SAT/ACT List 4
SAT/ACT List 3
Profuse (adj.)- in great abundance; bountiful; lavish; lush
Ex: The phrase “profuse apologies” describes a gushing flood of “I’m sorrys.”
Superficial (adj.) – on the surface, shallow; not deep, serious or important
Ex: I received some superficial cuts from cleats in the last soccer game; luckily they will heal quickly.
Uniform(adj.)- consistent; the same
Ex: At school we follow consistency and fairness—uniform attendance policies and uniform grading systems.
Listless (adj.)- lacking energy or enthusiasm; indifferent or uncaring
Ex: When we found Fluffy staring at her food with dull, listless eyes, we knew she was sick.
Incessant (adj.)- going on without interruption; unceasing; continuous
Ex: En route to the vet’s office, Fluffy’s incessant yowling drove us crazy.
Unobtrusive(adj.)- not noticeable; inconspicuous; or, not agressive
Ex: Dude, our dog, has spent his entire aggressive life seeking fights instead of being unobtrusive.
Fervent (adj.)- full of strong emotion; impassioned
Ex: Fluffy vents her anger in fervent yowls when another cat invades our yard.
Germane (adj.) – fitting and appropriate; relevant; pertinent
Ex: The Mark Twain quotes I like best aren’t germane to the way I speak, so I can’t use them.
Fortuitous (adj.)- happening by chance; accidental
Ex: Fluffy stalks mice deliberately, but she also has her share of fortuitous meetings.
Grueling (adj.)- demanding and exhausting: punishing, tiring
Ex: In one grueling day, the newspaper staff washed over 400 cars to raise money for new computers.
Indulgent (adj.)- generous to a fault; lenient, not critical
Ex: We’ve been too indulgent with our dog, and now he is spoiled.
Vulnerable (adj.)- open to physical or mental damage or hurt
Ex: As a child I was vulnerable to attack from mean kids on the playground at recess.