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Flashcards in SAT Hit Parade Deck (50):
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indifferent

indifferent - not caring one way or the other; mediocre; lacking a preference; neutral

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apathy

apathy - lack of emotion or interest

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obscure

obscure - unclear; clouded; partially hidden; hard to understand

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impartial

impartial - unbiased; neutral

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objective

objective - without bias (as opposed to subjective)

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revere

revere - to worship; to honor (think of reverend)

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discriminate

discriminate - to differentiate; to make a clear distinction; to see the difference

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denounce

denounce - to speak out against; to condemn

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innovate

innovate - to be creative; to introduce something new

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relevant

relevant - important; pertinent

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candid

candid - honest; frank

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discernment

discernment - insight; ability to see things clearly

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disdain

disdain - arrogant scorn; contempt

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abstract

abstract - theoretical; lacking substance (the opposite of concrete)

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temperate

temperate - moderate; restrained

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enigma

enigma - mystery

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inevitable

inevitable - unavoidable; bound to happen

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eccentric

eccentric - not conventional; a little kooky; irregular

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provincial

provincial - limited in outlook to one's own small corner of the world; narrow

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futile

futile - hopeless; without effect

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diverse

diverse - varied

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benevolent

benevolent - kind; good-hearted; generous

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pious

pious - reverent or devout; outwardly (and sometimes falsely) reverent or devout

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conciliatory

conciliatory - making peace; attempting to solve a dispute through goodwill

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resignation

resignation - reluctant acceptance of a bad situation (secondary meaning)

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resolute

resolute - determined; firm; unwavering

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servile

servile - submissive and subservient; like a servant

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acute

acute - sharp; shrewd

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reticent

reticent - restrained; uncommunicative

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anarchy

anarchy - absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder

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virulent

virulent - extremely poisonous; malignant; full of hate

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scrutinize

scrutinize - to examine closely

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discord

discord - disagreement (the opposite of concord)

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repudiate

repudiate - to reject; to deny

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diligent

diligent - hardworking

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superficial

superficial - on the surface only; shallow; not thorough

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contempt

contempt - reproachful disdain

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lucid

lucid - clear; easy to understand

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aesthetic

aesthetic - having to do with artistic beauty; artistic (not to be confused with ascetic, also on the Hit Parade)

40

prodigal

prodigal - extravagant; wasteful

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augment

augment - to add to; to increase; to make bigger

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complacent

complacent - smug; self-satisfied; pleased with oneself; contented to a fault

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guile

guile - cunning; duplicity

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squander

squander - to waste

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incessant

incessant - unceasing; never-ending

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laudable

laudable - worthy of praise

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deter

deter - to prevent; to stop; to keep from doing something

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redundant

redundant - repetitive; unnecessary; excessively wordy

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infamous

infamous - shamefully wicked; having (and deserving) an extremely bad reputation; disgraceful

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provocative

provocative - exciting; attracting attention