SAT Vocabulary: College Panda's 400 Must-Know Words
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SAT Vocabulary: College Panda's 400 Must-Know Words

Test your knowledge of essential SAT vocabulary words with this quiz featuring 400 must-know words, including erratic, secluded, fluctuate, and more. Improve your understanding of complex vocabulary and boost your SAT scores. Practice and review these crucial words to excel in the exam.

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What does the word 'secluded' mean?

Hard to reach, hidden away

What is the opposite of being 'skeptical'?

To believe everything

What does the word 'fluctuate' mean?

To rise and fall irregularly

What does the word 'exalt' mean?

<p>To praise or worship</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the word 'colloquial' mean?

<p>Used in casual conversation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the word 'abrupt' mean?

<p>Sudden, unexpected, without warning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the word 'proxy' mean?

<p>A person authorized to act on behalf of another</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the meaning of the word 'disseminate'?

<p>To spread information widely</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the word 'incredulous' mean?

<p>Unwilling or unable to believe something</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the meaning of the word 'paucity'?

<p>A small amount of something</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the word 'reverence' mean?

<p>A deep respect or admiration for something</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the meaning of the word 'anomaly'?

<p>An oddity or something that is not normal</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Vocabulary Words

  • Erratic: unpredictable, inconsistent, and irregular
  • Secluded: hard to reach, hidden away
  • Fluctuate: to rise and fall irregularly
  • Exalt: to praise, to worship
  • Admonish: to warn or scold someone
  • Abrupt: sudden, unexpected, without warning
  • Content: satisfied
  • Eccentric: uncommon, strange
  • Mired: stuck in mud
  • Colloquial: used in casual conversation
  • Reconcile: settle one's differences, make compatible, bring back to peace
  • Alienate: to cause someone to feel isolated or lonely
  • Distinguish: to tell the difference between
  • Adequate: sufficient, enough, acceptable
  • Contend: to deal with someone or something, to claim or state a belief confidently
  • Skeptical: having doubts
  • Enfranchise: to give the right to vote
  • Sophisticated: having a lot of worldly experience and knowledge, complicated
  • Radical: thorough, complete, extensive, fundamental, essential, revolutionary, extreme
  • Formulate: to create or think up
  • Attest: to confirm or verify
  • Vexing: annoying, irritating
  • Unassuming: humble, low-key
  • Coerce: to pressure or force someone to do something
  • Adept: very skilled at something
  • Eloquent: fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing
  • Austere: plain and without decoration, comforts, or anything extra
  • Dread: to fear, be afraid of
  • Inevitable: unavoidable
  • Stress: to emphasize
  • Spawn: to produce, generate, or create
  • Renounce: to give up, deny, or surrender something
  • Unprecedented: never done or known before

More Vocabulary Words

  • Broach: to bring up a difficult subject for discussion
  • Proxy: a person authorized to act on behalf of another; substitute
  • Detrimental: harmful, damaging
  • Secular: having no religious or spiritual basis
  • Innovative: new and different
  • Tangible: real and able to be shown or touched
  • Disseminate: to spread widely (particularly information)
  • Delegate: to assign a task to another person
  • Apparent: clearly visible or understood; obvious
  • Postulate: to suggest or propose something
  • Speculate: to guess, to form a theory without firm evidence
  • Bazaar: a market selling a large variety of goods
  • Sporadic: scattered, irregular, unpredictable
  • Suffrage: the right to vote
  • Incredulous: unwilling or unable to believe something
  • Idealistic: unrealistically aiming for perfection
  • Conflate: to mix or combine into one (typically ideas)
  • Paucity: poverty, scarcity
  • Ephemeral: temporary, short-lived
  • Prompt: to cause (someone) to take a course of action
  • Reverence: deep respect for someone or something
  • Disparity: a great difference
  • Dispassionate: not influenced by strong emotion, fair-minded
  • Phenomenon: a noteworthy occurrence or situation
  • Boast: to brag, to show off
  • Irksome: irritating, annoying
  • Allude: to suggest or call attention to indirectly, to make a reference to something
  • Omnipotence: having unlimited or great power
  • Provoke: to cause a reaction or emotion (usually anger); to trigger
  • Indulge: to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of
  • Entrenched: firmly established and unlikely to change
  • Inherent: built-in, existing in something as a permanent or essential characteristic
  • Vernacular: everyday informal language, local dialect

Even More Vocabulary Words

  • Inquisition: interrogation, questioning
  • Anecdote: a short personal story
  • Malign: evil in nature, harmful
  • Anomaly: oddity, something that is not normal
  • Inhibit: to hold someone or something back, to suppress, to prevent
  • Mutable: changeable
  • Petty: of little importance, caring too much about trivial matters
  • Avid: passionate about something
  • Invoke: to call on or refer to something
  • Imprudent: foolish, reckless
  • Tenacity: persistence, determination
  • Venerable: respected
  • Authoritarian: enforcing strict obedience to authority

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