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Flashcards in SAT VOCAB M-P's Deck (46):
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mirth

laughter

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misanthrope

someone who hates mankind

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misnomer

named wrong/incorrectly

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mollify

to soothe/soften; to relieve

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multifarious

diverse; coming from many sources

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mundane

ordinary

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munificent

generous; lavish; relating to money

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myopic

narrow view of something

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nebulous

cloudy; hazy; vague

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nefarious

wicked

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nonchalance

not caring; apathy; complacence

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oblivion

forgetfulness

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obstinate

stubborn; hard to control

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obstreperous

resistant to control; agressive noisiness

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ostensible

obvious; apparent

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ostentatious

flashy; garish; gaudy

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overwrought

very excited/bothered by something

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panoply

suit of armour; something forming a protective/ceremonial covering

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pariah

outcast

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parochial

relating to local region (church/parish)

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parsimonious

stingy; cheap

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partisan

biased; subjective

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paucity

a lack; dearth

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pejorative

word intended to disparage/belittle

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penchant

strong like of something

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penitent

feel sadness for something you did wrong

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penury

extreme poverty

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perfidious

disloyal; false

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perfunctory

superficial; lacking interest

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permeate

to spread throughout

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`pervasive

existing everywhere

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philanthropist

someone who gives charity

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phlegmatic

not caring; calm; apathetic

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picayune

of little value; petty

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piecemeal

piece by piece; gradually

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piety

religious devotion

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pithy

concise; meaningful

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platitude

a dull remark; a cliche remark

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ponderous

weighty; heavy

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portentous

amazing; very significant (not always good)

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prattle

to babble; to go on about unimportant things

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precipitous

steep; sheer; abrupt

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predilection

a preference for something; an affinity

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preternatural

extraordinary

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prevaricator

a liar

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proclivity

tendency; inclination