Princeton Review Words
"His disappearance is an enigma that has given rise to much speculation."
Lack of emotion or interest
"She had drawn a shawl over her head and was sunk in the apathy of despair or drink."
Having no preference
"His indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others."
"The child revered her mother."
"The candor of the speech impressed the audience."
"President James Madison, at the time closely allied with Thomas Jefferson, was not reticent about discussing wealth inequality."
Concerning art or beauty
"The clean lines, bare surfaces, and sense of space that bespeak the machine-age aesthetic; the Cubist aesthetic."
"Faith may bolster the ascetic, but boredom wears him down—grime and solitude breed apathy."
"The rebels demanded autonomy from Spain."
"It was associated with government heavy-handedness and viewed with disdain."
"It feels like an innocuous moment, it should be an innocuous moment, but such moments are like serrated precipices."
"A banal and sophomoric treatment of courage on the frontier."
"The writer has followed a rule but compromised clarity; whether the vote or the approval was immediate is ambiguous."
Lack of government, chaos
"The death of the king was followed by a year of anarchy."
"Strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment."
To waste away from lack of use
"He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought."
"The key to his success is working in a practice that gives him time to innovate."
"Medieval rebellions against servile laws."
"We extol celebrity at a time when it has never seemed more fleeting or meaningless."
"His salary is augmented by a small inheritance."
"Once in power, they often hired gifted artists to portray them in flattering and benevolent poses."
"This vision is still being greeted with derision and genuine concern by various parents who oppose mandatory vaccination."
"The disparity has left some dealers convinced that maps Smiley stole now hang on the walls of private collectors around the world."
"For all its flagrant indiscretions, though, FIFA has never run afoul of the law."
"So why do we hear so many professors describe their pupils as hostile to learning, with a leaving of indolence?"
To give in
"He was a force of nature and a force for good that eventually, they had to acquiesce."
Extravagant or wasteful
"Turns out Nash's prodigal roommate Charles isn't real, but rather a personification of Nash's loss of youthful exuberance."
"The list is as capricious - its bounds known only to its mysterious conceivers - as it is precise."
Commonplace or uninspired
"Prosaic needles and thread assumed a mysterious charm in the dimpled hands of the girl he loved."
"The cells are austere - essentially hardened trailers - that cost about $40.000 each to build."
"The more people are comfortable and complacent, the more it plays into things that are destroying the world."
Conforming to a request or demand
"In compliance with the flight plan, the 777 was at 33,000 feet."
"Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace."
"Following the all too predictable cycle of the hyper active 21st century, focus on the explosion was ephemeral."
"The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened."
"When I saw it listed on the contents page, I thought, 'Why would he write about a song that insipid?'"
Unclear or partially hidden
"And too much of a focus on numbers can obscure strategic truths."
"Stanley is still in a state of shock from the legacy of deception and depravity left by Bulger."
To distinguish one thing from another
"Lately though, it seems the line between spin and reality is harder to discern."
"The US government should expedite their cases while showing modicum of flexibility in reviewing their documentation."