SAT

Words at the SAT level.

Privacy: 

noun.
the indistinct sound of people whispering
a soft susurrus of conversation
Synonyms: susurration
03/10/2015 - 21:13

adj.
tolerant or lenient
indulgent parents risk spoiling their children|too soft on the children|they are soft on crime
Synonyms: indulgent, soft
adj.
not strict
an easy teacher|easy standards|lenient rules|an easy penalty
adj.
characterized by tolerance and mercy
03/10/2015 - 21:11

noun.
any of the bones of the fingers or toes
noun.
any closely ranked crowd of people
noun.
a body of troops in close array
03/10/2015 - 14:25

noun.
thunderous verbal attack
Synonyms: fulmination
03/10/2015 - 14:17

adj.
so unreasonable as to invite derision
the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework|that's a cockeyed idea|ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer|a contribution so small as to be laughable|it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion|a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history|her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
03/10/2015 - 12:10

adj.
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness|a refractory child
adj.
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators
03/10/2015 - 11:19

noun.
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
03/10/2015 - 09:35

adj.
affording no ease or reassurance
a precarious truce
Synonyms: unstable
adj.
fraught with danger
dangerous waters|a parlous journey on stormy seas|a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat|the precarious life of an undersea diver|dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery
adj.
not secure; beset with difficulties
a shaky marriage
Synonyms: shaky
03/09/2015 - 10:20

adj.
characterized by intense emotion
ardent love|an ardent lover|a fervent desire to change society|a fervent admirer|fiery oratory|an impassioned appeal|a torrid love affair
adj.
(archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing
the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems|set out...when the fervid heat subsides
Synonyms: fervent
03/06/2015 - 14:57

noun.
a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
he inherited his delinquency from his father|his derelictions were not really intended as crimes|his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities
noun.
willful negligence
03/05/2015 - 20:55

verb.
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
sketch the outline of the book|outline his ideas
Synonyms: outline, sketch
verb.
give to understand
I insinuated that I did not like his wife
Synonyms: insinuate, intimate
03/04/2015 - 12:13

noun.
a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
noun.
filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
Synonyms: cobweb
adj.
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
this smallest and most ethereal of birds|gossamer shading through his playing
Synonyms: ethereal
adj.
so thin as to transmit light
a hat with a diaphanous veil|filmy wings of a moth|gauzy clouds of dandelion down|gossamer cobwebs|sheer silk stockings|transparent chiffon|vaporous silks
02/18/2015 - 17:10

noun.
a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
noun.
filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
Synonyms: cobweb
adj.
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
this smallest and most ethereal of birds|gossamer shading through his playing
Synonyms: ethereal
adj.
so thin as to transmit light
a hat with a diaphanous veil|filmy wings of a moth|gauzy clouds of dandelion down|gossamer cobwebs|sheer silk stockings|transparent chiffon|vaporous silks
02/18/2015 - 17:10

adj.
presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
propitious omens|propitious gales speeded us along|a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration
Antonyms: unpropitious
02/18/2015 - 16:52

adj.
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
clandestine intelligence operations|cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines|hole-and-corner intrigue|secret missions|a secret agent|secret sales of arms|surreptitious mobilization of troops|an undercover investigation|underground resistance
02/13/2015 - 12:46

adj.
ostentatiously rich and superior in quality
a princely sum|gilded dining rooms|these architecture magazines are full of the lush interiors of the rich and famous
02/11/2015 - 10:34