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Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1451-1500 Deck (50)
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Vice

An evil, immoral, or degrading practice or habit.

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Distend

To stretch out; to expand.

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Blandishment

A flattering act or remark; allurement; enticement.

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Prom

Overly proper; precise to the point of affectation; prudish.

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Forge

To give form or shape to; to advance gradually.

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Altercation

A heated or noisy argument.

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Querulous

Inclined to find fault; complaining; full of complaint.

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Outmoded

No longer in fashion.

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Vocation

A regular occupation, esp. one for which a person is particularly suited.

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Consummate

Complete; supremely accomplished.

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Check

To restrain or block.

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Modicum

A small quantity.

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Vicarious

Felt as it one were taking part in the experiences of another.

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Surrogate

A substitute.

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Tenacious

Extremely persistent; stubborn; relentless; holding firmly; cohesive.

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Cupidity

Strong desire for wealth; greed.

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Facet

Any of a number of sides or aspects.

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Covet

To desire strongly.

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Censure

To criticize severely.

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Sanctimonious

Pretending holiness; hypocritically devout.

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Archetype

The original pattern or model; a perfect example.

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Heed

To pay attention to.

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Escapade

A reckless adventure.

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Kindle

To build a fire; to set on fire or ignite; to arouse (an emotion, passion, etc.).

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand.

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Hypocrisy

The pretense of having virtues or beliefs that one does not really have.

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Ornate

Highly, often excessively decorated.

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Allocate

To set apart for a special purpose; designate.

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Autonomy

Independence; self-government.

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Laity

All the people not belonging to a given profession, esp. the clergy.

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Reprimand

A severe, often formal, rebuke.

To rebuke severely.

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Clique

Exclusive group of people.

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Profuse

Giving or pouring forth freely; generous.

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Adorn

To add beauty; to decorate.

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Facilitate

To make easier.

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Reciprocate

To give something in return.

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Gape

To open wide; to stare with the mouth open.

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Deadlock

A tie; a standstill.

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Connive

To cooperate secretly in wrongful action; to scheme.

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Consortium

An association, esp. of businesses or investors, engaging in a joint venture.

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Stygian

Gloomy and dark; infernal or hellish.

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Mores

Accepted rules of behavior.

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Nihilism

A belief that rejects all moral or religious values; the belief that the destruction of political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.

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Ado

Trouble; fuss.

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Blasé

Indifferent or bored with life; unimpressed as if because of too much worldly experience.

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Espouse

To give loyalty or support to; to adopt.

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Vapid

Lacking interest, animation, or flavor.

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Venal

Capable of being bribed or corrupted.

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Clandestine

Done in secret, esp. to conceal something improper.

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Enervate

To weaken.