21 Flashcards Preview

mySATs Academy > 21 > Flashcards

Flashcards in 21 Deck (50):
1

impale

pierce

2

inalienable

not to be taken away; nontransferable

3

urbane

suave; refined; elegant

4

voracious

having an insatiable appetite; ravenous

5

acme

top; pinnacle

6

amnesty

pardon

7

asperity

sharpness (of temper)

8

bent

determined; natural talent of inclination

9

cadaver

corpse

10

circumscribe

limit; confine

11

conformity

harmony; agreement

12

corporeal

bodily; material

13

deference

courteous regard for another's which

14

diabolical

devilish

15

dissident

dissenting; rebellious

16

elusive

evasive; baffling; hard to grasp

17

equivocal

ambiguous; intentionally misleading

18

extenuate

weaken; mitigate

19

fissure

crevice

20

fulcrum

support on which a lever rests

21

gyrate

to rotate rapidly, to spin to wind or coil

22

impalpable

imperceptible; intangible

23

inane

silly; senseless

24

infamy

evil reputation; extreme disgrace

25

intransigence

refusal of any compromise; stubbornness

26

laconic

brief and to the point

27

lustrous

shining

28

mettle

courage; spirit

29

myopic

nearsighted; lacking foresight

30

octogenarian

between the ages of 80 and 90 years old

31

palliate

lessen the violence of (a disease); alleviate; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses

32

peripheral

marginal; outer

33

platitude

stereotyped expression, commonplace, a cliche, a dull or trite remark

34

premonition

forewarning

35

protege

person receiving protection and support from a patron

36

ramification

branching out; subdivision

37

rejoinder

retort; comeback; reply

38

reticent

characteristically silent or quiet

39

saturnine

gloomy

40

slovenly

untidy; careless in work habits

41

stigmatize

brand; mark as wicked

42

surfeit

satiate; stuff; indulge to excess in anything

43

thespian

pertaining to drama

44

tundra

rolling; treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America

45

usurp

seize another's power or rank

46

vortex

whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorable plunged

47

acoustics

science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

48

amorous

moved my sexual love; loving

49

aspire

seek to attain; long for

50

bequeath

leave to someone by a will; hand down