SSAT Barron's 3500*

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SSAT Barron's 3500*

    Barrons SAT I Basic Word List



    SAT I

    3,500 Basic Word List Word List 1 abase-adroit

    abase V. /降低,羞辱/lower; humiliate. Defeated, Queen Zenobia

    was forced to abase herself before the conquering Romans,

    who made her march in chains before the emperor in the

    procession celebrating his triumph. abasement, N.

    abash V. /使难堪/embarrass. He was not at all abashed by her open


    abate V. /减弱,减少/subside; decrease, lessen. Rather than leaving

    immediately, they waited for the storm to abate. abatement,


    abbreviate V. /减短,缩写/shorten. Because we were running out of time,

    the lecturer had to abbreviate her speech.

    abdicate V. /放弃/renounce; give up. When Edward VIII abdicated the

    British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the

    entire world.

    abduction N. /绑架/kidnapping. The movie Ransom describes the

    attempts to rescue a multimillionaire's son after the child's

    abduction by kidnappers. abduct,V.

    aberrant N. /不正常的/abnormal or deviant. Given the aberrant nature

    of the data, we doubted the validity of the entire experiment.

    also N.

    abet V. /帮助,鼓励/aid, usually in doing something wrong;

    encourage. She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he

    had planned.

    abeyance N. /悬而未决/suspended action. The deal was held in

    abeyance until her arrival.

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    abhor V. /憎恨/detest; hate. She abhorred all forms of bigotry.

    abhorrence, N.

    abject ADJ. /穷困潦倒,卑微/wretched; lacking pride. On the streets

    of New York the homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in

    doorways to find shelter from the wind.

    abjure V. /发誓放弃/renounce upon oath. He abjured his allegiance

    to the king. abjuration, N.

    ablution N. //washing. His daily ablutions were accompanied by

    loud noises that he humorously labeled "Opera in the Bath."

    abnegation N. /批判,自我牺牲/repudiation; self-sacrifice. No act of

    abnegation was more pronounced than his refusal of any

    rewards for his discovery.

    abolish V. /废除/cancel; put an end to. The president of the college

    refused to abolish the physical education requirement.

    abolition, N.

    abominable ADJ. /可恶的,非常糟糕/detestable; extremely unpleasant;

    very bad. Mary liked John until she learned he was dating

    Susan; then she called him an abominable young man, with

    abominable taste in women.

    aboriginal ADJ., N. /原来的,土著的/being the first of its kind in a region;

    primitive; native. Her studies of the primitive art forms of the

    aboriginal Indians were widely reported in the scientific

    journals. aborigines, N.

    abortive ADJ. /不成功的,失败/unsuccessful; fruitless. Attacked by

    armed troops, the Chinese students had to abandon their

    abortive attempt to democratize Beijing peacefully. abort,V.

    abrade V. /磨损,侵蚀/wear away by friction; scrape; erode. The

    sharp rocks abraded the skin on her legs, so she put iodine on

    her abrasions.

    abrasive ADJ. /摩擦的,粗糙的,研磨剂/rubbing away; tending to grind

    down. Just as abrasive cleaning powders can wear away a

    shiny finish, abrasive remarks can wear away a listener's

    patience. abrade,V.

    abridge V. /删节,节选/condense or shorten. Because the publishers

    felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace,

    they proceeded to abridge the novel.

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abrogate ADJ. /废除/abolish. He intended to abrogate the decree

    issued by his predecessor.

    abscond V. /隐匿,逃避,躲债/depart secretly and hide. The teller who

    absconded with the bonds went uncaptured until someone

    recognized him from his photograph on "America's Most


    absolute ADJ. /完全的,肯定的/complete; totally unlimited; certain.

    Although the King of Siam was an absolute monarch, he did

    not want to behead his unfaithful wife without absolute

    evidence of her infidelity.

    absolve V. /谅解/pardon (an offense). The father confessor absolved

    him of his sins. absolution, N.

    absorb V. /吸收,合并/assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up;

    wholly engage. During the nineteenth century, America

    absorbed hordes of immigrants, turning them into productive

    citizens. Can Huggies diapers absorb more liquid than

    Pampers can? This question does not absorb me; instead, it

    bores me. absorption, N.

    abstain V. /控制,限制,自己!/refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily

    from an action or practice. After considering the effect of

    alcohol on his athletic performance, he decided to abstain

    from drinking while he trained for the race. abstinence, N.

    abstemious ADJ. /节制,饮食!,调节/sparing in eating and drinking;

    temperate. Concerned whether her vegetarian son's

    abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protein, the

    worried mother pressed food on him.

    abstinence N. /节制,饮食!/restraint from eating or drinking. The doctor

    recommended total abstinence from salted foods. abstain,V.

    abstract ADJ. /抽象的/theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational.

    To him, hunger was an abstract concept; he had never

    missed a meal.

    abstruse ADJ. /难以理解的,复杂的/obscure; profound; difficult to

    understand. She carries around abstruse works of philosophy,

    not because she understands them but because she wants

    her friends to think she does.

    abundant ADJ. /丰富,富足/plentiful; possessing riches or resources. At

    his immigration interview, Ivan listed his abundant reasons for

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    coming to America: the hope of religious freedom, the

    prospect of employment, the promise of a more abundant life.

    abusive ADJ. /粗俗的侮辱,对身体有害的/coarsely insulting; physically