Vocabulary Unit 19: Top SAT Words. Vocabulary.com. PRETENTIOUS. making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction ADJECTIVE
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Procrastinates means putting off doing something until a future time. When people sit down to write term papers, they can find all kinds of clever ways to procrastinate: reorganizing the paperclips, calling everyone they know, typing "I am bored" fifty times in a row.
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
If something is provocative, it provokes a reaction. A provocative, or low cut blouse might make people think you're attractive. A provocative statement, such as "I hate babies," will get another kind of reaction.
The adjective rancorous comes in handy when you're describing someone's bitter grudge, like the attitude of your cousin who still won't speak to you after the April Fool's Day prank you played four years ago.
Reconciliation is the act of getting two things to be compatible with one another. You might have a reconciliation with a former enemy, or your mom might call for a reconciliation between your spending habits and your diminishing bank account.