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Vocabulary Unit 18: Top SAT Words. Vocabulary.com. Longevity. the property of being long- lived NOUN Something with longevity has the ability to last for a long time. While tortoises are not known for their quickness, their longevity is amazing. Just ask the Hare. Mundane.

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longevity
Longevity
  • the property of being long-lived
  • NOUN
  • Something with longevity

has the ability to last for a

long time. While tortoises are

not known for their quickness,

their longevity is amazing. Just ask the Hare.

mundane
Mundane
  • found in the ordinary course of events
  • Adjective
  • An ordinary, unexciting thing can be called mundane: "Superman hid his heroic feats by posing as his mundane alter ego, Clark Kent."
nonchalant
Nonchalant
  • marked by blithe unconcern
  • ADJECTIVE
  • An ordinary, unexciting thing can be called mundane: "Superman hid his heroic feats by posing as his mundane alter ego, Clark Kent."
opulent
Opulent
  • rich and superior in quality
  • Adjective
  • Opulent is a word that you will hear a lot around rich people looking to show off. "Remember the opulent buffet at Carrie’s sweet sixteen?

Sixteen chocolate

cakes iced in gold leaf!"

orator
Orator
  • a person who delivers

a speech or oration

  • Noun
  • A person giving a speech is called an orator, like the gifted orator who raised excellent points, making everyone in the audience want to join his revolution.
ostentatious
Ostentatious
  • intended to attract notice and impress others
  • ADJECTIVE
  • Reach for the adjective ostentatious when you want a flashy way to say — well, "flashy" or "showy."
parched
Parched
  • dried out by heat or

excessive exposure to

sunlight

  • ADJECTIVE
  • Something parched is excessively dry and hot, in extreme need of water, like a desert, a neglected plant, or your throat after a five-kilometer run.
perfidious
Perfidious
  • tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
  • ADJECTIVE
  • If someone accuses you of being perfidious, you should probably be offended — it means underhanded, treacherous, deceitful — even evil.
pragmatic
Pragmatic
  • concerned with practical matters
  • Adjective
  • To describe a person or a solution that takes a realistic approach, consider the adjective pragmatic. The four-year-old who wants a unicorn for her birthday isn't being very pragmatic.
precocious
Precocious
  • characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
  • Adjective
  • That high school hoops phenom who plays like an NBA pro? The sixth grader who's already asking questions about organic chemistry? They're both precocious — meaning they're way beyond their years in skill or knowledge.