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Flashcards in PSAT Lesson 28 Deck (25):
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abeyance

suspension of action

2

burly

great in bodily size, sturdy; brusque

3

cavalier

an armed horseman, a knight; treating important matters lightly

4

chagrin

vexation through humiliation, hurt pride, or disappointment

5

coagulate

to gather together in a mass, to clot; to congeal

6

compilation

an accumulation of many things

7

contest

to compete, to attempt to disprove

8

deoliate

to deprive of leaves

9

effigy

a dummy or image of a person (usually one who is not liked)

10

eon

a long period of time

11

fervent

ardent, showing great emotion, impassioned

12

ingenuity

cleverness, inventiveness, resourcefulness

13

insidious

treacherous or dangerous in a secret sort of way

14

myopic

unable to discern, unable to think clearly or objectively; shortsighted

15

plethora

superabundance, excessive amount

16

propitious

favorably disposed, graciously inclined

17

protrustion

something sticking out

18

quack

an unqualified or fake doctor, charlatan

19

querulous

constantly complaining, whining

20

rustic

relating to the country

21

sovereign

possessed of controlling power

22

temperance

moderation of self-restraint in action or statement

23

truncate

to shorten by cutting

24

undulant

moving with or resembling a wavelike motion

25

viscosity

property of having a high resistance to flow