Quiz: How well do you know your SAT vocabulary?

Farewell, obscure words.

 The College Board announced some major changes to the SAT today.

Among them: the end of what are fondly known as "SAT words".  You know, the ones you learn for the SAT and never use again -- like "sagacious" and "prevaricator." Or, as the College Board puts it: "Vocabulary focused on words that are sometimes obscure and not widely used in college and career. These words, while interesting and useful in specific instances, often lack broad utility in varied disciplines and contexts."

Which words could languish in obscurity?

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