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SAT #1. Vocabulary for SAT #1. Ambiguous ( adj ) vague, unclear. Synonyms: obscure, uncertain, questionable Antonyms: certain, clear, definite, obvious In a sentence: No one knew what to do; the teacher’s directions were ambiguous . Apathy (n) indifference.

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sat 1

SAT #1

Vocabulary for SAT #1

ambiguous adj vague unclear
Ambiguous (adj) vague, unclear
  • Synonyms: obscure, uncertain, questionable
  • Antonyms: certain, clear, definite, obvious
  • In a sentence: No one knew what to do; the teacher’s directions were ambiguous.
apathy n indifference
Apathy (n) indifference
  • Synonyms: insensitivity, lethargy
  • Antonyms: interest, care, concern
  • In a sentence: For years, student apathy has been blamed for the low turnout at football games.
bolster v to support
Bolster (v) to support
  • Synonyms: aid, help, maintain, sustain
  • Antonyms: block, decrease, weaken
  • In a sentence: During the debate about whether to go to war, each side selectively used various postwar possibilities to bolster its case.
caricature n humorous imitation
Caricature (n) humorous imitation
  • Synonyms: cartoon, farce, parody, satire
  • Antonyms: flattery, praise, seriousness
  • In a sentence: The caricature of Jay Leno exhibited an exaggerated chin.
contentious adj quarrelsome
Contentious (adj) quarrelsome
  • Synonyms: combative, testy, argumentative
  • Antonyms: agreeable
  • In a sentence: After a contentious debate, members of the committee finally voted to approve the funding.
corroborate v to confirm
Corroborate (v) to confirm
  • Synonyms: justify, validate, verify
  • Antonyms: disprove, invalidate, veto
  • In a sentence: The witnesses corroborated the policeman\'s testimony.
cursory adj hastily done
Cursory (adj) hastily done
  • Synonyms: offhand, random, sketchy, superficial
  • Antonyms: careful, detailed
  • In a sentence: The mayor gave a cursory glance at the report.
daunt v to intimidate
Daunt (v) to intimidate
  • Synonyms: discourage, scare, terrify
  • Antonyms: comfort, encourage, support
  • In a sentence: The raging inferno didn\'t daunt the firefighters for a moment.
fervent adj showing great emotion
Fervent (adj) showing great emotion
  • Synonyms: ardent, devout, intense, passionate, zealous
  • Antonyms: apathetic, insincere, unconcerned
  • In a sentence: The pastor’s fervent sermon moved the congregation.
fracas n brawl
Fracas (n) brawl
  • Synonyms: altercation, riot, uproar
  • Antonyms: agreement, harmony, peace
  • In a sentence: The police broke up the fracas in the bar and threw both combatants in the lockup.
jocular adj joking facetious
Jocular (adj) joking, facetious
  • Synonyms: cheerful, humorous, playful
  • Antonyms: depressed, gloomy, serious
  • In a sentence: Thejocular man could make the most serious people smile.
ostentatious adj pretentious showy
Ostentatious (adj) pretentious, showy
  • Synonyms: extravagant, gaudy, glittery
  • Antonyms: moderate, modest, plain
  • In a sentence: The rich man wears an ostentatious diamond ring on his little finger.
precarious adj dangerous
Precarious (adj) dangerous
  • Synonyms: hazardous, problematic, risky
  • Antonyms: guarded, protected, secure
  • In a sentence: He earned a precarious livelihood by gambling.
profligate adj wasteful wildly extravagant
Profligate (adj) wasteful, wildly extravagant
  • Synonyms: promiscuous, wild
  • Antonyms: gentle, moral
  • In a sentence: She was very profligate in her spending.
reprove v to scold find fault with
Reprove (v) to scold, find fault with
  • Synonyms: admonish, condemn, reprimand
  • Antonyms: approve, compliment, praise
  • In a sentence: The teacher reproved the student for begin late.