Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #1451-1500 Deck (50)
An evil, immoral, or degrading practice or habit.
To stretch out; to expand.
A flattering act or remark; allurement; enticement.
Overly proper; precise to the point of affectation; prudish.
To give form or shape to; to advance gradually.
A heated or noisy argument.
Inclined to find fault; complaining; full of complaint.
No longer in fashion.
A regular occupation, esp. one for which a person is particularly suited.
Complete; supremely accomplished.
To restrain or block.
A small quantity.
Felt as it one were taking part in the experiences of another.
Extremely persistent; stubborn; relentless; holding firmly; cohesive.
Strong desire for wealth; greed.
Any of a number of sides or aspects.
To desire strongly.
To criticize severely.
Pretending holiness; hypocritically devout.
The original pattern or model; a perfect example.
To pay attention to.
A reckless adventure.
To build a fire; to set on fire or ignite; to arouse (an emotion, passion, etc.).
Difficult to understand.
The pretense of having virtues or beliefs that one does not really have.
Highly, often excessively decorated.
To set apart for a special purpose; designate.
All the people not belonging to a given profession, esp. the clergy.
A severe, often formal, rebuke.
To rebuke severely.
Exclusive group of people.
Giving or pouring forth freely; generous.
To add beauty; to decorate.
To make easier.
To give something in return.
To open wide; to stare with the mouth open.
A tie; a standstill.
To cooperate secretly in wrongful action; to scheme.
An association, esp. of businesses or investors, engaging in a joint venture.
Gloomy and dark; infernal or hellish.
Accepted rules of behavior.
A belief that rejects all moral or religious values; the belief that the destruction of political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.
Indifferent or bored with life; unimpressed as if because of too much worldly experience.
To give loyalty or support to; to adopt.
Lacking interest, animation, or flavor.
Capable of being bribed or corrupted.
Done in secret, esp. to conceal something improper.