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Flashcards in SAT VOCAB C, D, E Deck (50):
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corroborate

to strengthen, confirm

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consternation

amazement/dismay that causes confusion

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contentious

eager to argue

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conviction

strong held belief

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convivial

friendly

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credulity

gullibility, naive

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cursory

hasty, superficial

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curtail

to shorten; to reduce

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decorum

good taste

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deference

willingness to agree

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degradation

humiliation

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denizen

inhabitant

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depose

to remove from power; to dethrone

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deprecate

to protest against

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derail

to frustrate; to force off track

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desiccate

to dry up

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despondent

depressed; gloomy

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diatribe

bitter/ironic piece of writing

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diffidence

shyness

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dilatory

delaying; taking one's time

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dilettante

someone who loves the arts

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diminution

reduction in size

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discordant

conflicting; not in agreement

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disinclination

unwillingess

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disingenuous

not truthful; no as it seems

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disputatious

controversial; provoking debate (polemical?)

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disquiet

to make anxious

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dissipation

weakening of something

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distend

to expand; to swell

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divisive

splitting into two sides; creating disunity

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duplicity

hypocritical

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ebullient

very excited (bull=bubble)

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edify

to teach morals

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efface

to erase; to wipe out

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effusive

excessively emotional/enthusiastic (fuse=to pour)

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elegy

poem about death/sadness

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elicit

to provoke; to draw out through discussion

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emend

to correct

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eminence

position of superiority/power

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encroachment

interfering with something; going beyond the limits

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enervate

weak (physical or mental)

ate= to make

enervate = to make weary

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enmity

hatred

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ephemeral

short-lasting; fleeting

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equanimity

calmness; composure

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equitable

fair; impartial

equi= equal

able=capable of

equitable = capable of equality

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equivocal

intentionally misleading; ambiguous

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erudite

scholarly; academic

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eschew

to avoid; to shun

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euphonious

pleasing to the ear

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ambivalent

having mixed feelings