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Flashcards in SAT VOCAB P-S Deck (49):
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profane

violent; immoral

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profilgate

wasteful; immoral

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progenitor

ancestor; forefather

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prolific

producing a lot of something (fruit, art, offspring)

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propensity

a tendency to do something

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propound

to propose

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prosaic

ordinary; dull

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puerile

childish; juvenile

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quagmire

dangerous situation

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quell

to put down; to quiet

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quiescent

resting; dormant; temporarily inactive

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rail

to yell at

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raiment

clothing

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rarefy

to make less (of a gas)

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ratify

to take action to confirm/agree with something

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raze

to destroy completely

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reallocation

redistribution

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recalcitrant

disobedient; hard to manage

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recant

to take back a statement

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reciprocity

mutual exchange; both sides given privileges to each other

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reconnaissance

search or survey for information

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rectitude

straightness; correctness

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refractory

resistant to control; stubborn

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remission

temporary relief; forgiveness; pardon

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remonstrance

a protest

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remunerative

profitable

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respite

to relieve temporarily; to delay

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resumption

the act of starting something again

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retentive

the ability to retain something

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retrenchment

a reduction; retreating back

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ruffle

to annoy

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saccharine

overly/falsely sweet

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salient

occurring in many areas; common

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salubrious

healthful

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serendipity

good fortune; luck

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sinuous

having many curves; indirect

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slovenly

slobby; sloppy; untidy

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sojourner

wanderer

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solicitous

eager to help

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soporific

sleep-causing; boring/dull

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spate

a large amount; flood

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spurn

to reject

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squalid

filthy; miserable

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stilted

pompous; excessively formal

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stipulate

to require as a condition in making an argument

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stolid

dull; boring

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strident

loud; insistent

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stymie

to prevent; to block

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substantive

broad; real; important