SAT Vocabulary Words 9

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Approximately 5000 vocabulary words that should be memorized before taking the SAT. This lesson is broken into 26 parts.

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encyclical

encyclical (adj)
Intended for general circulation.

encyclopedia

encyclopedia (n)
A work containing information on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject.

endanger

endanger (v)
To expose to peril.

endear

endear (v)
To cause to be loved.

endemic

endemic (adj)
Peculiar to some specified country or people.

endue

endue (v)
To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.

endurable

endurable (adj)
Tolerable.

endurance

endurance (n)
The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.

energetic

energetic (adj)
Working vigorously.

enervate

enervate (v)
To render ineffective or inoperative.

enfeeble

enfeeble (v)
To debilitate.

enfranchise

enfranchise (v)
To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.

engender

engender (v)
To produce.

engrave

engrave (v)
To cut or carve in or upon some surface.

engross

engross (v)
To occupy completely.

enhance

enhance (v)
To intensify.

enigma

enigma (n)
A riddle.

enjoin

enjoin (v)
To command.

enkindle

enkindle (v)
To set on fire.

enlighten

enlighten (v)
To cause to see clearly.

enlist

enlist (v)
To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment.

enmity

enmity (n)
Hatred.

ennoble

ennoble (v)
To dignify.

enormity

enormity (n)
Immensity.

enormous

enormous (adj)
Gigantic.

enrage

enrage (v)
To infuriate.

enrapture

enrapture (v)
To delight extravagantly or intensely.

enshrine

enshrine (v)
To keep sacred.

ensnare

ensnare (v)
To entrap.

entail

entail (v)
To involve; necessitate.

entangle

entangle (v)
To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.

enthrall

enthrall (v)
To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.

enthrone

enthrone (v)
To invest with sovereign power.

enthuse

enthuse (v)
To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.

enthusiastic

enthusiastic (adj)
Full of zeal and fervor.

entirety

entirety (n)
A complete thing.

entomology

entomology (n)
The branch of zoology that treats of insects.

entrails

entrails (n)
pl. The internal parts of an animal.

entreaty

entreaty (n)
An earnest request.

entree

entree (n)
The act of entering.

entrench

entrench (v)
To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.

entwine

entwine (v)
To interweave.

enumerate

enumerate (v)
To name one by one.

epic

epic (n)
A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.

epicure

epicure (n)
One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.

Epicurean

Epicurean (adj)
Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.

epicycle

epicycle (n)
A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.

epicycloid

epicycloid (n)
A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.

epidemic

epidemic (n)
Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.

epidermis

epidermis (n)
The outer skin.

epigram

epigram (n)
A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.

epilogue

epilogue (n)
The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.

epiphany

epiphany (n)
Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.

episode

episode (n)
An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.

epitaph

epitaph (n)
An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.

epithet

epithet (n)
Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in Father Aeneas"."

epitome

epitome (n)
A simplified representation.

epizootic

epizootic (adj)
Prevailing among animals.

epoch

epoch (n)
A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.

epode

epode (n)
A species of lyric poems.

equalize

equalize (v)
To render uniform.

equanimity

equanimity (n)
Evenness of mind or temper.

equestrian

equestrian (adj)
Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.

equilibrium

equilibrium (n)
A state of balance.

equitable

equitable (adj)
Characterized by fairness.

equity

equity (n)
Fairness or impartiality.

equivalent

equivalent (adj)
Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.

equivocal

equivocal (adj)
Ambiguous.

equivocate

equivocate (v)
To use words of double meaning.

eradicate

eradicate (v)
To destroy thoroughly.

errant

errant (adj)
Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.

erratic

erratic (adj)
Irregular.

erroneous

erroneous (adj)
Incorrect.

erudite

erudite (adj)
Very-learned.

erudition

erudition (n)
Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.

eschew

eschew (v)
To keep clear of.

espy

espy (v)
To keep close watch.

esquire

esquire (n)
A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.

essence

essence (n)
That which makes a thing to be what it is.

esthetic

esthetic (adj)
Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.

estimable

estimable (adj)
Worthy of respect.

estrange

estrange (v)
To alienate.

estuary

estuary (n)
A wide lower part of a tidal river.

eugenic

eugenic (adj)
Relating to the development and improvement of race.

eulogize

eulogize (v)
To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character.

eulogy

eulogy (n)
A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.

euphemism

euphemism (n)
A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.

euphonious

euphonious (adj)
Characterized by agreeableness of sound.

euphony

euphony (n)
Agreeableness of sound.

evade

evade (v)
To avoid by artifice.

evanesce

evanesce (v)
To vanish gradually.

evanescent

evanescent (adj)
Fleeting.

evangelical

evangelical (adj)
Seeking the conversion of sinners.

evangelist

evangelist (n)
A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.

evasion

evasion (n)
Escape.

eventual

eventual (adj)
Ultimate.

evert

evert (v)
To turn inside out.

evict

evict (v)
To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.

evidential

evidential (adj)
Indicative.

evince

evince (v)
To make manifest or evident.

evoke

evoke (v)
To call or summon forth.

evolution

evolution (n)
Development or growth.

evolve

evolve (v)
To unfold or expand.

exacerbate

exacerbate (v)
To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.

exaggerate

exaggerate (v)
To overstate.

exasperate

exasperate (v)
To excite great anger in.

excavate

excavate (v)
To remove by digging or scooping out.

exceed

exceed (v)
To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.

excel

excel (v)
To be superior or distinguished.

excellence

excellence (n)
Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.

excellency

excellency (n)
A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.

excellent

excellent (adj)
Possessing distinguished merit.

excerpt

excerpt (n)
An extract or selection from written or printed matter.

excess

excess (n)
That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.

excitable

excitable (adj)
Nervously high-strung.

excitation

excitation (n)
Intensified emotion or action.

exclamation

exclamation (n)
An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.

exclude

exclude (v)
To shut out purposely or forcibly.

exclusion

exclusion (n)
Non-admission.

excrescence

excrescence (n)
Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.

excretion

excretion (n)
The getting rid of waste matter.

excruciate

excruciate (v)
To inflict severe pain or agony upon.

excursion

excursion (n)
A journey.

excusable

excusable (adj)
Justifiable.

execrable

execrable (adj)
Abominable.

execration

execration (n)
An accursed thing.

executor

executor (n)
A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.

exegesis

exegesis (n)
Biblical exposition or interpretation.

exemplar

exemplar (n)
A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.

exemplary

exemplary (adj)
Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.

exemplify

exemplify (v)
To show by example.

exempt

exempt (adj)
Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.

exert

exert (v)
To make an effort.

exhale

exhale (v)
To breathe forth.

exhaust

exhaust (v)
To empty by draining off the contents.

exhaustible

exhaustible (adj)
Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.

exhaustion

exhaustion (n)
Deprivation of strength or energy.

exhaustive

exhaustive (adj)
Thorough and complete in execution.

exhilarate

exhilarate (v)
To fill with high or cheerful spirits.

exhume

exhume (v)
To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).

exigency

exigency (n)
A critical period or condition.

exigent

exigent (adj)
Urgent.

existence

existence (n)
Possession or continuance of being.

exit

exit (n)
A way or passage out.

exodus

exodus (n)
A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.

exonerate

exonerate (v)
To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.

exorbitance

exorbitance (n)
Extravagance or enormity.

exorbitant

exorbitant (adj)
Going beyond usual and proper limits.

exorcise

exorcise (v)
To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.

exotic

exotic (adj)
Foreign.

expand

expand (v)
To increase in range or scope.

expanse

expanse (n)
A continuous area or stretch.

expansion

expansion (n)
Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.

expatriate

expatriate (v)
To drive from one's own country.

expect

expect (v)
To look forward to as certain or probable.

expectancy

expectancy (n)
The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.

expectorate

expectorate (v)
To cough up and spit forth.

expediency

expediency (n)
Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.

expedient

expedient (adj)
Contributing to personal advantage.

expedite

expedite (v)
To hasten the movement or progress of.

expeditious

expeditious (adj)
Speedy.

expend

expend (v)
To spend.

expense

expense (n)
The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.

expiate

expiate (v)
To make satisfaction or amends for.

explicate

explicate (v)
To clear from involvement.

explicit

explicit (adj)
Definite.

explode

explode (v)
To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.

explosion

explosion (n)
A sudden and violent outbreak.

explosive

explosive (adj)
Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.

exposition

exposition (n)
Formal presentation.

expository

expository (adj)
Pertaining to a formal presentation.

expostulate

expostulate (v)
To discuss.

exposure

exposure (n)
An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.

expressive

expressive (adj)
Full of meaning.

expulsion

expulsion (n)
Forcible ejection.

extant

extant (adj)
Still existing and known.

extemporaneous

extemporaneous (adj)
Done or made without much or any preparation.

extempore

extempore (adv)
Without studied or special preparation.

extensible

extensible (adj)
Capable of being thrust out.

extension

extension (n)
A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.

extensive

extensive (adj)
Extended widely in space, time, or scope.

extensor

extensor (n)
A muscle that causes extension.

extenuate

extenuate (v)
To diminish the gravity or importance of.

exterior

exterior (n)
That which is outside.

external

external (n)
Anything relating or belonging to the outside.

extinct

extinct (adj)
Being no longer in existence.

extinguish

extinguish (v)
To render extinct.

extol

extol (v)
To praise in the highest terms.

extort

extort (v)
To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.

extortion

extortion (n)
The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.

extradite

extradite (v)
To surrender the custody of.

extradition

extradition (n)
The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.

extrajudicial

extrajudicial (adj)
Happening out of court.

extraneous

extraneous (adj)
Having no essential relation to a subject.

extraordinary

extraordinary (adj)
Unusual.