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Flashcards in PSAT 81-100 Deck (20)
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Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: ordinary, informal conversation and expression
Synonyms: casual, conventional, conversational, idiomatic, stock, trite, vernacular
Antonyms: formal, noteworthy, uncommon, unusual

Colloquial

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Part of Speech: noun
Definition: secret cooperation, often in order to cheat or deceive
Synonyms: collaboration, complicity, intrigue, plot, scheme

Collusion

2

Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: corresponding in size or degree
Synonyms: commensurable, equal, equivalent, comparable, proportionate, appropriate
Antonyms: unequal, incommensurate, inadequate, inappropriate, insufficient

Commensurate

3

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: smug and overly satisfied with one's self or achievements
Synonyms: contentment, ease, serenity, tranquility, peace, fulfillment
Antonyms: anxiety, annoyance, bother, discomfort, discontent, dissatisfaction

Complacency

4

Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: peace-making; resolving through goodwill
Synonyms: pacifying, mollifying, amiable, friendly, placid, yielding
Antonyms: unyielding, hostile, antagonistic, stubborn

Conciliatory

5

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to overlook, excuse, permit
Synonyms: pardon, disregard, ignore
Antonyms: disapprove, censure, forbid, prevent, condemn

Condone

6

Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: leading to a result; contributing, helpful
Synonyms: contributory, favorable, instrumental, acceptable, beneficial
Antonyms: detrimental, abusive, adverse, discouraging, unfavorable

Conducive

7

Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: friendly, pleasant, agreeable
Synonyms: compatible, harmonious, affable, sociable
Antonyms: unpleasant, offensive, disagreeable

Congenial

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Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: innate; something you are born with
Synonyms: hereditary, inborn, inherited, natural, ingrained, latent
Antonyms: acquired, learned, extra

Congenital

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Part of Speech: noun
Definition: inference; guess
Synonyms: forecast, prophesy, suggestion, speculation, opinion
Antonyms: knowledge, certainty, fact, proof, reality, truth

Conjecture

10

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to bring into being or make magically
Synonyms: invoke, summon, bewitch, enchant, charm, entrance

Conjure

11

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: an expert, particularly in matters of art or taste
Synonyms: aficionado, cognoscenti, epicure, expert, maven, savant, specialist
Antonyms: ignoramus, dilettante, dabbler, rookie

Connoisseur

12

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to make, or declare, holy
Synonyms: bless, hallow, sanctify, dedicate, honor, ordain
Antonyms: desecrate, violate, deprecate, condemn

Consecrate

13

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: argumentative
Synonyms: belligerent, litigious, pugnacious, quarrelsome
Antonyms: agreeable, cooperative, accommodating

Contentious

14

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: the condition of being dependent on something else; a possibility
Synonyms: eventuality, potentiality, prospect, chance, opportunity
Antonyms: impossibility, certainty

Contingency

15

Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: feeling bad about wrongdoing; having remorse
Synonyms: apologetic, remorseful, penitent, chastened
Antonyms: unrepentant, unremorseful

Contrite

16

Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: festive; gay
Synonyms: hearty, jovial, merry, sociable, fun-loving
Antonyms: sober, reserved, dull, serious, solemn, staid

Convivial

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Part of Speech: adj.
Definition: plentiful; abundant
Synonyms: ample, bountiful, generous, profuse, extensive
Antonyms: scant, minimal, spare, meager, scarce, lacking

Copious

18

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to substantiate; to back up, confirm
Synonyms: document, support, validate, verify
Antonyms: refute, rebut, disprove

Corroborate

19

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: achievement, often by maneuver; something successfully completed
Synonyms: attainment, completion, consummation, feat, finish, triumph, victory, stunt
Antonyms: defeat, failure, frustration, nullification

Coup