Flashcards in SAT - M's Deck (18):
Adj. hateful; spiteful.
Jealous of Cinderella's beauty, her malicious stepsisters expressed their spite by forcing her to do menial tasks.
Adj. damaged; disfigured.
She had to refinish the marred surface of the table.
N. preoccupation with physical comforts and things.
By its nature, materialism is opposed to idealism, for when the materialists emphasize the needs for the body, the idealist emphasizes the need for the soul.
V. wind or turn in its course.
Needing to stay close to a source of water, he followed every twist and turn of the stream as it meandered through the countryside.
Adj. interested in money or gain.
Andy's every act was prompted by mercenary motives; his first question was always "What's in it for me?"
Adj. capricious; changing; fickle.
Quick as quicksilver to change, he was mercurial in nature and therefore unreliable.
An accountant must be methodical and maintain order among his financial records.
Adj. excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous.
Martha Stewart was a meticulous housekeeper, fussing about each and every detail that went into making up her perfect home.
N. merriment; laughter.
Sober Malvolio found Sir Toby's mirth improper.
N. one who hates mankind.
In Gulliver's Travels, Swift portrays an image of humanity as vile, degraded beasts; for this reason, various critics consider him a misanthrope.
Adj. stringy; mean.
Transformed by his vision on Christmas Eve, mean old Scrooge ceased being miserly and became a generous, kind old man.
N. wrong name; increased designation.
His tyrannical conduct proved to all that his nickname, King Eric the Just, was a misnomer.
V. appease; moderate.
Nothing Jason did could mitigate Medea's anger; she refused to forgive him for betraying her.
The airline customer service representative tried to mollify the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.
Adj. ill-humored; sullen; melancholy.
Forced to take early retirement, Bill acted morose for months; then all of a sudden, he shook off his sudden mood and was his usual cheerful self.
N. picture made of small inlaid tiles.
The mayor compared the city to a beautiful mosaic madeup of people of every race and religion on earth,
Adj. wordly as opposed to spiritual; everyday.
Uninterested in philosophical or spiritual discussions. Tom talked only of mundane matters such as the daily weather forecast or the latest basketball results.