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Flashcards in PSAT Lesson 13 Deck (25):
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allure

to influence, sway, or entice with some tempting appeal

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apathy

a lack of concern or feeling, indifference

3

auspicious

favorable

4

caricature

a portrayal where features are distorted, a parody

5

cordial

courteous and gracious; friendly; warm

6

cosmopolitan

dealing with the whole world

7

deplore

to regret deeply or strongly; to feel or to express deep grief for

8

discrepant

disagreeing, inconsistent

9

ecstasy

extreme happiness

10

empathy

understanding or identification with another's feelings or situation

11

equivocal

ambiguous (usually intended to mislead)

12

expeditious

done with speed and efficiency

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galvanize

to stimulate or to excite as if by an electric shock

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implacable

incapable or being appeased

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inimitable

not able to be imitated

16

mutability

the degree to which something is subject and likely to change

17

odious

deserving hate or contempt

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parochial

limited in range or scope, narrow, provincial

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penchant

a strong inclination

20

ponderous

very heavy, unwieldy from weight

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protract

to prolong

22

replete

filled to capacity, abundantly supplied

23

soporific

something that tends to cause sleep and to dull awareness or alertness

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strident

loud and harsh sounding

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trachery

violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason