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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1251-1300 Deck (50)
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Rotund

Rounded in figure; plump.

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Apprehend

To become aware of through the senses.

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Idiosyncrasy

A particular, peculiar, or eccentric trait.

Idiosyncratic.

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Apprehension

Worry or unease.

Apprehensive.

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Strident

Loud, shrill, or harshly grating; forcefully assertive or harshly critical.

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Rampant

Unrestrained.

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Acquit

To declare free of guilt; to clear.

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Supplant

To take the place of.

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Tortuous

Winding, twisted.

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Ilk

Kind; sort; class.

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Debunk

To expose the falsehood of.

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Folly

An act of foolishness.

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Impetus

An impelling or originating force.

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Cache

A hiding place for storage of provisions or valuables.

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Sensuous

Appealing to the senses, esp. those involved in appreciating beauty.

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Congeal

To solidify by or as if by freezing.

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Transpose

To change the relative position or order of.

Transportation.

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Gratis

Free of charge.

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Martinet

One who is strict in discipline, and enjoys authority too much.

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Appall

To horrify.

Appalling.

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Scenario

An outline for a planned series of events, either real or imagined; a summary of a work of fiction.

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Plight

Sad situation.

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Oligopoly

Domination or a market by only a few businesses.

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Shambles

Utter disorder

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Exorbitant

Excessive.

Exorbitance.

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Stratum

A level or layer.

Strata.

Stratify.

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Paradox

A statement or situation that appears contradictory.

Paradoxical.

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Utilitarian

Stressing practical use over other values.

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Vestige

A trace of something that once existed but has disappeared.

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Denizen

An inhabitant; one who is often found in a particular place.

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Parlay

To use success in one thing to achieve greater success in further things; to transform a gain into something of greater value.

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Dispatch

To send off promptly.

Efficient speed; a message, esp. official or from a journalist.

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Malcontent

A dissatisfied person.

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Usurp

To take by force or without legal authority.

Usurpation.

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Oblique

Not straight to the point; indirect.

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Insensible

Not able to feel or perceive; unresponsive.

Insensibility.

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Uproarious

Extremely funny.

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Consign

To give to the care of another; to set apart.

Consignment.

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Complicity

Association or participation in a wrongful act.

Complicitous.

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Whimsical

Not able to be predicted; constantly changing.

Whimsy.

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Caustic

Capable of burning or corroding by chemical action; bitingly sarcastic, cutting.

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Truncate

To cut short.

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Inscribe

To write, carve or engrave words or letters on or in a surface.

Inscription.

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Impertinent

Rude.

Impertinence.

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Municipal

Relating to a city, town, village, or the like with local self-government.

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Margin

A border or edge; a limit in condition or ability; an amount or degree of difference.

Marginal.

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Subsidize

To assist financially or pay for, esp. by the government.

Subsidy.

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Sporadic

Occurring irregularly.

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Dislodge

To force out of a concealed position.

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Decisive

Conclusive; beyond doubt; showing determination.