Lesson One SAT Words– AP Laying the Foundation Lesson One SAT Words– AP Laying the Foundation

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Lesson One SAT Words AP Laying the Foundation Altruistic to Taciturn Altruistic adj selfless unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others generous Some of the richest people in America are also among the most ID: 772160

subtle verb prodigal altruistic verb subtle altruistic prodigal ambivalent difficult displays discern reluctance lauded speak school superfluous dish manner




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Lesson One SAT Words– AP Laying the Foundation Altruistic to Taciturn

Altruistic adj —self-less; unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; generous Some of the richest people in America are also among the most altruistic; Bill Gates is a case in point.

Ambivalent- ( adj)undecided; having contrary feelings or attitudes I am ambivalent about what college to attend; Virginia has many wonderful options.

Angular— adj lean; sharp corneredAfter being incarcerated, the prisoner’s face appeared gaunt and angular.

Arrogant— adj haughty, proudI can’t believe how arrogant the player was after he won the game; he trounced around the field as if he was invincible.

Aversion– n reluctance, loathing; strong dislikingDonatti used aversion training, demonstrating the results by shocking a hungry rabbit, to get clients to quit smoking.

Discern-v to tell between; differentiate My vision is poor at night and I find it difficult to discern the lines on the roads.

Disdain—n. intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contemptHe had utter disdain for his mother-in-law, which ultimately led to the couple’s divorce.

Disparity—n. inequality; the condition or fact of being unequal There is a disparity of wealth in Ashburn, as evidenced by the varied styles of housing.

Disparage—verb- belittle; deprecate; damage; to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner He disparaged their reputations by posting the pictures of them at the party in the school newspaper.

Embellish-verb to decorate; make beautiful with ornamentation She embellished her handwriting with hearts, circles, and flowers, much to her teacher’s dismay.

Engender—v—to cause; create; to produce Initially the rallies engendered good will among the participants, but eventually, things became rowdy.

Innocuous- adj —harmless, producing no injury, benign I did not mean to offend her; I truly thought my comment was innocuous.

Insipid— adj flavorless; boring; stupid; inaneWhen will we ever get out of this boring and insipid class?The vegetable dish was rather insipid; it begged for salt.

Lament—verb—to mourn, to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner The widow lamented the loss of her husband and dressed in black for ten years.

Laud —verb to praise; to extolThe President was initially lauded for his victories; but lately, he has been criticized repeatedly.

Obscure— adj difficult to see; vagueWe found an obscure reference to my grandfather in a public document at the National Archives.

Ostentatious— adj —showy; pretentiousSome people prefer subtle decorations at Christmas, while others love ostentatious displays.

Prodigal — adjwasteful, a person given to extravaganceThe prodigal son was warmly welcomed, even though he had lost his father’s fortune.

Repudiate —verb to reject; to disown; to disavowIt is said that Chaucer actually repudiated his work, even while others lauded it.

Reticence—n. restraint in Speech; reluctance to speak Her reticence at school is out of character with the personality she displays at home.

Serene— adj — calm; placidThe serene setting was so relaxing, I took a nap.

Revere-verb- to honor; to regard with respect We adults were raised in a time when children revered their elders.

Subtle - adj-delicate; elusive; not obviousI tasted a subtle hint of cinnamon in the prize winning chili dish.

Superfluous — adjbeyond what is needed or required, an overflowTry to weed the superfluous words from your writing; be as direct and precise as you can be .

Taciturn— adj quiet; not verbose He had trouble keeping up a conversation with his blind date; she was too taciturn for him.