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Flashcards in PSAT Lesson 8 Deck (25):
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acquiesce

to give in, to comply

2

affinity

a likeness, a natural relationship, a kindship

3

blashphemous

irreverent, profane

4

buttress

a support or prop

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cicumspect

careful to consider consequences, cautious, prudent

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corroboration

confirmation

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deplete

to use up gradually, to lessen in amount or value

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despotic

ruling oppressively and absolutely; tyrannical

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emaciated

very thin (usually as a result of starvation), wasting away

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empirical

based on observation or experiment and not on theory

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extraneous

not essential or vital

12

fallow

inactive, plowed but not sowed

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homogeneous

of the same kind

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hyperbole

obvious exaggeration

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incontrovertible

indisputable

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irascible

irritable, easily angered, cranky, cross

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laconic

using a minimum of words concise to the point of seeming rude

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magnanimity

having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit

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obseqious

overly attentive, like a sycophant, servile

20

proliferation

an increase in number, multiplication

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scrupulous

very principled, very careful and consientious

22

sublime

exalted, noble, uplifting

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surreptitious

secret, clandestine, stealthy

24

veraciy

devotion to the truth

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zeal

enthusiasm, fervor