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Flashcards in PSAT Lesson 26 Deck (25):
1

abominable

repugnant hateful; very unpleasant, detestable, loathsome

2

abscond

to leave secretly and hide

3

capitulate

to surrender

4

castigate

to punish or to subdue by punishment; to criticize with drastic severity

5

comatose

lethargic, unconscious

6

consolidate

to make solid, to unite, or to merge

7

despondency

depression, dejection

8

destitution

state of being extremely poor, in extreme want

9

eddy

a current of air or water moving contrary to the main current (circularly)

10

enfranchise

to give or to bestow something such as the right to vote or citizenship

11

ennoble

to elevate, to raise in rank

12

fecund

capable of reproducing, intellectual productivity

13

inebriation

drunkenness, intoxication

14

inopportune

inconvenient, poorly timed

15

inviolable

secure from violation or from being profaned

16

nonchalance

indifference, a showing of little interest

17

prevarication

evasiveness, lie

18

primordial

original, existing at the beginning (usually relates to time)

19

punctilious

stressing precise following of instructions, details, codes or conduct

20

remonstrate

to protest, to make objections

21

rudimentary

consisting in first principles, of a primitive kind; relating to basic skills

22

sonnet

a fourteen line form of poetry

23

tantamount

equivalent in value or significance

24

turgid

swollen

25

vestigial

something in an underdeveloped form