2014 2015 SAT 8th Grade Complete List Essay

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8th Grade Complete SAT List with Definitions
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COPIOUS: abundant; plentiful
TENACIOUS: tough; stubborn
SURREPTITIOUS: acting in secret; sly manner
VORACIOUS: eager to consume great amounts of food
OFFICIOUS: interfering; offering unwanted advice
SPURIOUS: not genuine; false
ONEROUS: troublesome or burdensome
GREGARIOUS: sociable
PIOUS: devout or virtuous; holy
SCRUPULOUS: careful of small details, honest

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ATTRITION: a gradual reduction or weakening
EDIFICATION: enlighten; instruct
ABLUTION: a cleansing with water
ELOCUTION: the art of public speaking
WRITHE: to twist or bending in pain
PEDESTRIAN: ordinary; moving on feet
CARRION: dead and rotting flesh
PINION: to bind the wings; to confine
AMBIVALENCE: indecision
KISMET: fate

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DEPLOY: to arrange strategically
CAVALIER: carefree and nonchalant
EGG: to encourage or incite to action
METE: to distribute by measure; to allot
NULLIFY: to make useless; cancel
EMBROIL: to involve in argument or hostile action
WAFFLE: to speak or write evasively
ASCRIBE: to attribute to a specific cause
ENHANCE: to improve; to intensify
IMPAIR: to diminish, as in strength

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TERSE: to the point; concise
COERCE: to force someone by threatening
DIVERSE: different; varied
ABATE: to reduce
ABIDE: to remain; continue; stay; endure
GAMBIT: to take a risk for some advantage
JAUNT: a short pleasure trip
FRANK: marked by free and sincere expression
LITHE: bending easily and gracefully
AESTHETIC: having to do with artistic beauty

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GULLIBLE: easily cheated or fooled
MAWKISH: excessively sentimental
RAFFISH: cheaply vulgar in appearance; disreputable
CONTINUUM: a continuous whole
TRAVAIL: strenuous labor or effort
INTREPID: fearless; bold
LANGUID: lacking energy; weak
EXODUS: a mass departure
INFLUX: a mass arrival or incoming
ABASH: to make ashamed or uneasy

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INCESSANT: nonstop
LATENT: laying hidden; potential
ELOQUENT: extremely expressive in speech
DIFFIDENT: lacking self-confidence; timid
MALCONTENT: dissatisfied; unhappy person
EMINENT: standing out, renowned
WINCE: to flinch; to shrink back
PRUDENT: cautious; good judgment
AUGMENT: to make or become greater
EBULLIENCE: enthusiastic

List Seven
61. RHETORIC: over elaborate language or speech
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DOGMATIC: an arrogant assertion of opinions
PHILIPPIC: insulting language; a tirade
PANDEMIC: widespread; general
IDYLLIC: something naturally peaceful
CRYPTIC: having a hidden meaning
CHOLERIC: hot-tempered; quick to anger
PECCADILLO: a minor offense
EMPHATIC: forcibly expressive
LOGISTICS: managing the details of an operation

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CIRCUMSPECT: cautious
ABSTRACT: difficult to understand
DEFUNCT: dead or inactive
SUCCINCT: brief and to the point
PALPABLE: capable of being touched or felt
ACCOUNTABLE: responsible
OSTENSIBLE: offered as genuine or real
PLIABLE: receptive to change; easily bent
ADROIT: skillful; deft
BAUBLE: a small, inexpensive trinket

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SKULLDUGGERY: trickery
ANCILLARY: providing assistance
SEDENTARY: characterized by sitting; little exercise
CURSORY: rapid and superficial
PREDATORY: victimizing or destroying others
SYMMETRY: exact form of sides of a line
TAWDRY: gaudy and cheap in appearance
AMBULATORY: capable of walking
IDOLATRY: excessive devotion to something
PECUNIARY: consisting of or relating to money

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PANORAMA: unbroken view of a wide area
SAGA: long story
PLETHORA: superabundance
GRADIENT: a rate of inclination; a slope

95. ADHERENT: a follower of a leader; supporter
96. VENT: outlet; to release
97. PRESENTIMENT: premonition; a sense that something is going to occur
98. ARMAMENT: military supplies…