Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sat Vocabulary

5 New word per day
Copy and Paste definitions and roots
Use each word in a sentence
- Bonus: If you use multiple vocab words in a sentence, make the sentence relate, or make the sentence relate to your life.
Find things that excite you. Try to enjoy it.

1. Accolade - any award, honor, or laudatory notice
Forrest Gump recieved an accolade for his bravery in Vietnam.

2. Ambulatory - of, pertaining to, or capable of walking
Forrest was ambulatory with the help of leg braces when he was young.

3. Ameliorate - to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
The pain was ameliorated when the patient took a pain killer.

4. Amity - friendship; peaceful harmony.
The amity between South Korea and America is crucial to the security of both countries.

5. Burgeon - to grow or develop quickly; flourish:
The United States has burgeoned into a world super power.

6. Capitulate - to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms
The student capitulated to the teacher after arguing about a question on a test.

7. Coalesce - to grow together or into one body.
The two adjacent trees coalesced into an enormous one.

8. Cohere - to stick together; be united; hold fast, as parts of the same mass
The water droplets cohered as they came closer together

9. Confide - to impart secrets trustfully; discuss private matters or problems
I confide to my friends and family.

10. Congeal - to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing
The starch congealed as pressure was put upon it.

11. Copious - large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful
My friend owns a copious card collection.

12. Corroborate - to make more certain; confirm
My friend corroborated that he understood me by nodding his head.

13. Corrugated - to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges.
My skin corrugated when my friend gave me an indian burn.

14. Cursory - going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial
My friend got a C on a novel test because he read the book cursorily

15. Debilitate - to make weak or feeble; enfeeble
My friend became debilitated after running for an hour.

16. Distend - to expand by stretching, as something hollow or elastic
The rubber band broke when it was distended too much.

17. Efface - to wipe out; do away with; expunge
My friend could not efface his bad memories when he was little.

18. Evanescent - vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
The feeling of pride of winning is evanescent after a loss.

19. Expedite - to speed up the progress of; hasten
Henry Ford expedited the production of cars by making an assembly line.

20. Fallow - (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.
Farmers leaving Oklahoma during the Great Depression left the land fallowed.

21. Irascible - easily provoked to anger; very irritable
My parents are very irascible when they are unhappy.

22. Jettison - to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.
The pilot gave an order to jettison the fuel to lighten the plane during an emergency landing.

23. Leniency - agreeably tolerant; permissive; indulgent.
I am very lenient to children with mental or physical disabilities.

23. Listless - having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent
My friend is listless everytime he gets a bad grade on a test.

24. Maladroit - unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless
President Bush was maladroit when he decided to declare war on Iraq.

25. Mitigate - to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
The penalty of death was mitigated to life in prison.

26. Profusely - spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant
Girls spend profusely when they go shopping

27. Reprehensible - deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.
President Bush is reprehensible for his irresponsible action of going to war.

28. Litigious - inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
Whenever I give an argument to my parents, they become litigious.

29. Palliate - to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate
The Advil pill temporary relieved the patient of pain.

30. Nefarious - extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous
Saddam was a nefarious man who killed hundreds of thousands of people.