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Flashcards in PSAT Lesson 7 Deck (25):
1

abhor

to regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe

2

accolade

praise, an award

3

ascetic

one who leads a life of self denial and contemplation; absent of luxury

4

bequeath

to hand down, to give or to leave in a will

5

charlatan

one who claims to know something that he does not, a quack

6

conflagration

a large fire

7

dearth

a lack, a scarcity

8

diffidence

shyness, reserve, unassertiveness

9

effervescent

showing high spirits

10

ethereal

heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible

11

expunge

to remove, to erase

12

guile

deceitfulness, duplicity

13

implausable

not believable

14

incongruity

nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility

15

insularity

qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness or opinion

16

morose

being sullen or gloomy

17

placate

to appease or to pacify by making concessions

18

poignant

piercing, incisive, and keen

19

provincial

lacking sophistication, narrow-minded

20

reiterate

to repeat

21

spontaneous

having no external cause, acting on impulse

22

synthesis

combining parts into a whole

23

toxic

poisonous

24

vigilant

very alert, watchful

25

voluble

ability to use words easily, fluent and glib