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Flashcards in PSAT Lesson 33 Deck (25):
1

anchor

to secure firmly

2

antediluvian

very, very old (it literally means "before the Flood")

3

denigrate

to belittle, to run down, to deny the importance of something

4

doleful

having great sorrow

5

epilogue

a short addition to a literary work, a short speech given at the end of a play

6

epitaph

an inscription in memory of a dead person(usually on a tombstone

7

foible

slight fault, minor weakness of character

8

garish

crudely or tastelessly colorful or showy; excessively ornate or elaborate

9

homage

a reverential regard; respect shown by external action

10

iinportune

to beg in earnest

11

intagibles

things that cannot be realized or defined

12

lecher

one who indulges excessively in sexual activity or lasciviousness

13

morbidity

unwholesomeness and gloominess, gruesomeness

14

ostracize

to exclude by general consent from society or privileges

15

patronizing

having a condescending attitude

16

plenitude

abundance, a lot

17

raconteur

one who is skillful at telling stories and anecdotes

18

resonant

echoing, continuing to sound

19

sentinel

one who keep guard as a sentry

20

sequester

to seclude

21

slag

the residue or mass of metal left after smelting; worthless matter

22

sumptuous

lavish, luxurious

23

tinge

to add a bit of color; to affect slightly; a slight coloration

24

unpalatable

distasteful, unpleasant, disagreeable

25

workaday

ordinary, commonplace