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By Nyu2010 (Nyu2010) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 02:48 pm: Edit

Vacillation: to swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Post some vocab, everybody!

By Heatwave345 (Heatwave345) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 03:09 pm: Edit

PORTENT - An ill omen

this was on the April SATs

By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 05:14 pm: Edit

amend- to correct; change generally for the better

By Number9 (Number9) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 05:32 pm: Edit

Parochial - adj. very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial

By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 05:51 pm: Edit

Sycophant- servile flattery; asskisser

By Jcoach4 (Jcoach4) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 06:22 pm: Edit

Somnambulate- to sleep walk

By Majinjou1 (Majinjou1) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 06:44 pm: Edit

polemical - debateable, arguable, controversal

By Incognito (Incognito) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 07:13 pm: Edit

incognito - the state or fact of being anonymous

By Sandy (Sandy) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 07:29 pm: Edit

internecine-mutually destructive; deadly

By Enzo (Enzo) on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 07:31 pm: Edit

cantankerous - hard to deal with

By Nyu2010 (Nyu2010) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 12:42 pm: Edit

impervious- incapable of being affected

By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 12:53 pm: Edit

soporific-
1) inducing or tending to induce sleep
2) drowzy

By Lateralus (Lateralus) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 01:00 pm: Edit

hotdog - One who performs showy, often dangerous stunts, as in skiing or surfing.

By Dwayne_Hoover (Dwayne_Hoover) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 04:22 pm: Edit

decrepit -- something completely devastated, or in a really poor condition

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 05:38 pm: Edit

Aftermath - Period following algebra

By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 06:06 pm: Edit

Anathema - a solemn curse; something regarded as a curse

By Crazyandy (Crazyandy) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 09:56 pm: Edit

Ambiguous (my personal favorite)
-doubtful or uncertain especially from obscurity or indistinctness
-capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways

By Sandy (Sandy) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 10:01 pm: Edit

lascivious- lewd; lustful

By Nyu2010 (Nyu2010) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 08:23 pm: Edit

bump MORE MORE MORE

By Qu1kslvr (Qu1kslvr) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:05 pm: Edit

pariah - social outcast

By Mfacusse (Mfacusse) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:24 pm: Edit

retrograde - moving backward to an earlier, usually inferior, position.

By Firedup17 (Firedup17) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:54 pm: Edit

cynosure - the center of attention

By Firedup17 (Firedup17) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:55 pm: Edit

AND petulant - grumpy

By Number9 (Number9) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:58 pm: Edit

Mitigate: To make something less painful.

Example: someone stole your wallet, however you were mitigated by the fact you didnt have any cards an only $20 in the wallet.

By Ghewitt04 (Ghewitt04) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 08:44 pm: Edit

Mercurial: changeable; fickle
Lugubrious: mournful; often rediculously sad
Micturate: to urinate (doubtful that will be on SAT but a cool word anyway)
Puerile: childish; immature
Languor: sluggishness; tiredness or weakness
Punctillious: detailed careful

By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 03:28 pm: Edit

convoluted - complicated
esoteric - understood by only a small group of people
toady - sycophant
gibe - to ridicule (may 3 sat I)


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