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Flashcards: The College Panda 400 SAT words


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abate /əˈbeɪt/

Định nghĩa:
to become less intense or widespread

abject /ˈæbʤɛkt/

Định nghĩa:
miserable, hopeless, awful

abrupt /əˈbrəpt/

Định nghĩa:
sudden, unexpected, without warning

abstract /ˈæbˌstrækt/

Định nghĩa:
existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence; conceptual

absurd /əbˈsərd/

Định nghĩa:
ridiculous or completely unreasonable

abundant /əˈbəndənt/

Định nghĩa:
plentiful

acquisition /ˌækwəˈzɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
something that is bought or obtained, an act of purchase

actuate /ˈæˌkʧuˈeɪt/

Định nghĩa:
1) to cause (a machine or device) to operate 2) to cause (someone) to act in a particular way

adept /əˈdɛpt/

Định nghĩa:
very skilled at something

adequate /ˈædəkˌweɪt/

Định nghĩa:
sufficient, enough, acceptable

admonish /ædˈmɑnɪʃ/

Định nghĩa:
to warn or scold someone

adorn /əˈdɔrn/

Định nghĩa:
to decorate

adversary /ˈædvərˌsɛri/

Định nghĩa:
one's opponent or enemy

advocate /ˈædvəˌkeɪt/

Định nghĩa:
1) to support an idea 2) a person who publicly supports an idea

aesthetic /ɛsˈθɛtɪk/

Định nghĩa:
concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty

affluent /ˈæfluənt/

Định nghĩa:
wealthy

aggrandize /əˈgrænˌdaɪz/

Định nghĩa:
to make someone more powerful or important

aggregate /ˈægrəgət/

Định nghĩa:
collection or sum total

agitate /ˈæʤəˌteɪt/

Định nghĩa:
1) to make someone troubled or nervous 2) to campaign for something in public

alienate /ˈeɪljəˌneɪt/

Định nghĩa:
to cause someone to feel isolated or lonely

allude /əˈlud/

Định nghĩa:
to suggest or call attention to indirectly, to make a reference to something

altercation /ˌɑltərˈkeɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
a noisy argument or disagreement

ambiguous /æmˈbɪgjuəs/

Định nghĩa:
open to more than one interpretation; unclear

ambivalent /æmˈbɪvələnt/

Định nghĩa:
having mixed feelings

amend /əˈmɛnd/

Định nghĩa:
to revise, to make changes

amicable /ˈæmɪkəbəl/

Định nghĩa:
friendly

analogy /əˈnæləʤi/

Định nghĩa:
a comparison between two things

ancestral /ænˈsɛstrəl/

Định nghĩa:
belonging to or inherited from one's ancestors

anecdote /ˈænɪkˌdoʊt/

Định nghĩa:
a short personal story

anomaly /əˈnɑməli/

Định nghĩa:
oddity, something that is not normal

antipathy /ænˈtɪpəθi/

Định nghĩa:
hatred, dislike

apparent /əˈpɛrənt/

Định nghĩa:
clearly visible or understood; obvious

apprehensive /ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv/

Định nghĩa:
anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen

apt /æpt/

Định nghĩa:
appropriate or suitable in the circumstances

arbitrary /ˈɑrbɪˌtrɛri/

Định nghĩa:
based on random choice or personal impulse, rather than any reason or system

articulate /ɑrˈtɪkjəˌleɪt/

Định nghĩa:
having the ability to speak fluently and persuasively

artisan /ˈɑrtəzən/

Định nghĩa:
a person who does skilled work with his or her hands

ascertain /ˌæsərˈteɪn/

Định nghĩa:
to find (something) out for certain

aspire /əˈspaɪr/

Định nghĩa:
to hope to achieve something or be successful

assert /əˈsərt/

Định nghĩa:
to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully

assess /əˈsɛs/

Định nghĩa:
to judge the quality or importance of something

attest /əˈtɛst/

Định nghĩa:
to confirm or verify

atypical /ˌeɪˈtɪpɪkəl/

Định nghĩa:
unusual, uncommon

austere /ɔˈstɪr/

Định nghĩa:
plain and without decoration, comforts, or anything extra

authoritarian /əˌθɔrəˈtɛriən/

Định nghĩa:
enforcing strict obedience to authority

avid /ˈævɪd/

Định nghĩa:
passionate about something

bazaar /bəˈzɑr/

Định nghĩa:
a market selling a large variety of goods

bias /baɪəs/

Định nghĩa:
an unfair personal opinion that influences your judgment

bluster /ˈbləstər/

Định nghĩa:
talk intended to seem important or threatening but which is not taken seriously and has little effect

boast /boʊst/

Định nghĩa:
to brag, to show off