.
Demur (verb) Definition: Raise doubts or objections; show reluctance.
Ectoplasm (noun) Definition: An immaterial or ethereal substance, eps. the transparent corporeal presence of a spirit or ghost.
Frolicsome (adj) Definition: Lively and playful.
Hubris (noun) Definition: Excessive pride or self-confidence.
Impugn (verb) Definition: Dispute the truth, validity or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.
Flag (verb) Definition: Mar (an item) for attention or treatment in a specified way.
Excise (noun) Definition: A tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licenses granted for certain activities.
Defunct (adj) Definition: No longer existing or functioning.
Arboreal (adj) Definition: (chiefly of animals) living in trees.
Pragmatic (adj) Definition: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Onerous (adj) Definition: (of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.
Myopic (adj) Definition: lacking imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight.
Mirth (noun) Definition: amusement, esp. as expressed in laughter.
Maverick (noun) Definition: an unorthodox or independent-minded person.
Itinerant (adj) Definition: traveling from place to place.
Inane (adj) Definition: silly; foolish
Affable (adj) Definition: good-natured and easy to talk to.
Arboreal (adj) Definition: (chiefly of animals) living in trees.
Rectitude (noun) Definition: morally correct behavior or thinking.
Repudiate (verb) Definition: refuse to accept or be associated with.
Serene (adj) Definition: calm and untroubled
Strident (adj) Definition: loud and harsh.
Trove (noun) Definition: a store of valuable things.
Serpentine (adj) Definition: of or like a serpent or snake.
Stymie (verb) Definition: prevent or hinder the progress of.
Sycophant (noun) Definition: A person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
Transient (adj) Definition: lasting only for a short time.
Vignette (noun) Definition: a brief evocative description or episode.
Affluence (noun) Definition: the state of having a great deal of money.
Arcane (adj) Definition: understood by few.
Deleterious (adj) Definition: causing harm or damage
Disingenuous (adj) Definition: not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
Archaic (adj) Definition: very old or old-fashioned.
Avarice (noun) Definition: extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
Bombast (noun) Definition: high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people.
Commandeer (verb) Definition: officially take possession or control of (something), esp. for military purposes.
Convergence (noun) Definition: the process or state of coming together from different directions.
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