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Flashcards in SAT Vocab 5 Deck (30):
1

collaborate

to work together, especially in literary, artistic, or scientific undertaking

2

contrite

feeling or showing guilt or regret for sins or wrongs

3

emulate

to imitate with intent to equal or surpass

4

enhance

to magnify or increase the degree or value of

5

enunciate

to pronounce words or state ideas in a clear and distinct manner

6

evoke

to bring or call something to the conscious mind; to draw out, call up, or summon

7

expatriate

one thrown out of their native country, one who lives in a foreign country

8

frowzy

unkempt or untidy in appearance

9

heinous

shockingly brutal or cruel; hateul

10

impeccable

blameless or faultless

11

impound

to take possession of and retain in legal custody

12

inane

silly

13

magnanimous

generous in forgiving insult or injury

14

sere

dried up or withered

15

unctuous

excessively suave to the point of being fake, obviously exaggerated earnestness

16

acrimony

bitterness or harshness in nature, speech or disposition, nasty behavior or speech

17

balk

an barrier, obstacle or hindrance causing defeat; to stop short and refuse to go on

18

cajole

to influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

19

dour

silently ill-humored; gloomy

20

expound

to explain in detail; elucidate

21

exult

to rejoice greatly; to be jubilant or triumphant

22

feasible

that which may be done, performed, or effected

23

fiasco

a complete or humiliating failure; a catastrophe

24

fluctuate

to shift back and forth with uncertainty

25

harry

to disturb or distress by repeated attacks; harass

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incognito

a person in disguise; having one's identity concealed or under disguise; with the real identity concealed

27

inscrutable

difficult to understand or fathom

28

lethargy

the state of being drowsy or tired, a lack of energy

29

metier

a field of work that one is well suited for; a person's strong suit or specialty

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omniscient

characterized by unlimited or infinity knowledge