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Flashcards in PSAT Lesson 27 Deck (25):
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abyss

bottomless hole, a vast expanse or depth

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acrid

caustic, bitter, harsh (relates sometimes to taste and smell)

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acuity

sharpness of perception

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baleful

destructive, deadly

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cataclysm

an event or situation that causes a momentous change or upheaval

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catharsis

a purification or purging of emotions that brings about spiritual renewal

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dogma

a system of beliefs or pinciples

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edifice

a very large building

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enumerate

to count one by one

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grate

to cause irritation

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inertia

resistance to motion or action

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inordinate

exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

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luminous

shining, full of light

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maudlin

overly sentimental

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novice

a beginner

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pique

resentment, irritation

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propensity

preference, natural inclination

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purse

to pucker or to tighten one's lips

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reture

to disprove, to show as erroneous

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remuneration

the act of paying for a service, loss or expense

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soothsayer

a person who is able to predict the future, seer

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supple

easily bent, elastic, pliable

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travail

difficult labot

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understate

to show restraint or lack of emphasis

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vibrant

full of life