SAT Vocabulary Words 2

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Approximately 5000 vocabulary words that should be memorized before taking the SAT. This lesson is broken into 26 parts.

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alley

alley (n)
A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.

alliance

alliance (n)
Any combination or union for some common purpose.

allot

allot (v)
To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.

allotment

allotment (n)
Portion.

allude

allude (v)
To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.

allusion

allusion (n)
An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.

alluvion

alluvion (n)
Flood.

ally

ally (n)
A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.

almanac

almanac (n)
A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.

aloof

aloof (adv)
Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.

altar

altar (n)
Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.

alter

alter (v)
To make change in.

alteration

alteration (n)
Change or modification.

altercate

altercate (v)
To contend angrily or zealously in words.

alternate

alternate (n)
One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.

alternative

alternative (n)
Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.

altitude

altitude (n)
Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.

alto

alto (n)
The lowest or deepest female voice or part.

altruism

altruism (n)
Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.

altruist

altruist (n)
One who advocates or practices altruism.

amalgam

amalgam (n)
An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.

amalgamate

amalgamate (v)
To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.

amateur

amateur (adj)
Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.

amatory

amatory (adj)
Designed to excite love.

ambidextrous

ambidextrous (adj)
Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.

ambiguous

ambiguous (adj)
Having a double meaning.

ambitious

ambitious (adj)
Eagerly desirous and aspiring.

ambrosial

ambrosial (adj)
Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.

ambulance

ambulance (n)
A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.

ambulate

ambulate (v)
To walk about

ambush

ambush (n)
The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.

ameliorate

ameliorate (v)
To relieve, as from pain or hardship

amenable

amenable (adj)
Willing and ready to submit.

Americanism

Americanism (n)
A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.

amicable

amicable (adj)
Done in a friendly spirit.

amity

amity (n)
Friendship.

amorous

amorous (adj)
Having a propensity for falling in love.

amorphous

amorphous (adj)
Without determinate shape.

amour

amour (n)
A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.

ampere

ampere (n)
The practical unit of electric-current strength.

ampersand

ampersand (n)
The character &; and.

amphibious

amphibious (adj)
Living both on land and in water.

amphitheater

amphitheater (n)
An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.

amplitude

amplitude (n)
Largeness.

amply

amply (adv)
Sufficiently.

amputate

amputate (v)
To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.

amusement

amusement (n)
Diversion.

anachronism

anachronism (n)
Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.

anagram

anagram (n)
The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.

analogous

analogous (adj)
Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations.

analogy

analogy (n)
Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.

analyst

analyst (n)
One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.

analyze

analyze (v)
To examine minutely or critically.

anarchy

anarchy (n)
Absence or utter disregard of government.

anathema

anathema (n)
Anything forbidden, as by social usage.

anatomy

anatomy (n)
That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.

ancestry

ancestry (n)
One's ancestors collectively.

anecdote

anecdote (n)
A brief account of some interesting event or incident.

anemia

anemia (n)
Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.

anemic

anemic (adj)
Affected with anemia.

anemometer

anemometer (n)
An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.

anesthetic

anesthetic (adj)
Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.

anew

anew (adv)
Once more.

angelic

angelic (adj)
Saintly.

Anglophobia

Anglophobia (n)
Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.

Anglo-Saxon

Anglo-Saxon (n)
The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.

angular

angular (adj)
Sharp-cornered.

anhydrous

anhydrous (adj)
Withered.

animadversion

animadversion (n)
The utterance of criticism or censure.

animadvert

animadvert (v)
To pass criticism or censure.

animalcule

animalcule (n)
An animal of microscopic smallness.

animate

animate (v)
To make alive.

animosity

animosity (n)
Hatred.

annalist

annalist (n)
Historian.

annals

annals (n)
A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.

annex

annex (v)
To add or affix at the end.

annihilate

annihilate (v)
To destroy absolutely.

annotate

annotate (v)
To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.

annual

annual (adj)
Occurring every year.

annuity

annuity (n)
An annual allowance, payment, or income.

annunciation

annunciation (n)
Proclamation.

anode

anode (n)
The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.

anonymous

anonymous (adj)
Of unknown authorship.

antagonism

antagonism (n)
Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.

Antarctic

Antarctic (adj)
Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.

ante

ante (v)
In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.

antecede

antecede (v)
To precede.

antecedent

antecedent (n)
One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.

antechamber

antechamber (n)
A waiting room for those who seek audience.

antedate

antedate (v)
To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.

antediluvian

antediluvian (adj)
Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.

antemeridian

antemeridian (adj)
Before noon.

antemundane

antemundane (adj)
Pertaining to time before the world's creation.

antenatal

antenatal (adj)
Occurring or existing before birth.

anterior

anterior (adj)
Prior.

anteroom

anteroom (n)
A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.

anthology

anthology (n)
A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.

anthracite

anthracite (n)
Hard coal.

anthropology

anthropology (n)
The science of man in general.

anthropomorphous

anthropomorphous (adj)
Having or resembling human form.

antic

antic (n)
A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.

Antichrist

Antichrist (n)
Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.

anticlimax

anticlimax (n)
A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.

anticyclone

anticyclone (n)
An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.

antidote

antidote (n)
Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.

antilogy

antilogy (n)
Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.

antipathize

antipathize (v)
To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.

antiphon

antiphon (n)
A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.

antiphony

antiphony (n)
An anthem or other composition sung responsively.

antipodes

antipodes (n)
A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.

antiquary

antiquary (n)
One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.

antiquate

antiquate (v)
To make old or out of date.

antique

antique (adj)
Pertaining to ancient times.

antiseptic

antiseptic (n)
Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.

antislavery

antislavery (adj)
Opposed to human slavery.

antispasmodic

antispasmodic (adj)
Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.

antistrophe

antistrophe (n)
The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in the home of joy and the joy of home"."

antitoxin

antitoxin (n)
A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.

antonym

antonym (n)
A word directly opposed to another in meaning.

anxious

anxious (adj)
Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.

apathy

apathy (n)
Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.

aperture

aperture (n)
Hole.

apex

apex (n)
The highest point, as of a mountain.

aphorism

aphorism (n)
Proverb.

apiary

apiary (n)
A place where bees are kept.

apogee

apogee (n)
The climax.

apology

apology (n)
A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.

apostasy

apostasy (n)
A total departure from one's faith or religion.

apostate

apostate (adj)
False.

apostle

apostle (n)
Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.

apothecary

apothecary (n)
One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.

apotheosis

apotheosis (n)
Deification.

appall

appall (v)
To fill with dismay or horror.

apparent

apparent (adj)
Easily understood.

apparition

apparition (n)
Ghost.

appease

appease (v)
To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.

appellate

appellate (adj)
Capable of being appealed to.

appellation

appellation (n)
The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.

append

append (v)
To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.

appertain

appertain (v)
To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.

apposite

apposite (adj)
Appropriate.

apposition

apposition (n)
The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.

appraise

appraise (v)
To estimate the money value of.

appreciable

appreciable (adj)
Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.

apprehend

apprehend (v)
To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law.

apprehensible

apprehensible (adj)
Capable of being conceived.

approbation

approbation (n)
Sanction.

appropriate

appropriate (adj)
Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.

aqueduct

aqueduct (n)
A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.

aqueous

aqueous (adj)
Of, pertaining to, or containing water.

arbiter

arbiter (n)
One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.

arbitrary

arbitrary (adj)
Fixed or done capriciously.

arbitrate

arbitrate (v)
To act or give judgment as umpire.

arbor

arbor (n)
A tree.

arboreal

arboreal (adj)
Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.

arborescent

arborescent (adj)
Having the nature of a tree.

arboretum

arboretum (n)
A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.

arboriculture

arboriculture (n)
The cultivation of trees or shrubs.

arcade

arcade (n)
A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.

archaic

archaic (adj)
Antiquated

archaism

archaism (n)
Obsolescence.

archangel

archangel (n)
An angel of high rank.

archbishop

archbishop (n)
The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.

archdeacon

archdeacon (n)
A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.

archaeology

archaeology (n)
The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.

archetype

archetype (n)
A prototype.

archipelago

archipelago (n)
Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.

ardent

ardent (adj)
Burning with passion.

ardor

ardor (n)
Intensity of passion or affection.

arid

arid (adj)
Very dry.

aristocracy

aristocracy (n)
A hereditary nobility

aristocrat

aristocrat (n)
A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.

armada

armada (n)
A fleet of war-vessels.

armful

armful (n)
As much as can be held in the arm or arms.

armory

armory (n)
An arsenal.

aroma

aroma (n)
An agreeable odor.

arraign

arraign (v)
To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.

arrange

arrange (v)
To put in definite or proper order.

arrangement

arrangement (n)
The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.

arrant

arrant (adj)
Notoriously bad.

arrear

arrear (n)
Something overdue and unpaid.

arrival

arrival (n)
A coming to stopping-place or destination.

arrogant

arrogant (adj)
Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.

arrogate

arrogate (v)
To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.

Artesian well

Artesian well (n)
A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure

artful

artful (adj)
Characterized by craft or cunning.

Arthurian

Arthurian (adj)
Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.

artifice

artifice (n)
Trickery.

artless

artless (adj)
Ingenuous.

ascendant

ascendant (adj)
Dominant.

ascension

ascension (n)
The act of rising.

ascent

ascent (n)
A rising, soaring, or climbing.

ascetic

ascetic (adj)
Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.

ascribe

ascribe (v)
To assign as a quality or attribute.

asexual

asexual (adj)
Having no distinct sexual organs.

ashen

ashen (adj)
Pale.

askance

askance (adv)
With a side or indirect glance or meaning.

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