Hard SAT Words - Group 2

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bacchanalian:
a. drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness
badinage:
n. teasing conversation; good-humored, playful conversation
bailiff:
n. legal officer to whom some degree of authority
bang:
n. sudden loud noise, as of an explosion; sudden loud blow or bump; sudden burst of action
bantering:
a. good-natured ridiculing; cleverly amusing in tone
barterer:
n. trader; one who trades goods for other goods without involving money
bate:
v. let down; restrain; lessen force or intensity of; moderate
batter:
v. hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows
bead:
n. small, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading
beamline:
n. line traveled by a particle beam in an accelerator
beatific:
a. completely happy and contented; showing or producing exalted joy
beatitude:
n. blessedness; state of extreme happiness
becalm:
v. keep from motion, or stop progress of; make calm or still
beckon:
v. signal or summon, as by nodding or waving; attract because of inviting or enticing appearance
becloud:
v. make less visible; obscure or blur; darken with or as if with clouds
bedeck:
v. adorn or ornament in a showy fashion
bedizen:
v. ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery
bedraggle:
v. wet thoroughly; stain with mud; soil or wet by dragging in dirt, mud, moist places
beforehand:
ad. in advance; early; at an earlier or preceding time
befuddle:
v. confuse thoroughly; becloud and confuse, as with liquor; make stupid with alcohol
behemoth:
n. something enormous in size or power
beleaguer:
v. besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops
bellicose:
a. warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
bemoan:
v. regret strongly; express disapproval of
bemused:
a. confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
besiege:
v. surround with hostile forces; crowd around; cause to feel distressed or worried
bestial:
a. beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason
betoken:
v. signify; indicate; be a visible sign of; give evidence of
betroth:
v. become engaged to marry; promise to marry
bevy:
n. large group; a group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail
bewilder:
v. lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex with mazes
bicameral:
a. composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches
biennial:
a. every two years; lasting or living for two years
billowing:
a. swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms
bitumen:
n. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
bivouac:
n. temporary encampment; a site where people on holiday can pitch tent
blandishment:
n. flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
blare:
n. loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
bleak:
a. depressing, sombre, cold
blench:
v. draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; turn pale, as if in fear
blighted:
a. suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled
blindside:
v. to take by surprise
bludgeon:
n. short heavy club, usually of wood; heavy-headed weapon
bolster:
v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
bombardment:
n. attack with missiles; continuous attack with shot and shell upon a town, fort, or other position
bombastic:
a. pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
boost:
v. raise or lift by pushing up from behind or below; increase; raise
booth:
n. small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others; small stall for the display and sale of goods
boson:
n. any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle
botnet:
n. a collection of compromised computers that is slowly built up then unleashed as a DDOS attack or used to send very large quantities of spam
bounty:
n. liberality in giving; something that is given liberally; goodness, kindness
bovine:
a. dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull
bowdlerize:
v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly
brandish:
v. move or wave, as a weapon; raise and move in various directions
brindled:
a. of brownish, tawny colour, with streaks, spots, or patterns
bristling:
a. rising like bristles; showing irritation
bristly:
a. having or covered with protective barbs or others; very irritable
broil:
v. cook by direct exposure to heat over fire; subject to great heat; be subjected to the action of heat; be greatly heated
brood:
n. children in one family; young of certain animals
brush:
n. short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience
buccaneer:
n. pirate; robber upon the sea
bucolic:
a. rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation
buffoonery:
n. clowning; arts and practices of buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures
bumptious:
a. offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing
bungle:
v. mismanage; blunder; work or act in clumsy, awkward, or blundering manner
burgeon:
v. to develop or grow rapidly
burnish:
v. make shiny by rubbing; polish
bursar:
n. treasurer or keeper of funds; purser or treasurer of college or other community
bursary:
n. treasury, especially of a public institution or religious order; scholarship granted to a university student in need
buttress:
v. support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
cabal:
n. small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
cacophonous:
a. discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding
cactus:
n. any of various succulent, spiny, usually leafless plants native mostly to arid regions
cadaverous:
a. like corpse; pale; Having appearance or color of dead human body
cadence:
n. rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat
cajole:
v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
caldron:
n. large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron
callow:
a. youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers
calorific:
a. capable of producing heat; causing heat; heating
canister:
n. small box or case for tea, coffee, etc
cannibalize:
v. remove parts of machine for use in other similar machines; consume another of one's own type or kind
canny:
a. having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle; knowing; cautious; cunning; shrewd
cantankerous:
a. ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
cantata:
n. story or poem set to music that can be sung by chorus
canto:
n. part or division of poem of some length
caper:
n. crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime
capitalize:
v. to use something to one's benefit for advantage
capitulate:
v. surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply
capsize:
v. to cause to overturn (usually a vessel)
captious:
a. intended to confuse in an argument
captivate:
v. charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to enemy
cardiovascular:
a. of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels
careen:
v. lean to one side, as a ship under press of sail; sway from side to side
careworn:
a. worn or burdened with care; showing the signs of long-term stresses
caribou:
n. large reindeer native to northern North America
carnage:
n. massive slaughter, as in war; massacre; corpses, especially of those killed in battle
carping:
a. fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure
cartel:
n. a combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members
cartographer:
n. one who makes maps or charts
castigate:
v. criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
cataclysm:
n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water
catapult:
v. increase the status of something rapidly; shoot forth or launch
cataract:
n. disease of the eye causing its opacity and, unless treated, leading to blindness
catcall:
n. shout of disapproval; shout or whistle expressing dislike, especially from crowd or audience
catechism:
n. book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer
categorical:
a. absolute; having no exception; of using category or categories
cater:
v. supply what is needed or desired; provide food professionally for special occasion
caulk:
v. make watertight by filling in cracks
causal:
a. implying cause-and-effect relationship
cavil:
v. criticise for petty or frivolous reasons; raise trivial objections
cede:
v. yield or formally resign and surrender to another
censorious:
a. critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure
centigrade:
a. measure of temperature, used widely in Europe
centrifugal:
a. radiating; departing from the center
centripetal:
a. tending toward center; moving or directed toward center or axis
centurion:
n. officer of ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers or minor division
cerebral:
a. intellectual rather than emotional
cerebration:
n. act of cerebrating; thinking, mental activity
ceremonious:
a. marked by formality; strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony or ritual
certitude:
n. state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence
chaffing:
a. joking; use of light, frivolous language by way of fun or ridicule
chalice:
n. goblet; bowl-shaped drinking vessel; large drinking cup, often having stem and base
chary:
a. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chasten:
v. rid of excess; refine or purify; correct by punishment or reproof
cherubic:
a. angelic; innocent-looking; like a baby; infantile
chicanery:
n. mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
choleric:
a. hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
chortle:
v. chuckle with delight; joyful laugh or chuckle; laugh quietly or with restraint
christening:
n. a Christian ceremony involving baptizing and naming an infant
chug:
v. dull explosive sound, usually short and repeated, made by or as if by a laboring engine
churlish:
a. difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable
circa:
ad. approximately, about; commonly abbreviated ca. -- used especially before dates and numerical measures.
circumlocution:
n. indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing
circumscribe:
v. limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle
citadel:
n. fortress; fortified place which people could go for shelter during battle
clamber:
v. climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; climb by crawling
clan:
n. a large group of relatives, friends, or associates; a traditional social unit, consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor
clangor:
n. loud, resounding noise; sharp, metallic, ringing sound; resonant, clanging sound
climactic:
a. relating to the highest point; ascending or leading to climax
clime:
n. region; climate; particular region as defined by its weather or climate
cloying:
a. distasteful because excessive; excessively sweet or sentimental
coagulate:
v. cause transformation of liquid into or as if into soft, semisolid, or solid mass
coalesce:
v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
codify:
v. arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize
cogency:
n. power of proving or of producing belief; quality of being highly probable or convincing; force; credibility
cogent:
a. reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive
cogitate:
v. think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply
cognate:
a. related by blood; having common ancestor; related or analogous in nature, character, or function
cognizance:
n. knowledge or recognition; awareness; range of what one can know or understand
cohere:
v. stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation