67 Words Anyone Taking A Standardized Test Should Know – 67 Words

adjunct

something added to another thing but not essential to it

itinerant

traveling from place to place to work

egress

the act or means of going out

variegated

having a variety of colors

congenial

suitable to your needs

extol

praise, glorify, or honor

placate

cause to be more favorably inclined

altruistic

showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

recalcitrant

stubbornly resistant to authority or control

banal

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

browbeat

discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner

choleric

characterized by anger

garrulous

full of trivial conversation

ostentatious

intended to attract notice and impress others

pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning

sanctimonious

excessively or hypocritically pious

tenacious

stubbornly unyielding

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

flag

a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

gaunt

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

repugnant

offensive to the mind

revile

spread negative information about

deleterious

harmful to living things

insipid

lacking interest or significance or impact

brig

two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts

plight

a situation from which extrication is difficult

assail

attack someone physically or emotionally

corpulent

excessively fat

founder

a person who establishes some institution

impasse

a situation in which no progress can be made

mar

render imperfect

repudiate

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

robust

sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

deft

skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

penurious

excessively unwilling to spend

salve

a preparation applied externally as a soothing remedy

hackneyed

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

hoary

having gray or white hair as with age

posterity

all future generations

absolve

grant remission of a sin to

contrition

sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

obdurate

stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

penitent

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

cumulative

increasing by successive addition

oration

an instance of formal speaking

quibble

evade the truth of a point by raising irrelevant objections

squalid

foul and run-down and repulsive

evanescence

the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight

mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

rout

an overwhelming defeat

livid

furiously angry

opulent

rich and superior in quality

tome

a large and scholarly book

virtuoso

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

imperious

having or showing arrogant superiority

capricious

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

rancorous

showing deep-seated resentment

staid

characterized by dignity and propriety

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

tryst

a secret rendezvous, especially between lovers

impervious

not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

languid

lacking spirit or liveliness

tepid

moderately warm

felicity

pleasing and appropriate manner or style

paramount

having superior power and influence

venerate

regard with feelings of respect and reverence
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