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Flashcards in College Board Online Practice Test #03, Section 04 Deck (48):
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superfluous

unnecessary, esp. through being more than enough.

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feasible

"doable"; able to be done/performed; practicable.

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depreciate

diminish in value over a period of time.

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Subsidize

Support, usually financially.

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Eschew

refrain from or avoid using on purpose.

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Forgo

Omit or decline to take, usually not by choice; to do without

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Reiterate

Restate, usually for emphasis

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Eccentric

Weird, unusual, unconventional

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand because of complication

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Contrive

Made up, articificial, not genuine

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Anecdote

A short and amusing story often used to illustrate a point

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Convoluted

Overly complicated; unnecessarily complex

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Unsubstantiated

Unsupported by evidence

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Dilatory

Causing delay; dilly-dally

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Analogous

Similar to something

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Dogmatic

Stubborn; resistance to; unyielding

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Maverick

Independent-minded person.

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Dilettante (dil - delight you do when you find delight)

A dabbler; A person who is interested but no committed to a particular activity or subject matter.

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Oracle

A prophet; A person who tells the future.

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Charlatan

A quack, fake, swindler; Someone who pretends to have expertise but he or she actually does not.

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Pragmatic

Practical; matter of fact, Sensible.

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Sardonic (Sardinia: all people are bitter)

Harshly sarcastic but critical, mocking.

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Didactic

Intended to teach to a lesson.

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Pensive

Thoughtful, engaged in deep thought.

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Ascertain

To find out the truth of something.

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Utiity

Usefulness.

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Cardinal

Top priority; Most important.

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Compatriots

Person of the same nation.

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Sonorously

Having a rich, beautiful sound.

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Bewildered

Baffled, Perplexed, Confounded.

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Unscrupulous

Not honest or fair.

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Speculation

Guesswork

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Conjecture

Guesswork

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Amicability

Friendly

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Obdurate

Stubborn

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Avuncular

Adjectival form of uncle

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Facetious

Flippant; inappropriately jocular

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Sanguine

Optimistic

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Tractable

Easy to influence

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Reticent

Reserved

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Prescient

Having knowledge of something before it happens

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Infallible

Perfect; without any faults

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Sedulous

Hardworking; diligent; assiduous

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Improvident

Not considering the future; unwise; spendthrift

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Somnolent

Sleepy

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Capricious

Impulsive

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Expedient

Convenient(bad connotation)

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Halcyon

Peaceful; no conflict; idyllic; blissful

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