Flashcards in SAT 10 Deck (15)
-to increase in rank or wealth: growth in power. Ant. diminish
-stinging. biting; scathing or hurtful The caustic vapors of the cleaning solution made it difficult to stay in the room, since my eyes were burning and my breathing was labored.
-tending to lower in estimation; degrading. The news reporter made a severe mistake when he relayed the derogatory comments about the senator. Ant. complimentary
-to try to equal or surpass.
-happening by chance. We experienced a fortuitous moment when the rain began to fall and the work detail at the camp had to be canceled. Ant. planned; expected
-in an early stage. Ant. experienced
-indifferent; marked by a lack of energy or enthusiasm The child’s listless body was a concern for the emergency technician. Ant. energetic; enthusiastic
external; incidental; tangential. Ant. central; focused
to freshen or polish again; to make like new The young couple refurbished their first home with the help of a new landscape.
pleasing to the taste or smell; pleasant; morally attractive The savory aroma of barbeque permeated the air.
diverging or digressing; merely touching a subject, not dealing with it at all. Ant. central; focused
plain; very clear in meaning. My parents’ unequivocal “NO” made it impossible to think they would ever change their minds. Ant. obscure; abstract
-to regard with respect and reverence; to honor
Ant. denigrate; condemn
to sharpen; to make stronger; to stimulate. The young knight whet his sword in preparation for the battle