Huntington SAT Mental Words
abstruse
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric,
acumen
keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters. ,
ascertain
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine: to ascertain the facts.,
baffle
“to confuse, bewilder, or perplex”,
clarify
“to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.

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conjecture
the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof,
deduce
to derive as a conclusion from something known or assumed,
discernment
discrimination; acuteness of judgment and understanding,
empirical
derived from or guided by experience or experiment,
encyclopedic
relating to all branches of knowledge,
fallible
“liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken”,
muse
“to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject”,
obtuse
“not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull”,
pedagogue
a teacher; schoolteacher,
perplexity
the state of being perplexed; confusion; uncertainty,
rational
agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible,
recollect
“to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered)”,
rudimentary
pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary,
sagacious
having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd,
vacuous
without contents; empty,
cerebral
of or pertaining to the cerebrum or the brain,
confound
“to perplex or amaze, especially by a sudden disturbance or surprise; bewilder; confuse”,
contemplate
to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully,
errant
deviating from the regular or proper course; erring; straying,
esoteric
understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite,
exhaustive
“exhausting a subject, topic, etc.; comprehensive; thorough”,
fundamental
“serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic”,
hypothesize
to form a hypothesis,
perspicacity
keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration,
verify
“to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate”,