SSAT Upper Level Vocabulary

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Flashcards on SSAT Upper Level Vocabulary , created by Koch.K on 12/06/2014.

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Abdicate fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty).
Abhor regard with disgust and hatred.
Adamant refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind: he is adamant that he is not going to resign.
Adept very skilled or proficient at something:
Aggrandize increase the power, status, or wealth of: an action intended to aggrandize the Frankish dynasty.
Aggravate make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious: military action would only aggravate the situation.
Aggregate a whole formed by combining several separate elements: the council was an aggregate of three regional assemblies.
Ail trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body: exercise is good for whatever ails one.
Akin of similar character: something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her | genius and madness are akin.
Aloof not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant: they were courteous but faintly aloof | an aloof and somewhat austere figure.
Altruism disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others. some may choose to work with vulnerable elderly people out of altruism.
Ambiguous open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning: ambiguous phrases.
Ambivalent having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone: some loved her, some hated her, few were ambivalent about her | an ambivalent attitude to Europe.
Ameliorate make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better: the reform did much to ameliorate living standards.
Amiable having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner: the amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically.
Androgynous partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex. a stunningly androgynous dancer. he used surgery and cosmetics to make his face look pasty and bizarrely androgynous.
Annex add as an extra or subordinate part, especially to a document: the first ten amendments were annexed to the Constitution in 1791.
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