SAT Unit 8 Vocabulary

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SAT Unit 8
Vocabulary
allege
To assert
without
proof or
confirmation
To declare
“Police allege that
this man tried to lure
a child into his car…”
allude
To refer to
casually or
indirectly
In a job interview, it is best
not to allude to your
previous arrests!
brevity
conciseness
Able to get
along or
work well
together;
Capable of
use with
something
else
compatible
composure
MENTAL
CALMNESS
Captain Sullenberger, who
landed a plane on the Hudson
River
detached
Emotionally
removed
Calm and
objective
indifferent
detriment
Injury or
damage,
or that
which
causes
injury or
damage
engender
 To cause
 To produce
An obscure
saying;
anything
inexplicable
(unexplainable);
a puzzle
enigma
ephemeral
 Short-lived
 Fleeting
 temporary
To move
or
constantly
change
fluctuate
Gullible
 Easily duped,
fooled
heresy
Opinion
contrary to
accepted
religion;
Opinion
contrary to
popular
belief
Joan of Arc
incorrigible
Not
correctable
The holder
of an office
incumbent
lethargic
Drowsy, dull, heavy
methodical
systematic
nominal
So small as to
be hardly worth
the name
Being trifling in
comparison
with the actual
value; minimal.
omnipotent
 Almighty
 Having unlimited
power or
authority
 All-powerful
Dreamily
thoughtful;
expressing
thoughtfulness
with sadness
pensive

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