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SAT Hit Parade 11 – 63 Words

enigma

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

pious

having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

conciliate

gain the good will of or cause to be more favorably inclined

superficial

of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

flagrant

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

extraneous

not belonging to that in which it is contained

tranquility

an untroubled state that is free from disturbances

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

inevitable

incapable of being avoided or prevented

disparage

express a negative opinion of

virtue

the quality of doing what is right

advocate

a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

antagonism

an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

coalesce

fuse or cause to come together

authentic

not counterfeit or copied

exemplary

worthy of imitation

lax

without rigor or strictness

dissent

a difference of opinion

vacillate

be undecided about something

resolute

firm in purpose or belief

diligent

quietly and steadily persevering in detail or exactness

solitude

a state of social isolation

acquiesce

agree or express agreement

desecrate

violate the sacred character of a place or language

authoritarian

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

frivolous

not serious in content or attitude or behavior

disparity

inequality or difference in some respect

discern

detect with the senses

adversary

someone who offers opposition

facilitate

make easier

heresy

a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion

dubious

fraught with uncertainty or doubt

discord

lack of agreement or harmony

hinder

be an obstacle to

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

resignation

the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession

dogmatic

pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

belittle

cause to seem less serious

repress

conceal or hide

inadvertent

happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

irrational

not consistent with or using reason

tentative

hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

exhaustive

performed comprehensively and completely

didactic

instructive, especially excessively

vilify

spread negative information about

servile

submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

provocative

serving or tending to excite or stimulate

incessant

uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

contempt

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

fanatic

a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm

scrutinize

examine carefully for accuracy

perceptive

of or relating to awareness via the senses

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

slander

words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

infer

conclude by reasoning

articulate

express or state clearly

deplete

use up, as resources or materials
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