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2 Unit 6 SAT Vocabulary As seen in Jerome Shostak’s Vocabulary Workshop Sadlier-Oxford, 2005

3 anomalous

4 anomalous Adjective: abnormal, irregular Adjective: abnormal, irregular Departing from the usual Departing from the usual Exceptional Exceptional Atypical Atypical Unusual Unusual Aberrant Aberrant

5 aspersion

6 aspersion Noun: a damaging or derogatory statement Noun: a damaging or derogatory statement The act of slandering or defaming The act of slandering or defaming Innuendo Innuendo Calumny Calumny Denigration Denigration

7 bizarre

8 bizarre Adjective: extremely strange, unusual, or atypical Adjective: extremely strange, unusual, or atypical Grotesque Grotesque Fantastic Fantastic Outlandish Outlandish

9 brusque

10 brusque Adjective: abrupt, blunt, with no formalities Adjective: abrupt, blunt, with no formalities Curt Curt Tactless Tactless Ungracious Ungracious Gruff Gruff Rough Rough

11 cajole

12 cajole Verb: Verb: To coax To coax Persuade through flattery or artifice Persuade through flattery or artifice To deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises To deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises Wheedle Wheedle Inveigle Inveigle Soft-soap Soft-soap Sweet-talk Sweet-talk

13 castigate

14 castigate Verb: to punish severely Verb: to punish severely To criticize severely To criticize severely Chastise Chastise Rebuke Rebuke Censure Censure Upbraid Upbraid

15 contrive

16 contrive Verb: to plan with ingenuity Verb: to plan with ingenuity To invent To invent To bring about with a plan or a scheme To bring about with a plan or a scheme Think up Think up Devise Devise Concoct Concoct Fabricate Fabricate

17 demagogue

18 demagogue Noun: a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power Noun: a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power Rabble-rouser Rabble-rouser Firebrand Firebrand

19 disabuse

20 disabuse Verb: to free from deception or error Verb: to free from deception or error Set right in ideas or thinking Set right in ideas or thinking Enlighten Enlighten Set straight Set straight Undeceive Undeceive

21 ennui

22 ennui Noun: weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest Noun: weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest Boredom Boredom Listlessness Listlessness Languor Languor World-weariness World-weariness

23 fetter

24 fetter Noun: A chain or shackle placed on the feet (often plural) Noun: A chain or shackle placed on the feet (often plural) Anything that confines or restrains Anything that confines or restrains Bond or restraint Bond or restraint Verb: to chain or shackle Verb: to chain or shackle To render helpless or impotent To render helpless or impotent Bind or hamper Bind or hamper

25 heinous

26 heinous Adjective: Very wicked Adjective: Very wicked Offensive Offensive Hateful Hateful Evil Evil Odious Odious Abominable Abominable Outrageous Outrageous

27 immutable

28 immutable Adjective: not subject to change Adjective: not subject to change Constant Constant Fixed Fixed Unalterable Unalterable Invariable Invariable Unchangeable Unchangeable

29 insurgent

30 insurgent Noun: One who rebels or rises against authority Noun: One who rebels or rises against authority Adjective: Rising in revolt Adjective: Rising in revolt Refusing to accept authority Refusing to accept authority Rushing in or on Rushing in or on Revolutionary Revolutionary Rebellious Rebellious Mutinous Mutinous

31 megalomania

32 megalomania Noun: a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc. that is far in excess of reality Noun: a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc. that is far in excess of reality Delusions of grandeur Delusions of grandeur

33 sinecure

34 sinecure Noun: A position requiring little or no work Noun: A position requiring little or no work An easy job An easy job Cushy job Cushy job “Plum” “Plum” “No-show” job “No-show” job

35 surreptitious

36 surreptitious Adjective: Stealthy Adjective: Stealthy Secret Secret Intended to escape observation Intended to escape observation Furtive Furtive Covert Covert Clandestine Clandestine Concealed Concealed

37 transgress

38 transgress Verb: To go beyond a limit or boundary Verb: To go beyond a limit or boundary To sin To sin Violate a law Violate a law Overstep Overstep Exceed Exceed Trespass Trespass Err Err

39 transmute

40 transmute Verb: to change from one nature, substance, or form to another Verb: to change from one nature, substance, or form to another Transform Transform Convert Convert Translate Translate Metamorphose Metamorphose

41 vicarious

42 vicarious Adjective: Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another Adjective: Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another Surrogate Surrogate Substitute Substitute Imagined Imagined Secondhand Secondhand

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