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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1051-1100 Deck (50)
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Engender

To beget; to cause; to promote.

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Phlegmatic

Having a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional.

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Solicitous

Showing great concern for or attention to another; anxious or concerned.

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Recede

To go back; to withdraw.

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Laudable

Worthy of praise.

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Burgeon

To sprout or grow rapidly.

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Halcyon

Calm; peaceful.

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Allegory

A literary work in which the characters represent abstract ideas; a symbolic representation.

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Hubris

Excessive pride.

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Apogee

The highest point; the farthest point in a satellite's orbit.

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Sully

To dirty or tarnish, esp. by disgracing.

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Ensue

To happen subsequently.

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Catharsis

Purging of the emotions.

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Choleric

Easily angered; bad-tempered.

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Mnemonic

Pertaining to or assisting the memory.

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Equivocal

Capable of multiple interpretations; unclear.

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Reprehensible

Deserving to be severely criticized.

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Banish

To drive away; to force to leave a place by official decree.

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Sullen

Showing silent anger and unwillingness to be pleasant to people.

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Putrid

In a foul state, as of decaying flesh; rotten.

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Epitome

A representative example of a type.

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Assimilate

To take in as one's own; to absorb; to adapt or adjust to the customs, etc. of a group.

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Robust

Strong and full of health.

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Congenial

Suited to one's needs it nature; friendly; sympathetic.

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Elaborate

Detailed; carefully thorough.

To develop with care or at greater length.

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Defer

To delay; to put off.

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Transient

Passing with time; remaining only briefly.

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Hemorrhage

To bleed profusely; to lose (something valuable) rapidly and in great quantity.

Excessive bleeding or loss of something valuable.

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Opportunist

One who takes advantage of every opportunity, whether or not it is moral to do so.

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Precarious

Dangerously insecure or unstable.

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Germane

Fitting and appropriate.

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Allege

To assert to be true, esp. without or before proof.

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Reticence

The quality or state of being silent or uncommunicative.

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Inculcate

To teach or impress by frequent repetition; to instill.

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Burnish

To polish.

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Inordinate

Excessive, unrestrained.

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Abdicate

To willingly give up the position of king, queen, etc.; to choose not to fulfill a role or duty.

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Extricate

To remove from an entanglement or difficulty.

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Crevice

A crack or narrow fissure.

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Austere

Stern or severe in appearance; without luxury.

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Manifest

Obvious; very clear; evident.

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Voracious

Devouring; extremely hungry.

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Repose

Relaxation; a state of rest.

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Abrade

To wear down a surface by or as if by scraping.

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Hoodwink

To deceive; to mislead.

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Bondage

Slavery; servitude.

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Premonition

A sense of a future event; a warning in advance.

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Dismay

To destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose enthusiasm, to disillusion.

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Posterity

Future generations.

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Magnanimous

Generous; noble in mind.