SAT Vocab Set 9

Adversity
A state of misfortune of affliction
Alleviate
Relieve, make less severe
Anarchistic
Of or related to anarchism (political theory favoring abolition of government)
Austere
Grim or severe
Belied
To show to be false; contradict
Bleak
Offering little or no hope
Conjecture
Statement or idea that is unproven, but thought to be true
Diminished
Lessened, reduced
Discrete
Separate, distinct, individual
Dynamism
Attempt to explain phenomena of the universe
Epitomized
To contain or represent in small compass, serve as a typical example of
Extemporaneously
Without prior preparation
Fused
Join together into a whole
Humdrum
Lacking variety or excitement; dull, boring
Ingenuous
Artless, innocent, naive
Invocation
Prayer asking for God’s help as part of a religious service
Paradox
A statement that contradicts itself
Populist
Supporting rights and powers of common people
Prolific
Producing in large quantities or with great frequencies
Quip
A witty saying
Recoup
Recover: regain or make up for
Rhetorician
An orator or eloquent public speaker
Speculative
Message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
Subsequent
Following in time or order
Understudy
Alternate for a roll

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