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Flashcards in SAT Vocab 3 Deck (20):
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Paltry

Lacking importance/worth; insultingly small

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Unbridled

Unrestrained, uncontrolled; with all restraints removed; (horses) not fitted with a bridle

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Undulation

Wavelike form, outline, appearance

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Unctuous

Insincere earnestness; excessively suave or smug; containing oil or fat, slippery; abundant in organic materials

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Virus

Submicroscopic parasite that cause disease; something that poisons the soul/mind

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Ruddy

Having a healthy, reddish color; reddish, rosy

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Perjury

Breach of oath or promise; (Law) a witness give false evidence

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Umbrage

Offense, resentment; shadow or shade; foliage of trees

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Ruction

A riotous disturbance; a noisy quarrel

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Unremitting

Never slackening; persistent; constant; unceasing

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Prosecute

(Law) to seek/obtain/enforce by legal action of initiate civil/criminal court action against; to pursue; to carry on, engage in, or practice

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Proselytize

To induce someone to convert to one's own religion/political party

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Protagonist

The main character; leading/principal figure; leader of a cause

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Astute

Having/showing shrewdness/discern, especially with respect to one's own concerns; clever, crafty, Perceptive

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Urbane

Polite, refined, elegant in manner; sophisticated

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Gist

The central idea; the essence; point of an argument/speech

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Glean

To gather grain left by reapers; to collect bit by bit

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Gnarled

Having gnarls, misshapen; peevish; rugged, roughed as from age or work

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Attrition

Rubbing away or wearing down by friction; gradual diminution in number/strength because of constant stress; repentance for sin motivated by fear/punishment instead of love of God

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Atypical

Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular