June Word List 2017

Having a go again at my word list. I found some new ones in my new SAT book, so it's really important to know those ones.


acumenthe ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain
lupine - a plant of the pea family, with deeply divided leaves and tall, colorful, tapering spikes of flowers.
adumbrated - report or represent in outline; indicate faintly; foreshadow/symbolize
Phoebus - a personification of the sun
phaetons - a light, open, four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage
lyre - a stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp with strings fixed to a crossbar, used especially in ancient Greece.
Polyhymnia - the Greek Muse of sacred song.
savant - a learned person, especially a distinguished scientist.
quoit - a ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as near as possible to an upright peg.
decant - gradually pour (liquid, typically wine or a solution) from one container into another, especially without disturbing the sediment
espy - to catch sight of
abhorrent - inspiring disgust and loathing
alacrity - brisk and cheerful readiness
elocution - the skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation and articulation.
boisterous - noisy, energetic, and cheerful
constable - a peace officer with limited policing authority
resplendent - attractive and impressive through being richly colorful or sumptuous
destitute - without the basic necessities of life; poor
incongruous - not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something
affronted - offend the modesty or values of
defiance - open resistance; bold disobedience

derivative - imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason.
senile - having or showing the weaknesses or diseases of old age, especially a loss of mental faculties; decrepit
veneration - great respect; reverence
contemptuous - scornful
deference - humble submission and respect
reverence - deep respect for someone or something
proliferate - increase rapidly in numbers; multiply
ubiquitous - present, appearing, or found everywhere; universal, omnipresent
intuition - the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning; instinct
inexorably - in a way that is impossible to stop or prevent
bolster - support or strengthen
epiphany - a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being
divergence - the process or state of diverging
dexterity - skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands
elemental - primary or basic
skirmishes - an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting
reticence - disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; restraint
acquiesced - accept something reluctantly but without protest
vociferous - vehement or clamorous
camaraderie - mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together
assimilating - take in and understand fully
glom - to steal
transcendental - relating to a spiritual or nonphysical realm
necrotic - death of cells or tissues from severe injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body
contagion - the communication of disease from one person to another by close contact
tangential - relating to or along a tangent
orthogonal - statistically independent
apiarists - a beekeeper
incursions - an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one
marauding - going about in search of things to steal or people to attack.
scruple - a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action
inarticulate - unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly
accrued - accumulate or receive
rigmarole - a lengthy and complicated procedure
cupidity - greed for money or possessions.
contemptible - deserving contempt
amelioration - the act of making something better
inconstancy - changeability, not sticking to a predetermined course.
extirpate - root out and destroy completely
opprobrium - harsh criticism or censure
caprice - a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior
phalanx - a body of troops or police officers
japanned - to cover with a hard black varnish.
malignant - malevolent; spiteful/unkind
behoove - it is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something; incumbent

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