SAT Words

Flaneur

one who strolls around aimlessly

hector

to bully or hassle

vellicate

to touch lightly as to excite or cause uneasiness

restive

stubborn

flout

to treat with contempt and disregard

recapitulate

provide a brief summary

quotidian

daily

blithe

merry

estranged

alienate affections, make hostile

percolate

permeate through

quintessence

perfect embodiment of something

pontificate

to speak in a pompous manner

recalcitrant

resisting authority

precocious

advanced with mental development

schlepping

moving awkwardly or slowly

prosaic

unimaginative, dull, common

taciturn

inclined to silence

insidious

intended to trap/beguile

capitulate

surrender unconditionally

kvetch

to complain habitually

repudiate

to reject with disapproval

pedagogue

teacher

pantomime

conveying something without speech

conundrum

a riddle and the answer is a pun

asphyxiate

to die or lose consciousness due to a change in breathing

sagacity

soundness of judgement

bilocation

being in two different places

succinct

expressed in few words

subdue

to conquer and bring into subjection

ostesible

outwardly appearing as such, pretending

extrapolate

to infer from something that is known

ameliorate

to improve

jovial

cheerful, merry

conflate

to combine two separate things

byzantine

complex, intricate

lucid

clear

deleterious

injurious, harmful

incessant

never-ending

heterogeneous

different, diverse

fastidious

excessively particular