SAT Vocabs #151-200 Flashcards Preview

SAT Vocabs Pt. 1 > SAT Vocabs #151-200 > Flashcards

Flashcards in SAT Vocabs #151-200 Deck (50)
Loading flashcards...
0

Periphery

N.
A boundary line; perimeter; an outside surface.
Adj.
Peripheral.

1

Tyranny

N.
Arbitrary or unrestrained expertise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
N.
Tyrant;
Adj.
Tyrannical.

2

Regress

V.
To return to a previous state.

3

Plummet

V.
To decline or descend sharply.

4

Placebo

N.
Something presented as a drug, but having no actual effect.

5

Putative

Adj.
Put forth or accepted as true on inadequate grounds; supposed.

6

Concede

V.
To acknowledge as true.
N.
Concession.

7

Maul

V.
To injure; mangle.

8

Serendipity

N.
Unexpected gift or discovery.

9

Obtuse

Adj.
Slow in understanding; dull; stupid.
N.
Obtuseness.

10

Fitful

Adj.
Occurring in irregular outbursts; occurring in spurts.

11

Novice

N.
A person new to a field or activity; a beginner.

12

Underscore

V.
To emphasize.

13

Ode

N.
A long, lyrical poem, usually serious or meditative in nature.

14

Wry

Adj.
Dryly humorous, with a touch of irony.

15

Dreary

Adj.
Depressing and boring.

16

Placate

V.
To make less angry.

17

Correlate

V.
To correspond; to be mutually related.
N.
Correlation.

18

Valiant

Adj.
Courageous, brave, as in battle.

19

Fathom

V.
To measure the depth of; to understand.

20

Perpetuity

N.
A state of infinite or indefinitely long duration.
Adj.
Perpetual.

21

Euphony

N.
Pleasing sound, esp. of words.
Adj.
Euphonious.

22

Palliate

V.
To lessen the pain or severity.
Adj.
Palliative.

23

Gibe

V.
To ridicule.

24

Writhe

V.
To twist or squirm, as in pain, struggle or embarrassment.

25

Fertile

Producing abundantly; prolific.
Fertility.

26

Hapless

Unfortunate; unlucky.

27

Timbre

The distinguishing quality of a sound.

28

Skittish

Nervous; easily frightened.

29

Connoisseur

An expert, esp. in the fine arts.