SAT Vocabulary List Pt. 245 cards

Tagged as: sat, criminal justic, law

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1

castigate

to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize KAS tih gayt

2

censure

to issue official blame SEN shur

3

denounce

to condemn openly duh NOWNTS

4

reclusive

seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation ree KLOO siv

5

relinquish

to retire from; give up or abandon ree LING kwish

6

renounce

to give up (a title, for example), especially by formal announcement ree NOWNTS

7

vituperative

marked by harshly abusive condemnation vie TOOP ur uh tiv

8

circumscribe

to draw a circle around; to restrict SER kum skryb

9

contiguous

sharing an edge or boundary; touching kun TIG yoo us

10

conciliatory

appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile kon SIL ee uh tor ee

11

credible

capable of being believed; plausible KRED uh bul

12

exonerate

to free from blame eg ZON er ayt

13

incontrovertible

indisputable; not open to question in kahn truh VERT uh bul

14

indict

to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime in DITE

15

litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits luh TIJ us

16

partisan (adj.)

devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause

17

parity

equality, as in amount, status, or value (antonym: disparity) PA ruh tee

18

rectitude

moral uprightness; righteousness REK ti tood

19

remiss

lax in attending to duty; negligent ree MISS

20

repudiate

to reject the balidity or authority of ree PYOO dee ayt

21

sanctimonious

feigning piety or righteousness sank ti MO nee us

22

scrupulous

principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting SKROO pyoo lus

23

solicitous

concerned so lIS it us

24

substantiate

to support with proof or evidence; verify sub STAN shee ayt

25

veracity

adherence to the truth; truthfulness vuh RA si tee

26

vindicate

to free from blame VIN dih kayt

27

cajole

to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery kuh JOL

28

chicanery

trickery chik AY ner ee

29

obsequious

fawning and servile ob SEEK wee us

30

sycophant

insincere, obsequious flatterer

31

altruism

unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness AL troo iz im

32

eminent

distinguished; prominent EM uh nent

33

empathy

identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives em puh THEE

34

extol

to praise highly ek STOl

35

laudatory

full of praise LAW duh tor ee

36

magnanimous

courageously or generously noble in mind and heart mag NAN im us

37

philanthropic

humanitarian; benevolent; relating to monetary generosity fil un THROP ik

38

reciprocate

to mutually take or give; to respond in kind

39

defunct

no longer existing or functioning duh FUNKT

40

eradicate

to get rid of as if by tearing it up by the roots; abolish er RAD i kayt

41

quell

to put down forcibly; suppress KWEL

42

raze

to level to the ground; demolish RAYZ

43

squelch

to crush as if by trampling; squash SKWELCH

44

supplant

to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics suh PLANT

45

stymie

to thwart or stump STY mee