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Writing SAT Words

 

augment: to add; to increase; to make bigger

reprehensible: shameful; bad

relevant: pertinent; important to know

exemplify: to serve as an example of

fundamental: essential; basic

exemplary: outstanding; setting a great example

immutable: unchanging; permanent

concise: briefly and clearly stated

preclude: to prevent; to make impossible

scrutinize: to examine closely

universal: existing or present everywhere

cursory: hasty; not thorough

abstract: theoretical; lacking substance (the opposite of concrete)

valid: founded on fact or evidence

subtle: not obvious; hard to spot

enigma: mystery

inferred: derived by reasoning; implied, as a conclusion

diverse: varied

illuminate: to light up; make clear

resolution (resolve): determination (can also be the solution to a problem)

refute: to disprove

expository: explanatory

undermine: to weaken; to wear away the foundation of

obscure: unclear; clouded; partially hidden; hard to understand

discern: to distinguish one thing from another

profound (profundity): deep; insightful

enhance: to improve; to augment

provocative (provoke): exciting; attracting attention

adversary: an opponent; enemy

temper: to moderate; to soften

lucid (elucidate): clear; easy to understand

perceptive: having keen understanding; discerning

conventional: ordinary; customary; normal; traditional

ironic: satiric; unexpected

facilitate: to make easier; to help

fallacious (fallacy): false; untrue

pragmatic: practical

 




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